A mother from Alfreton has praised the neonatal unit at the King's Mill Hospital as she prepares to have a proper Christmas at home with her baby son for the first time - after his first was spent in intensive care.
Chloe Parkes gave birth to Lucas 12 weeks early last October, and he weighted just over 1kg.
Now he's doing well at home, and will have a proper festive period with the family.
Last year he left the intensive care unit on Christmas Eve, so his mum had very little time to prepare for his first Christmas.
He had been born by emergency caesarean section on 27 October 2017.
Amniotic Band Syndrome is a rare condition where strands of the amniotic sac separate and entangle digits, limbs or other parts of the foetus.
When Lucas was born he had bands around some of his fingers, his toes and round his leg. Surgeons were able to save his toes and leg by removing the bands and leaving behind just scarring, but two of his fingers couldn’t be saved.
He was also born with chronic lung disease, an eye disorder known as Retinopathy of Prematurity, and Hypospadias.
Lucas has now been home now for almost a year, and Chloe says he's thriving, as well as starting to walk.