113 Days Later, Baby Goes Home After Being Born 16 Weeks Early

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GALLOWAY, N.J. -

After 113 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a family's tiny bundle of joy was finally able to go home.

Makenna Spruill was born 16 weeks early after her mother began developing a severe case of pre-eclampsia.

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At just 13.7 ounces, Makenna was the smallest baby the AtlantiCare NICU had ever cared for and her chances of survival were extremely low.

But after 18 weeks in the hospital, doctors and nurses were able to nurse the newborn back to health.

As she heads home to begin the next chapter of her life, officials at AtlantiCare say they can’t wait to see what big things Makenna will do.

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