Intensive care: life with a seriously ill baby

For babies born ill or early, the first few weeks in intensive care can be gruelling. How do they (and their parents) get through it? We follow one baby born with a serious heart defect Exposed to the air by the surgeon's knife, a baby's heart, the size of a small plum, is beating vigorously. Two theatre nurses count and re-count their trays of instruments. The anaesthetist studies her monitors …

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