Meet Hamilton!

Meet Hamilton!

Everybody meet Hamilton! He arrived with us in June after being born prematurely, weighing only 18kg.

** Case study**
Everybody meet Hamilton! He arrived with us in June after being born prematurely, weighing only 18kg. He was not strong enough to stand up and feed from his mother so we had to feed him through a nasogastric tube for the first couple of days. As he could not feed himself he missed out on his first feed which is extremely important as the colostrum (first milk) is full of protective antibodies that would have protected him from infectious disease. Therefore we gave him a hyperimmune plasma drip to make sure he got all of those important antibodies in his system. After these first couple of days he was strong enough to get up on his own and suckle. As you can see from the pictures he is now all grown up and doing very well!
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