how long did it take for your premire to breath alone?

Sara - posted on 03/17/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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my arianna breathed on her own right off the bat being born at 34 weeks but another baby born a day after her was the same age and couldnt breath at all and had to belife flighted to a bigger NICU because the nurses worked on him for about 6 hrs through the night and just couldnt stableize him..

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Rebecca - posted on 01/20/2011

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My daughter was born 11/6/10 at 34 weeks. She was on CPaP then on the Vent then back on CPAP, then on Nasal Canuli, then sent home on .5 liters of 100% oxygen and is still on it for yet another month. I will be soo glad when she gets off it. :(

Liz - posted on 01/19/2011

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My b/g twins were born at 33 wks 6 days. My daughter only had to have oxygen for an hour, and my son ( was born with underdeveloped lungs) had a resperator for four hours and then was on oxygen for six days. they will be three in June and can't tell they were preemies. My youngest will be one in July and he was a full termer

Jessie - posted on 01/19/2011

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My daughter was born at 34wks andwas on cpap for 5hrs. She was in the NICU for 3 weeks as she had apnea issue and came home on caffeine citrate and an apnea monitor. She just came completely off the apnea monitor and will be 8months old 1/20/10.

Lisa - posted on 01/17/2011

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my daughter was born at 35 weeks and nwas on the vent for 7 days cpap for a few more days and then nasal for a few more

Candace - posted on 01/14/2011

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my little one was born at 33wks and needed help breathing for about 24hrs

Chaille - posted on 01/13/2011

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My son was born at 26w5days. He was just over 2 pounds. They intubated him right away. He was on the ventilator for about a week. Then he was put on the CPap for a couple of weeks. He had a really bad episode and stopped breathing so he was reintubated and hung on to the vent for another month or so. We then went back to CPap, then to a high flow nasal cannula, and now we are on the lowest setting on the low flow prongs with hardly any oxygen support needed. It's been a long road and he is still not completely breathing on his own but he's close. He really just needs that extra boost when he eats.

Alexandra - posted on 04/12/2010

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My baby boy was born the first day of my 26 week, he was 1lb 13 oz. He was only two days on oxygen (nasal cannula). His lungs were mature. THANKS GOD. But he HMD.

Kimberly - posted on 04/12/2010

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sierra was born at 31 weeks she was 2 pounds was on a ventelator for 3 days then the cpap for weeks

Lindsey - posted on 04/12/2010

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Abigail was born at 29 wk 5 d. Right after birth she was breathing on her own and within 6 hours she went from nasal cannula to ventilator to oscillator. She was on the oscillator for 6 days. She also received nitric oxide. During that time her right lung collapsed twice and her left once. After the oscillator she was on oxygen for 25 days and during that time she had to be ventilated for 3-4 days because she got an infection. During my entire pregnancy I had little to no fluid so her lungs were pretty underdeveloped and fragile even with the steroid series I was given before she was born. Now, at almost 5 months, she's completely healthy.

Choca - posted on 04/12/2010

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My Micah was born a the Vent for about a month then CPAP for about a month then oxygen for 5 months he had Chronic Lung Disease...Now He's a Healthy 1yr old.

Frances - posted on 04/12/2010

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My little man was born at 26 weeks, he was resuscitated at birth. He was on a ventilator for a total of 18 days, cpap for about a week, and on a Nasal Canula for over three months including when he came home.

Claudelle - posted on 04/12/2010

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My son Caydon was born at 32 weeks. He was on oxygen for about 4 hours then they took him off and he breathed on his own from then.

Brittany - posted on 04/12/2010

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My son Mathew was born at 24 weeks so he was right away put on a ventilator. He was on the vent at first for a couple months then on c-pap for a few weeks and then at 3 months he was just on O2 he stayed on just O2 until 4months old and the worst day of our life happend. We got a call at home to get to the NICU his heart was failing and was back on the vent. Well they were able to save him and he is now going to be 1 on April 22 2010 he is still in the NICU with a Trach and on the vent but coming off of it soon. So in all He has been on the vent now for about 10 months.

Vicky - posted on 03/19/2010

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Callum was born at 28 weeks, and had to be ventilated straight away. Was in the neo-natal for 14 weeks. He came home a week after his due date (30/10/09) and had to come home on low flow oxygen. Amazingly he came off it 2 weeks ago (5/3/10) so it is great to see our wee boy without his prongs and without a cable following him.

Tammy - posted on 03/18/2010

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My little boy was born at 32 weeks and he needed a ventilator for a couple days, after that he was breathing on his own. He came home after 3 weeks in the NICU. He was put on caffeine citrate to help.

Tena - posted on 03/18/2010

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my son needed help breathing for the first 6 weeks. He is great now. No breathing issues at all. He is 19 years old now.

Marcie - posted on 03/18/2010

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Lucky for me mine didn't have that problem after only being carried for 29weeks and 5 days. He was unable to stay in for the second sterriods shot, I didn't like the fact of not being able to hold him for a week, but when i did it was the most wonderful feeling in the world. He had to have 1 blood transfusion because of his cell count and he had a little bit of fluid in his lungs, but after two months went by he was finally able to come home, he had to come home with an apnea monitor and man was that thing annoying but he only had it for 9 months. Now he will be 2 in may and i can hardly believe it. He was 3lbs 4oz when born and now he is almost 30lbs.

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My guy was born at 25 weeks. He was vented for 2 months, then on cpap for 3 weeks, followed by a couple of weeks of low flow oxygen. He had a lot of breathing issues.

Carie - posted on 03/18/2010

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My little girl was bor at 26 weeks and she was on a vent for 8hrs. She also got caffeine for a months because she was so early. She had canulas for 3 months on room air.

Kathleen - posted on 03/18/2010

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My little man was born at 30weeks and he was on the CPAP for less than 12 hours then room air. We were so lucky as they say little boys usually have a harder time!

Andrea - posted on 03/17/2010

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I had twin boys at 30 weeks. Both of my boys were resucitated at birth. One of my boys had to be on a ventilator for 2 days at which point he died because even on total oxygen, he still wasn't able to get enough oxygen to live. He had many other problems as well. My other boy was on a CPAP for 4 days and then began breathing on his own. He was given caffeine for 3 weeks to avoid apnea.

Heidi - posted on 03/17/2010

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my dughter poppy was born at 35 weeks. from birth she needed support with an oxygen head box. 16 hrs after birth had to be retrieved to the childrens hospital NICU to be ventilaed. she was on life support for 22 hrs, then moved onto CPAP for another 24 hrs. after that 4 days in an isolette with 35% oxygen, 3 days on nasal prongs and then FREE of all support!!! she has just turned 1 and only has needed oxygen when she got bronc with rsv at 4 mths so really lucky

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