NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) – A baby girl born three months early after she came into the world unexpectedly at her family’s home has been released from the hospital.
Baby Kennadee’s mother Rebecca Kimball welcomed her young miracle home after five months in the Intensive Care Unit. The infant survived a lung collapse and 12 infections since she was born in October.
“She called me and said, ‘All right you can take her home today’, I said ‘Don’t mess with me, I can’t do this!”
Kimball gave birth to Kennadee at her home in New Bedford 12 weeks early at just one pound and 15 ounces. Five months later she’s a happy ten pounds but still needs a lot of care to live a normal life.
The time that Kennadee spent in the hospital was hard on the mother of three, but Kimball’s confident she can handle it all at home.
“I never understood what parents felt when they didn’t come home with their baby, until I walked out of the hospital without her,” she said.
Having flat lined, and surviving through countless surgeries, the infant has proven she’s every bit the miracle baby that people call her.