How long was everyone In the NICU?
Bri - posted on 05/02/2010
My son was born at 30 weeks. He weighed 3 lbs. 8 oz. when he was born and when we brout him home he weighed 5 lbs. 11 oz. He was in the NICU for 2 months due to his lungs not being developed. He is now 15 months old and THRIVING!!! crawling and almost walking. he weighs 30 lbs now!!! he is a big boy!!!!!!
Shelby - posted on 04/30/2010
My preemie was in the NICU for 104 days and she was born at 24 weeks and 1 day. She was born Jan 7th 2010 at 1lb 5 ounces. She came home for a day before I found her blue and not breathing had to do cpr to bring her back and she ended up in the PICU for 3 weeks.
Lisa - posted on 04/30/2010
13 years ago my son was born at 31 weeks, 3 lbs 13 ounces, he went down to 3 lbs 10 ounces, and was in the NICU for 6 weeks, came home he was 5 lbs 7 ounces. he is now 100 lbs and ovr 5 ft tall.. u would never even when he was a year old, ever think he was a preemie..
Izelle - posted on 04/28/2010
My little girl was born 28 weeks and weight 6.3 pounds and 14". We stayed in NICU for 6 weeks and then transferd to high care for another 3 weeks and a week in a normal ward. She was prem because of me being diabetic, her lungs did not mature enough before birth and also after birth she had very low blood sugar.
Kathlyn - posted on 04/26/2010
my twins r now 7 years old when they were born they were 10 weeks early claire weighted 3lb 3oz and julie weighted 3lb they spent six weeks in special care baby unit at the james paget hospital near great yarmouth norfolk the staff were wonderful they really looked after my little girls when they were in scbu
Kim - posted on 04/25/2010
My son was born at 34 weeks, he was 5lbs 13oz and was in NICU for two weeks. He had under developed lungs and needed to be on a c-pap machine. He is now 10 months old and you wouldnt even know he was born early. Im now waiting patiently for my lil girl to come into this world. I am 35 weeks and crossing my fingers to make it longer.
Shanice - posted on 04/25/2010
My daughter was born @ 33wks... She was only there for 8 days but it's was tough becasue I had preeclampsia && didn't get to see her for awhile because of the meds that I was on but I'm so blessed because my first child died while I was in labor due to a placenta abrution @ 37wks... Thankful for my "new" doc that took extra precautions to make sure I had a healthy baby!
Therese - posted on 04/24/2010
My daughter was born at 30 9/10 weeks and was in the NICU for 7 very long stressful weeks.....She was there longer then some because she struggled to learn to eat...WE finally had enough and just brought her home on the Haberman nipple (Nipple used for clef palate babies) that's the only one she would take and we weened her off ourselfs other wise she would have been there who knows how much longer....
Mandie - posted on 04/24/2010
my waters broke at 20wks 5days and gave birth at 26wks 5days cooper weighed 864g and was in NICU for 3 weeks then moved to SCN for 8wks before being able to come home is know 8months old 5 months corrected age and is doing really well
Shawntel - posted on 04/20/2010
I had a 28 weeker and he was brought home at 84 days. He was born to save my life- I had eclamptic seizures. He is 14 years old now and we were so very lucky that he survived and is a strong and healthy teen with no residual from his days as a preemie.
Erica - posted on 04/12/2010
We had 27 w 1 d twin boys that were 2 lb 6 oz and 2 lb 8 oz. They were together at the delivering hospital for 7 days, until one was transfered to Johns Hopkins Hospital. One stayed in NICU for 3 mths and the other 5 mths. NICU is hard enough... harder with at 2 hospitals and trying to recover from a c-section
Kathryn - posted on 04/11/2010
My twins were born at 28w0d. One was 3 lbs 1 oz, the other 2 lb 7 oz. The birth was sudden and they did not receive any steroids for their lungs. One was there 57 days, came home for 4 and then went back for another 20. The other came home on day 100. They are now 6 years old. I'd love to hear how everyone's kids are doing now. What services they get if any, what repercussions there have been from their early births.
Gina - posted on 04/10/2010
Congratulations on bringing baby home! My son, who is seven now, was born at 26 weeks. He was 2lbs. 2oz and came home at 4lbs. He was in the NICU and Special Care Baby Unit for about 3 1/2 months. He spent 93 of those days on the ventilator. The first few years were really rough, but he is now a healthy and happy little boy.
Alicia - posted on 04/10/2010
I had 2 short stays in the NICU! My 2 yr old was there for 16 days and my 3 month old for 14 days. I give props to all the parents who's kids are in for months. It was hard for 2 weeks I couldn't imagine a few months. Good luck to u all!
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