Doctors put a premature baby into a Tesco sandwich bag, but it was OK. It was on purpose, deemed medically acceptable and turned out to be the right thing to do.
After little Pixie Griffiths-Grant was born weighing just 1.1lbs after a troubled 28-week pregnancy, her weight soon fell to just 1lb and, oddly enough, this caused doctors to make the ultimate in impromptu medical fixes by stuffing her miniature body into a sandwich bag. Doctors then rushed her off to intensive care
, where she was placed inside a tupperware container alongside an orange and packet of Mini Cheddars.
Mum Sharon Grant told a local paper: "As soon as she was born, they gave her a little hat and put her straight into the bag to keep her body temperature up. After that they wrapped her in bubble wrap and got her straight to intensive care. It was so random that they had her in the Tesco bag -- it must have just been what the operating theatre had at the time."
Happily, this all happened five months ago, so there's a happy ending. Pixie is now bigger, stronger and healthier, so much so that she now lives in a reinforced 5p superbag and her parents are already planning to buy her a bag-for-life tote. [Express & Echo]