A young mother from North Carolina is asking for prayers for her baby, born four months prematurely, at less than a pound, and the size of a cell phone.
As Fox 8 WGHP reports, Adilynn Renee is now four months old and weighs four pounds, but continues to be on life support. She has had pneumonia twice and a blood infection.
Chelsea Gregory, Adilynn’s mother, said, “I never imagined her to be that small, it took me by surprise. It really scared me. I was like, how is she going to make it?”
Last month, Adilynn was moved from Forsyth Medical Center to Brenner Children’s Hospital.
According to Adilynn’s mother, her baby’s illnesses are “making her heart work extra hard, her heart is trying to give out on her so they are having to give her medicine for it. Tons of medicines.”
“Every little step that she makes is a huge accomplishment,” Gregory said. “Even turning her oxygen down one percent. I’m just blessed with it. I’ll take it.”
“It means more than the world to us because right now we are in desperate need of prayers,” Gregory continued. “Honestly, there’s nothing more in this world that means more than just one person praying.”
Adilynn was one of the smallest babies ever born at Forsyth Medical Center.
“I know she’s fought so hard for her mommy and daddy,” said Gregory, “and we are gonna fight for her.”