Premature babies gain comfort from crocheted octopuses, volunteers struggle to meet demand
Updated August 11, 2017 12:45:08
One of the first things tiny Harrison Nobes was able to hold was a small crocheted octopus.
Harrison was born at just 26 weeks and two days, weighing only 890 grams.
He was so premature that a valve in his heart had not yet finished growing and he was placed straight into a humidicrib; a number of connected tubes kept him alive.
His mother Katie Nobes said the birth came quickly and was quite a shock.
“It was pretty much a perfect pregnancy. I didn’t have morning sickness or anything,” she said.
Ms Nobes was working at the Launceston General Hospital when she went into labour and was flown by air …