Melanie - posted on 01/13/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
My little Miracle Ian was born 9 weeks early due to me having preeclampsia!!! He was 2lbs 10.5 ozs! He was only on the oxygen for a couple hours and CPAP for 2 days he was on an apnea monitor for the first 4 months of his life but then seemed fine. When he was born they said his immune system was only built up to that of a 20 week old gestation basically his immune system was about 9 weeks behind him. When we brought him home I refused to take him outside the house unless absolutely necessary I was so afraid he would catch something. Now at 17 months his immune system is still not built up to where it should be and he gets sick so easy. Now he has RSV! He had the shots last year but doc said they weren't necessary this year!!! His dr has been great about taking care of every issue I come in complaining about and sometimes theres alot but with somethings he just kinda blows it off as me being just a worried mom which of course I am what mother isn't LOL!!!! Ian's immune system is way better but it's still not where it should be and the dr only idea was give him yogurt and keep a close eye on it!!! So I guess my question is does anyone have any other ideas on how to build up his immune system so my little man stops getting sick!!!!