Micro-Preemie Born at 1lb-11oz is Now Thriving After Mom was Told He Would Not Survive: ‘He’s Defied the Odds’

​Saniah Poindexter’s son Kayden – SWNS

A mother who was told her 1-pound-11-ounce baby “would not survive” after arriving three months early now says he’s defied the odds and is thriving.

Saniah Poindexter was 19 when she discovered she was pregnant.

She was having a normal pregnancy until 26 weeks later, when Saniah came home from college with a stomach ache and a sky-high temperature.

Saniah was in active labor and her baby would arrive 14 weeks early.

“I did everything I could in my pregnancy to be healthy.

“I cried about it a lot when I was warned he “would not survive”. They told me I would be lucky if he came home.”

Born micro-premature, Kayden weighed just 1lb 11oz and was kept in an NICU ward for 65 days.

But now he’s been discharged from a Michigan hospital weighing 4-lbs 8-oz—and his mom says he’s “thriving” at home.

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Saniah Poindexter with her son Kayden at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital – SWNS

“He’s defied the odds. He’s doing really great, despite us being told differently,” said Saniah, who studies business management at Grand Rapids Community College.

“Bringing him home was the happiest day of my life.”

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Now, Kayden is a “very feisty” four months old.

Though technically he is one month old, he is making noises and knows how to roll over.

“He is always looking for me, which shows he is a really advanced baby,” Saniah told SWNS news service.

“I knew he was special.”

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