How old were your prems when they were allowed home?

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Dorilyn - posted on 03/07/2012

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My daughter was born 4 months premature weighing 1 lb 1 oz. She was 4 months and 6 days old when she came home and weighed 6 lbs 4 oz!

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Caroline - posted on 07/04/2012

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My daughter was born 9 weeks premmie, weighed 3 pounds & 11 ounces, stayed in hospital 4 weeks, she had many challenges. She was not able to walk un-assisted, she needed support to sit up, drooled constantly, developmentally delayed, frequent body tremors, some seizure like episodes, kind of in a daze all the time, clenched left hand, choking on her food, speach problems, left side weakness etc. She was elevated on her toes when holding her to walk, she was splinted for a leg brace & they wanted to give her botox, but after researching botox and discovering how it’s made and there were no long term studies I decided against it. Her life was restricted & so was mine ...and it looked this way for the rest of her life ... & mine. I felt hopeless.

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Robyn - posted on 03/22/2012

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my little boy was let out of the unit at 2 weeks old. he was born at 35weeks weighing 4bl 5oz. i had GD so he was on a drip and tube feed. his now 10 months old and thriving =)

Diane - posted on 03/17/2012

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I was 26wks when I had my son and he came home on his due date at 7 lbs. He is now almost 4 but having trouble with potty training. :/

Glenda - posted on 03/01/2012

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My baby girl was born at 26 weeks and weighed 1 lb. 4 oz. and stayed in the NICU for 7 months before we could take her home.

Theresa - posted on 02/28/2012

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my son was almost three months old when he came home. at woman & infants here in ri the preemies have to pass certain tests. my son had to be able to take all his feeding through a bottle without his heart rate or ox levels dropping, he had to be at least 4lbs holding his own body temp, he had to pass the car seat challenege.. my son could have came home at just over 4lbs but he struggled a bit with the bottle feeding. he got to excited and would just keep sucking and not breathe.. we had to pace him every feeding.

Kimberly - posted on 12/20/2010

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My daughter was born at 32 weeks and she came home at 4 months and 1 week old. (2 months corrected age) She was sent home with a feeding tube.

Nicole - posted on 12/18/2010

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Loriana was born at 23 weeks and 4 days and she came home after 86 days in the NICU. And she had no problems except she needed a little help breathing at first.

Mary - posted on 12/15/2010

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my twins were 31 and a half weekers and my boy came home at 3 weeks old and my girl came home at 5 weeks old

Jenn - posted on 12/14/2010

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Mine was born at almost 37 wks. Came home after 9 days. He was small, had very low blood sugar and ended up with jaundice. But he is a big, busy 17 month old now!

Madeline - posted on 12/14/2010

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born at 30 weeks 3 days, came home at 36 weeks 4days. Just got home a few days ago, and i can tell he is growing already!

Heather - posted on 12/12/2010

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Katie got home seven weeks after birtth she had to get to four pounds and be able to feed from her bottle. Chin up you will get there.

Josie - posted on 12/11/2010

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Our little man was a 27 (almost 28) weeker. He came home on day 79, still on oxygen. He's now 8 years old, in third grade, and doing great!

Tena - posted on 12/11/2010

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My son stayed in NICU for 6 days (35 weeker) and my daughter for 8 days (33 weeker) but I am one of the lucky ones - both were over 4 lbs at birth and had no health problems.

Carie - posted on 12/10/2010

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My little one was a 26 weeker. Born in march due at the end of june 2008. She did not come home until she was almost 6 months old. It is different for every preemie. Some gain and grow faster than others. They say that your due date is a good goal to go for. Good luck!

Jen - posted on 12/09/2010

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My daughter was born at 24 weeks. She stayed in the hospital for five months. She is doing good, you would never know that she was a premie.

Amanda - posted on 12/09/2010

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I brought home my son (born 5weeks and 5 days early) home 13 days after he was born because all he had to do was get rid of the jaundice and learn to eat. My daughter who was a borderline preemie (born exactly 3 weeks early) had oxygen saturation issues so i think with her it was 3 + weeks before she came home then when she did she was on oxygen for a month or so.

Grandma Linda - posted on 12/09/2010

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Brason went home at about 13 weeks old! He was home for a week and then back in with pnuemonia and the sent to foster care..I am his Great aunt!

Staci - posted on 12/08/2010

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My daughter was released at 3 months old when she could prove that she could finish a bottle without getting out of breath and could stay at four pounds. She would gain a pound a drop 3 by the following day. She was fine once we brought her home.

