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Baby born the size of a cell phone fighting to survive

Posted at 8:24 PM, Oct 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-22 20:32:11-04

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — When baby Adilynn Renee was born premature, she weighed less than a pound and was about the size of your cell phone.

“I never imagined her to be that small.  It took me by surprise,” Adilynn’s mom, Chelsea Gregory, told WGHP.  “It really scared me.  I was like, how is she going to make it?”

Now four months old, Adilynn weighs about four pounds, but she’s still in serious trouble.  According to WGHP, she’s had pneumonia twice as well as a blood infection.

“It’s 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,” Gregory said.

Photo courtesy Capturing Hopes Photography via WGHP

Photo courtesy Capturing Hopes Photography via WGHP

Adilynn is currently on life support at Brenner Children’s Hospital.

“Every little step that she makes is a huge accomplishment,” Gregory said. “Even turning her oxygen down 1 percent. I’m just blessed with it. I’ll take it.”

Gregory is asking for prayers for her daughter from anyone and everyone.

“It means more than the world to us because right now we are in desperate need of prayers,” Gregory said. “Honestly, there’s nothing more in this world that means more than just one person praying.”