One of World's Smallest Surviving Infants Goes Home


"She will go home on oxygen, and will need nipple feedings, some tube feedings, vitamins and other medications," Rogers said. "It's a long, uncertain road ahead."

"There will still be lots of doctor appointments and therapists coming to the house to make sure she can meet her milestones," Moore added.

While they are happy Kenna is finally going home, the staff who cared for her for six months will miss the baby they called their "little bird."

"When Kenna was about three or four days old, another nurse took her footprints, and we all laminated them and made copies and we carry them with our badges as a reminder of how small she was and that she made it this far," said Samantha Mullis, one of Kenna's nurses.

And Moore hopes Kenna will also inspire others who are going through hard times.

"By sharing the challenges we faced and this experience, we hope it will help people who are going through something similar and can't find any words of hope," she said. "You have to find something to hold onto and try to find the positive in everything."

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