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Zachary was one month to the day. It was really frustrating because even though he was born 2 months early, he weighed a whopping 5 lbs. A giant compared to some of the other babies. But he needed time to learn to eat, swallow, and breathe and keep his temp stable.

Iysha - posted on 12/08/2010

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17 days. After she could eat from a bottle for all her meals and not be tube fed. She was born at 35 weeks and thanks to the steroid shot I got when I went into labor the first time, her lungs were fine and she just had to work on eating.

Cyndi - posted on 12/07/2010

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10 weeks corrected age. I went when i was 30 weeks, so they stayed in the duration of what should have been my pregnancy. All depends on the complications at hand. My twins both had apnea, and one had bardacardia, my daughter was on oxygen for about 8 weeks.



They are turning 7 in January, and both doing great! hit all their mild-stones on time.

Tina - posted on 12/07/2010

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I had my daughter at 33 weeks and she came home 10 days later! Never needed oxygen. Was drinking a bottle on day 2 and just had to gain weight! These little babies are miracles! She weighed 3 lbs 12oz at birth.

Beth - posted on 12/07/2010

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my first one was 34 weeks gestation age she was in the NICU for 3 1/2 weeks. She did really well. Now my second one was born at 34 weeks and she came home at 37 weeks she wasn't eating. They told me that babies born between 34 and 36 weeks are very lazy babies cause they are suppose to be in the womb just chilling and gaining weight.

Sarah - posted on 12/07/2010

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My daughter came home after 3 months being in the NICU. One week before her due date. To come home she had to go at least 10 consecutive days without have an apnea spell, could suck from a bottle and was gaining weight consistently.

Liz - posted on 12/06/2010

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I had b/g twins. My son came home eight days later and my daughter twelve days later. We've been really lucky with them.

Kristy - posted on 12/06/2010

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My son was born at 26wks weighed 974gms and spent a total of 12wks in 3 different hospital and came home 2wks before his due date and weighed 2.3kg

Nicki - posted on 12/05/2010

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Hi my baby was born at 26 weeks and we spent 5 months in NICU before she was allowed home. She came home on oxygen and remained on that until about 3 months ago, she has just turned 2 years old.

Edna - posted on 12/05/2010

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we were very lucky with our little guy. he came home with us right after we had him, we had drs appt. every week for the longest time. we would not let too many people near for a long time. hand sanitizers, limit the amount of visitors, and wash, wash, wash your hands,we really didnt take him out, and when we did it was to go to the hospital. he was about 6 1/2 almost 7 months old before we started to take him out, and even at that, we were still careful and on the same routine

Nikki - posted on 12/04/2010

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My son was ten weeks early and stayed in NICU for 3 months. HE is four now and doing good with a few issues . He has one tooth that is discolored due to the meds he was given and he has defiance disorder however that is not related to his prematurity. HE did have sleep apnea real bad in NICU so that kept delaying his release :( EVery episode they added a week to his stay but I was more comfortable with him being in the hospital than at home with sleep apnea. He did come home on a monitor for it. I know it's different for every preemie and I know it's a very tough time for you but keep faith and God and the staff together will release your child when it's time:) I am so blessed my son survived and I thank GOd . It changed me forever :) MY thoughts and prayers are with you . Good luck and GOd Bless , Nikki

Dawn - posted on 12/04/2010

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My girls were born at 28wks, they came out 4 days b4for my due date, so were in hospital 11wks 3days.

Cheryl - posted on 12/03/2010

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My daughter was born at 29 weeks and came home after 3 and a half months. She was off oxygen but came home with a feeding tube. She is now a year and doing great still has a feeding tube for formula but does eat food and is making progress on a sippy cup

Monique - posted on 12/03/2010

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My son was born 7 weeks early, he came home after 6 weeks in the hospital. We had to wait for his lungs to get better. He came home on oxygen and stayed on it till he was 6 months. He is now 4 years old and doing great, seeing him now its crazy to think he was so little. he has other disabilities but it is not due to his prematurity.

Julie - posted on 12/02/2010

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My son was born at 26.5 weeks and spent 124 days in the hospital. I don't have the exact math done, but he was about 1 month corrected when he came home.

Ashley - posted on 12/02/2010

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were having proplems with out middle triplet comin off her CPAP shes struggling now bless her we hope to get our remaning 2 back to guernsey for xmas

Pamela - posted on 12/02/2010

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11 weeks 4 days We needed little Joey to get off the oxygen first. He is now 6 months and a happy thriving baby.

Wendy - posted on 12/01/2010

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I got sick of being in hospital so I signed up for early discharge Program, Marcus came out at One month Old. All he needed was to put on weight, and So I thought he would be better off doing that at home and he did. Thanks to the early Discharge Program.

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