How long was everyone In the NICU?

Crystal - posted on 02/22/2010 ( 562 moms have responded )

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We were able to bring our preemie home after 154 days in the NICU. She was 26 weeks and 3 days when she was born.

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Robyn - posted on 04/06/2010

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I had twins just shy of 30 weeks. 2 pounds 11 oz, and 3 pound 9 oz at birth. My son came home after 35 days and my daughter after 45. Anyone else have to come home with apnea monitors?

Sonia - posted on 04/06/2010

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My Riley was a 28+3 weeks & 1.13kg ( lowest weight at 980g ) and was in the Nicu for 4 months, PICU for 3 months & then a Ward for 4 months. He was a TOF baby and had lots of other medical issues associated with the TOF.

Kat - posted on 04/06/2010

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my son was in nicu for 2 wks and then transferred to special care for another 4wks. he was 8wks prem due to pre eclempsia, he had no major complications except for a urinary tract infection. he couldnt breastfeed either from being tube fed.

Kristine - posted on 04/05/2010

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My girls were born at 26 weeks. Twin A was 1lb 13oz, she came home after 215 days(7 months) weighing 8lbs. Twin B was 1lb 15oz, she came home after 90 days(3 months) weighing 4lbs 15oz.

Adriane - posted on 04/05/2010

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My little guy was born at 26 weeks and weighed 1 lb, 6 ounces. He was in the hospital for 4 and 1/2 months

Patrice - posted on 04/05/2010

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Barbie T, blessings come in disguises. I know you already know she is a BIG blessing. Write anjournal/book of your journey, I can see a story line already.

Erica - posted on 04/05/2010

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My was born at 30 weeks, he was 3 lbs 2 oz, and stayed in the NICU for 29 days when he was born.

Shanica - posted on 04/05/2010

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I some was a 26 weeker born at 2 pounds and 2 ounces (surviving twin), he was in NICU from 10 weeks and came home at 4 pounds and 6 ounces when he was 34 weeks.

Sara - posted on 04/04/2010

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28 weeks 2lbs 1 oz at birth. Brought her home after 90 days at just under 5lbs. She's 14 now...I'm so proud of her! The time flies.

Brandy - posted on 04/04/2010

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My baby was 31 weeks, 3lb 8 oz, 28 days in the NICU. Left the hospital 4 lbs and about 10 oz.

Audrey - posted on 04/04/2010

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Mine were in the NICU for 2 weeks. They were born at 8 1/2 months. Twin A was 3 lbs 15 oz. and Twin B was 4 lbs and 4 oz.

Nicole - posted on 04/04/2010

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My baby girl was born at 36 weeks and was in the NICU for 4 days, due to my placental abruption (she lost blood). She is a healthy, happy, growing girl now!

Anita - posted on 04/04/2010

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My twins were born at 33 weeks. One came home at 8 days, and one at 15 days. I have major issues with this, though. They kept insisting that weight didn't play a factor in the length of time, just breathing, body temp., feeding. My daughter, who came home at 8 days, was 3 1/2 lbs. at the time. 4 days later, she was back in the hospital as she got some sort of virus causing diarrhea, and they wouldn't let her back in the NICU, so she was in the regular pediatric ward. I feel the hospital made a huge mistake sending her home so small.



HOWEVER, both my kids did fantastically as they grew! They are now 9 years old. My 3 1/2 lb. girl now weighs 84 lbs.! My 4 1/2 lb. boy now weighs 63 lbs.

Tasha - posted on 04/04/2010

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My daughter was born at 34 weeks and spent 17 days in the NICU. She was 4 lbs and when we went home she was 4 lbs 15 oz. I think we would have gone home sooner but the nurses held off giving her a bottle because I was breastfeeding her. The day after they began feeding her bottle when I wasn't there we got to go home.



She is 11 months now and is a chunk! She weighs 20+ pounds and loves to eat!

Kirsty - posted on 04/04/2010

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my first premie was born at 32weeks and weighing 3pnd 7 and spent 2 n a half weeks on special care coming home weighin 4pound 3..and my second premie was 26+ weeks and weighed 2pnd 2 and he spent over 4months in 4 differant hospitals..

