I was born at 25 weeks, 1.10 lbs. This was almost 17 years ago. Since the technology back then was different and not as advanced, i was given a 5% chance of living, let alone being healthy and "normal."
So here i am 17 years later, perfectly normal and healthy, with no medical probs whatsoever from my premature birth. I'll be a senior this year in HS, and i maintain a B average. I want a career in nursing, and i would love to work in NICU. The fact that i was born so early, and hearing about other premies and so-called "miracle babies" is what inspired me to go for NICU.
I guess miracles really can happen.
Good luck with your niece and the baby. Hopefully they'll both come out of the hospital eventually, happy and healthy! Let us know what happens. I'll be praying for and thinking of them.