This little boy has a condition that makes him look like a newborn baby

"They think that he was just born," Cook told WLKY of her seven-month-old son, Matthew. "We get, 'Was he just born five minutes ago?' or, 'Was he preemie?' or, 'Why is he so small?'" It's true that Matthew was born prematurely, but this adorable little guy is facing a lot more problems than just that.

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Many people are drawn to babies because of how small and adorable they are. Strangers who would normally pass by without a word stop in their tracks, compelled to say something about the tiny humans they find so irresistible. But when Jenevieve Cook takes her baby out on walks, people have a lot of questions. "They think that he was just born," Cook told WLKY of her seven-month-old son, Matthew. "We get, 'Was he just born five minutes ago?' or, 'Was he preemie?' or, 'Why is he so small?'" It's true that Matthew was born prematurely, but this adorable little guy is facing a lot more problems than just that.

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Just Weeks to Live

Doctors first noticed Matthew was not growing properly when Cook was pregnant with him. She was induced at 28 weeks with Matthew weighing just one pound and two ounces when he was born. After spending 98 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), he was finally discharged but with a tragic diagnosis: doctors said he had microcephaly, a condition in which a baby's head is smaller than expected. As a result, doctors said he wouldn’t live long.

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But They Were All Wrong!

She said they were also told his brain had stopped growing. “We were told not expect value of life,” Cook told WLKY. However, nearly three months later, an exome test that revealed that he actually has a rare condition called microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type two (MOPDII). “We were told Matthew would walk, he would talk, he would go to school, he would just be extraordinarily small,” Cook told WLKY.