Philippa - posted on 04/04/2010

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My daughter was born at 28 weeks and was 3lb at birth. She was also in a breech position bottom first - interesting as she is very determined and headstrong, should have known I guess! We spent 117 days on the NICU as she had to have surgery for NEC and reflux. We almost lost her three times as she also caught the influenza virus and spent a week in isolation. She is now two years old!

Kerry - posted on 04/04/2010

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i broke my waters at 24 weeks and ended up in hospital for two months b4 she was born and my daughter shelby-lee born at 31 weeks was in nicu( till full term 40 weeks) so nine weeks, she was born at 1614g and is two in three weeks she is still tiny just over half a meter tall and not 8 kilos yet but such a little ball of energy and never stops we love her dearly she is our little angel 4 months spent in hopital two with shelby i am so glad to have had great nurses and doctors liverpool hospital was great and i am glad i was there all my regards to NICU in liverpool nsw

Barbie - posted on 04/03/2010

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My daughter was 28 weeks. 2 lbs 12 oz. She was in NICU for 9 months. She was tranfered to 3 different hospitals. Finally brought her home on her Dads birthday. That was in 1992. I see from all the post that the NICUs have come a long way. I could tell you some things that would curl your hair. She is 18 & handicapped. I pray others have done better since those days. I read these post & being an RN & going thru my own night mare In NICU my heart goes out to each and everyone. No matter how unalarming some of them seem to me I realize it is a BIG deal to all who have a baby that is a preemie.

Patrice - posted on 04/03/2010

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Hey Crystal, my son was also born at 26 weeks and stayed in NICU for 2 months and 2 weeks. How is she doing?

Colleen - posted on 04/03/2010

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103 days in the NICU. She was 24weeks and 1lb 8oz. Man I felt like she was never going to get out. It was very hard.

Jo - posted on 04/03/2010

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I gave birth to my twins at 32weeks, Twin A was 3.6lbs and spent 30days at NICU while Twin B was 2.9lbs and spent 36days at NICU.

Shannon - posted on 04/03/2010

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She came home after 8 weeks in the NICU...two days before Thanksgiving, we had a lot to be thankful for that year! She was born 10 weeks early.

Cindy - posted on 04/03/2010

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My son was born @ 34 weeks gestation weighing 5 lbs 2 oz and 18 in long . He has a NG tube for 2 weeks and then went to bottle and breast and was released after his D-cells and O2 sats stayed normal and he was 5 lbs 14 oz when we got to come home. He had double light exposure for jaundise for 3 days but other wise healthy ...TTL You are all brave and lucky mommies to have made it Keep up the good work ladies! Oh I forgot - he was in for 25 days

Viki - posted on 04/03/2010

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My angel was in NICU for only 7 weeks.. she weighed 2 lbs 4 oz at birth.. I was 29 weeks pregnant when she was born.. spending 1 week in the hospital before her birth.

When she came home she weighed 5 lbs.

BTW.. my little girl will be 29 this October.

Lacie - posted on 04/02/2010

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My son was born the morning I hit 34 weeks exactly. He weight 5lbs 6.2oz and was 18 inches long. He spent 4 days in NICU and 6 in Pediatrics (4 of those days because they were holding him until I got released since I had to have gallbladder surgery after he was born)

My daughter was born 35ish weeks (they aren't quite sure) she weighed 5lbs 9oz and was 17 inches long. She was in NICU for 7 days (She had to receive three doses of surfactant and be intubated) and Pediatrics for 3. She left the hospital at 5lbs 2oz. She was continuously losing weight and had set off the brady alarm the day she was discharged so the nurses told me they weren't discharging her. However the neo-natologist wanted to discharge her because he had worked with me before with my son and told them I was a seasoned NICU mommy (And going into the medical field to be an RN) and he felt comfortable sending her home with me, because he trusted me. I brought he back in for a check up two days later and she had finally started gaining weight! :)

Kirsten - posted on 04/02/2010

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My twins were born at 34.5 weeks, my son at 2lbs 6oz and my daughter at 4lbs 9oz. My daughter stayed in NICU for 3 weeks and my son for 4 weeks.

She still out weighs him by a good 10 pounds at age 3 but he makes up for it in personality. Congratulations on bringing your baby girl home!

