They certainly do! My son was born 10 weeks premature and I was amazed at the fight he put up to survive. He was resuscitated a few times and battled Hydrops fetalis and Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT). His fight for life was awe inspiring to watch and got me through each day.
Having a premature baby is tough. Turning up to the neonatal unit every day is tough and feels like it's going to be your life from now on. Living those 73 days they felt long and never ending to me at the time but looking back on them now they feel like they were ages ago. We got through that tough time. I think as a family it made us tough and ready to take on anything life throws our way.