Pamela - posted on 10/21/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter was born 11/21/08, 30 weeks, 2 lbs 6 oz,she spent 38 days in the NICU. After six days she got an infection that nearly took her life. She only spent 2 days total of the 38 on a vent. That is great for 30 week old baby, usually the lunds don't devlop until 31 weeks. We brought her home the day after Thanksgiving and she weigh 3 lbs 12 oZ. I was terrified, I knwe how to take care of her in the NICU but nurses were always there. We were blessed and she did not come home on any machines or medicine. I read all the stories about other babies and feel so lucky. Today my baby gril turned 2! She is doing wonderful, she is still tiny, only 19,5 lbs but devleopemt wise she is on target.
Tomorrow we are going back to the NICU for the first time for a freindsly visit to see the wonderful nurses that took care of her. Any advice? I am afraid I am going to cry the entire time.
Thank you and good luck to all premie's out there.