Christina - posted on 04/02/2010

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My son was in the NICU from June 8th until October 15th. He was born at 24 weeks.

Kristen - posted on 04/02/2010

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I (my husband was deployed in Iraq) was able to bring my preemie home after 30 days. He was 30 weeks when he was born and came home on our anniversary. That was one of the greatest gifts, to bring him home on that day.

Shulena - posted on 04/02/2010

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I had my daughter at 34wks and she weighed 3lbs 14oz. She stayed in the hospital for 26days. She was never connect to any machines, other than the one to keep track of her heart rate & blood pressure. She was only in the NICu for 3days but in the special unit (where there getting ready to go home) for the remainder of her stay. She is now 6wks and has been home for almost 3wks now and doing great.

Brandie - posted on 04/02/2010

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My twins were born at 34 wks my son came home at 10 days and his twin sister came home at 15 days

Rebecca - posted on 04/02/2010

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Willa was born at 34 weeks. She weighed 4.3 lbs at birth and was around 5 lbs when she was discharged from the NICU after 15 days.

Josie - posted on 04/02/2010

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Our little guy was born at 27 weeks, weighing 2lb 4oz. He went home after 79 days, and was 4lb 6oz.

Georgia - posted on 04/02/2010

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My Daughter was born at 31 Weeks and spent 9 weeks in the NICU. She was 4lbs 4oz at birth and just a little over 7lbs when we brought her home on her due date.

Ana - posted on 04/02/2010

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105 Days!! Jay was born at 25 weeks 1 day. He's now a healthy happy 27 month old :) God is great! And so is modern medicine!!!

Sandra - posted on 04/02/2010

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we had a 34 week old that was born 5.5 lbs with breathing issues and apnea. She was on C pap for 24hrs and apnea monitor for 15 days. She came home 15 days later.

Shanalee - posted on 04/02/2010

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My son was born at 32 weeks gestation and weighed 3 lb 13 oz. He was in the NICU for 7 days then moved to a regular room in the hospital for the remainder of his stay. He came home at 29 days old and weighed 4 lb 2 oz the day we left the hospital.

Lisa - posted on 04/02/2010

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My daughter was born April 28 but was not due until July 15th she was in the hospital until the 15th of July she is not 6 and will be 7 on the 25th of April

Kristina - posted on 04/02/2010

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My Twins were 32 weeks weighing 3.1 and 4.4 we were there for 42 days. They had NEC while in the NICU.

Chandra - posted on 04/02/2010

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My son was born at 25 weeks and weighed 1lb 7ozs. He was in the NICU for 104 days.

Jill - posted on 04/02/2010

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My surviving twin, 23 weeker, spent 5 months in the NICU & another 4 months at Children's Hospital Boston.

Michelle - posted on 04/02/2010

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My baby was a 34 weeker. She was 4lbs 5oz. She was in the NICU for 10 days.

Llewena - posted on 04/02/2010

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My daughter was born at 29 weeks, 1030grams or 1Kg. We got steroids 48 hrs b/4 she was born. Doctors told us she wouldn't see out the day but she did, then they told us she would be in hospital for at least 6 months but she went home in 2 - a month b/4 her full term date. She'll be 2 in a couple of weeks.

Kris - posted on 04/01/2010

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My 28wk daughter was only in the NICU for about 2 weeks, she spent an additional 2 weeks in the hospital after that. The day after she came home she turned a month old. She is now turning 18 in June :) long, long ways from that day when she was born & only weighed 3lbs 2oz!!!

Kathy - posted on 04/01/2010

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My second son was in the nicu for 132 days he was born at 31 weeks 2 days but had many many issues that kept us there longer then we should have been and my third son was in the nicu for 92 days he was born 35 weeks 5 days and also had may issues that kept us there for a long time. Our fourth son was born healthy but developed lung problems at 2 weeks old and was admitted into the PEDU which is the pediactrics intensive care unit and was there for 49 days.

Cortney - posted on 04/01/2010

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I had a 29.1 week preemie. He came home, I believe, at 89 days. He was 978 grams (roughly 2 lbs, 2 ozs). He's almost four now. :)

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