How long was everyone In the NICU?
Nicole - posted on 04/06/2010
I had boy/girl twins at 33 weeks and my daughter weighed 4'8 and my son weighed 5'11, but it was my son that had the premature lung disease and a PDA. He was in the NICU for 10 days. I see everyone else's responses and my heart goes out to the moms that delivered before 30 weeks!! Those 10 days were hard, I can't image over 100 days. Then you get the bill and have never seen so many decimal places.
Kat - posted on 04/06/2010
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.
Anita - posted on 04/04/2010
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Cindy - posted on 04/03/2010
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
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
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
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!
Shulena - posted on 04/02/2010
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.
Shanalee - posted on 04/02/2010
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.
Llewena - posted on 04/02/2010
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
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!!!
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