British Couple Stuck In US After Hospital Refuses To Discharge Baby Born on Holiday

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 31 August 2019, 01:39 PM
The couple has no medical insurance and the stay in US will lead to expensive hospital and hotel bills
The couple has no medical insurance and the stay in US will lead to expensive hospital and hotel bills
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Baby Lily Borrill was born weighing only just 1lb, 11oz - and now cannot discharged from hospital
    • The couple has no medical insurance and the stay in US will lead to expensive hospital and hotel bills
    • The couple says they can't wait to have her home

A British couple Louis Borrill and his fiancee Yeridiana Chazares gave birth to a child three months early, ahead of the November due date while they were on holiday in the US. Baby Lily Borrill was born weighing only just 1lb, 11oz - and now cannot discharged from hospital for three or four months till his health stabilises. The couple has no medical insurance and the stay in US will lead to expensive hospital and hotel bills. The doctors have told them that Lily would not be 'out of the woods' until around three or four months and only then can she be discharged and they can return home to Scunthorpe.

"Obviously, we were shocked by this, we planned to have Lily in Scunthorpe and then we find out that we're going to have to have her born here, and in the back of our minds realising what was going to come,” Mail Online quoted Louis Borrill said.

“Although in pre-term labour, the doctors told Louis and Yeri that this waiting period could have been anywhere between a few hours to a few months, with them having to remain in the hospital throughout. However, at 8.18am on August 6, baby Lily was born. I don't even know how I could possibly describe that 24-hour period. We were scrambling around trying to figure out what we had to do and were both obviously very nervous. But we knew we had to remain calm, knowing our baby could come at any point,” he added.

The couple says they can't wait to have her home. The doctors say that the baby is doing great breathing, moving and, hopefully, getting stronger and stronger.

According to Mail Online have set up an online GoFundMe page to help them meet the hospital, hotel expenses in the US.

First Published: Saturday, August 31, 2019 01:37 PM

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