This preemie born four months early had to go through major surgery to survive. Having the operation at day six, the little girl is believed to be the world’s youngest patient to survive abdominal surgery.

Her parents shared this scary but miraculous story–born at 23 weeks, this tiny preemie had to go through major surgery within a week of her birth.

Abiageal Peters was born four months early and weighed just 1.3lbs. Fighting against the ordeal as a premature baby, little Abi managed to survive major abdominal surgery six days after her birth.

Little Abiageal Peters is believed to be the world’s youngest patient to survive abdominal surgery.

Described by her parents as “our little miracle,” Abi is considered to be the world’s youngest patient to survive abdominal surgery.

When Abiageal was born, she was put on life support and taken away by the neonatal unit soon after birth–her parents only got a brief time to be with her.

“Once the neonatal team had incubated Abi, we were allowed a quick peek and a kiss before she was rushed off,” said Abi’s mother, Louise Peters, 32, an analyst at Investec Bank.

“It was incredibly scary,” she said. “She just looked so tiny and couldn’t make any noise or open her eyes.”

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