In fact, mom and dad Lacey and Wynne Breeden were able to bring Watson home on Tuesday — a major feat, considering that the baby girl’s case was quite severe. She spent six months stuck in a hospital after her October birth, hooked to oxygen tubes and in an incubator — and faced countless surgeries, according to Today.com.
Problems began for the family when Watson was born four months early amid’s Lacey’s struggle with HELLP syndrome, a severe form of preeclampsia that can become life-threatening for both a mother and an unborn child, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Hospital staff said that Watson, who now weighs 8 pounds, has had a miraculous recovery.
“Short of saying this is a miracle, it’s really hard to put that into words, the fact that the baby is still doing good,” Dr. Enrique Rios, a neonatologist at Baylor Dallas, told KXAS-TV back in December. “It is by far the smallest baby I’ve ever seen.”
And despite the odds being stacked against the child, her progress has continued.
“When you’re in a NICU situation, they tell you in the beginning it’s going to be a roller coaster situation. But you really don’t process that … for me, I hit a wall halfway through,” she said. “How much more can I take? How much more can a mother take?”