True strength: SA Mom explains how her 24 week old baby fought to live

True strength: SA Mom explains how her 24 week old baby fought to live

- A young local mother has taken to Facebook to share the story of how her premature baby fought to live

- In the lengthy post, the mom explains how doctors told her the little one wouldn't make it but survived against all odds

- Facebookers were left truly moved by the post, many of them sharing messages of support with the young mom

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Going through birth complications is one of the hardest things young mothers can be faced with. A young mother whose child was born prematurely knows exactly how difficult it is to watch your little one struggle after spending so many months protecting them in your belly.

Refilwe Emily Setshedi recently took to Facebook's ImStaying to share in detail how her little baby was born at only 24 weeks, leaving many doctors doubtful that she would live to more than a few weeks.

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"I was told by one too many doctors that she would never be normal or live, the list was endless. Her tiny body wasn't fully developed. When I first saw her , she could fit inside my hands with a tiny heartbeat because God was still creating her.
"I was heartbroken and torn apart, Prayer was my weapon. Kaylah was born at 24 weeks and 2 days, weighing 795 grams due to PPROM. She was a micro premature."

She then explains how despite popular belief, the little one started gaining weight and growing gradually. After a few months of intensive care and a lot of prayers, little Kaye and her mommy were able to go home together.

Mom speaks about her 24-week old baby's journey to health
Mom shares how her little one fought to survive. Source: Refilwe Emily Setshedi/ImStaying/Facebook
Source: UGC

The stressed-out mom says in the heartbreaking post:

"She dropped to 700 when she was infected with Klebsiella pneumoniae. She recovered and was isolated for 3 months until we were discharged, weighing only 1.56 kg. it was such a huge milestone for us.

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"Some people never get to know their heroes, I gave birth to mine. The love and support I got from my family, friends and church members is priceless."

She then goes on to thank the hospital staff for all their support and hard work helping the little one grow and become healthy again. Soon, moved Stayers joined in on thanking the nurses and doctors. They also shared messages of support with the young mommy and her baby.

In more heartwarming news, children are truly a blessing and can bring so much joy into the world just by being themselves. A little girl and her dad recently lit up many faces after a picture of the two of them was shared in Facebook's ImStaying group recently.

The doting dad Dakalo Wanga Ramalata could not help but to brag about his little cutie pie in the ImStaying post. "She’s the reason I’m staying. My firstborn. #ImStaying," he captioned the heartwarming post.

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Meanwhile, Stayers were left blown away by the cuteness of the child. The post was liked a whopping 43 000 times and got thousands of comments from the amazed Facebookers. While some simply complimented her unique looks, a lot of them asked the young dad to enter the child into competitions.

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