how premature?.....length of stay in the hosptal...update?

Jessica - posted on 11/21/2008 ( 313 moms have responded )

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How long did your preemie have to stay in the hospital before being released? Are hey happy and healthy now>

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Brittany - posted on 01/03/2012

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My son Mathew was born at 24 weeks 1 lb 7 oz, 11 in long. He spent 16 months in the nicu. He is now 2 years 8 months and doing good. He had alot of major problems and 8 surgeries in all. He has a trach and g tube and on a home vent and O2 but hopefully all that will be gone in a few months. Other than not walking yet he is doing great.

Kate - posted on 05/26/2011

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my little girl was born 35/6 although i was induced at 35/3 as my pre-ecempsia was at a point where i was on the verge of having seizures, she was 5lb8oz, but had feeding issues and droped down to 4lb7oz, the doctor put her on formula as my breast milk still wasnt there and she managed to get back up to 5lb4oz at 1 week, where she was able to start doing short feeds, so we were sent home as she was gaining weight. she turned 7 months old yesterday, weighs 14 pounds and has just started rolling over!

Kayla - posted on 01/15/2012

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I had my daughter at 32 weeks gestation, weighing 2lbs 11oz, 14.9 inches long, She was doing great at first then developed NEC, she had air in the walls of her intestines she had to stop feeding for 10 days and had her on antibiotics, then feeds started up again on Christmas Eve, she was in the NICU for a month she came home weighing 4lbs 3.3oz. I believe that if she wouldnt have developed NEC she would have been home sooner, So just depending on how your child is the time depends. I seen a couple there their baby was born weighing 2lbs 5oz not much smaller than my child and they were leaving on there 84 day stay there. So it just depends :)

For the second half of your question, as of now my daughter is 4lbs10oz.. So yes, she is happy healthy and beautiful ♥

Krystal - posted on 02/04/2009

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My daughet Riley was bron at 34 weeks. They took her emergency c-section. I had a antibody called Anti Kell. What this does is it crosses the placenta and attacks the baby's red blood cells cause anemia. Her heart rate had dropped causing my doctor concern. When she was born he hemoglobin was so low that they didnt hold their breath on her making it. She had to have 2 blood transfusions immediately after birth. She weighed 5lbs 2 oz, but 3 lbs of that was water weight. She stayed in the NICU for 3 weeks. Surprisingly!  Since then she has needed 3 more blood transfusions. Now today she is healthy and is normal. You never would have guessed that a year ago on February 28 she was near death

Ashley - posted on 02/04/2009

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My daughter was 6 weeks premature.She weighed 4lbs 10oz .She was in the hospital for 2 long weeks.She grew quickly never was behind in weight and is smart as can be. Now she is three and acts as if she is 13 .she weighs only 28 lbs now, very petite.

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Georgina - posted on 11/13/2012

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Hi,



My daughter was born at 25 weeks. She is 3 years old now. I can't get her to eat; is scares me sometime; she only wants to drink Pediasure and eat junk food. Anyone have some tips on how I can get her to eat some real food.

Georgina - posted on 11/10/2012

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Hi,



I have a 3 year old daughter Bianca. She was born at 25 weeks; 1 lb 1.8oz. She stayed in the hospital for 3 months; she weighted 5 lbs when she was discharged from the hospital. Bianca was sent home with an apnea monitor and given oxygen when having her bottle. She received Early Intervention when she was two and has now transitioned into PreK. Bianca is receiving speech therapy and occupational therapy at school. I received her first status report from her teachers and it was not good. Bianca is not playing well with the other kids and has to be helped with taking her jacket on and off. She is unable to follow lines that create shapes. She speaks but will not engage in conversation. She will not ask for food or anything she might need; she still babbles quite a bit when speaking. I'm worried about her she is still drinking her milk out of a bottle and refuses to be potty trained. Her eating habit is very poor and I don't know what to do at this point. Can anyone help?

Melissa - posted on 04/26/2012

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My daughter was born March 1, 2012 because I had a severe case of preeclampsia. She was 26 weeks and weighed 1 pound and 04 ounces. She is now 3 pounds and 06 ounces and still on the NICU.

Sam - posted on 04/25/2012

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Hi my little boy was born @ 26 weeks em csection. He was 714g 1lb 9oz. We was on nicu for 4 months or so in 3 diffent hospitals! We live in London and was visiting the mother-in-law in Manchester when I was rushed in I had a general as it was such a rush to get him out,the other drugs would have taken to long to work! Be for I had even come around they took my son to a diffent hospital that could care for him on the vent. I did not follow him till late the next day. So did not get to meet him till he was a day old. On and off the vent the first 2 months and then got on to oxygen, Be for He has had ROP surgery on his eyes. Ather they could not get him back off the vent what was ment to take hours took days but he got there in the end! and is very very short sited now and has no vison at all in some parts of his eyes. And we have been told only last week that he now has bad hearing lost in both ears! Other than that my baby is a happy healthy 1 year old and just to day started walking.

Lauren - posted on 04/20/2012

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Noah was 25 weeks, at one lb 6 ounces. We were hospitalized for a total of 6 months out of a year... His case was severe and is still on oxygen... However my story is a happy one!!! You can see his progress here: www.youtube.com/laurenag71

Eli - posted on 04/19/2012

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My twins were born at 25 weeks on Jan 18... Ian was out by April 17, almost exactly 3 months later. Emi was out a week later on April 24. They were both at home before their due date of May 3. They are both extremely healthy and happy, thank GOD!!!!

Naomi - posted on 01/24/2012

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had my daughter via emergency c-section @32wks she weighed 2lb15oz / 1330g born on dec6th transfured xmas eve let out of the hossy on the 7th jan

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My premature son had to stay in the hospital for three months before bringing him home and he is not really a healthy baby but he sure is a strong baby.

Meredith - posted on 01/17/2012

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Joey was 16 weeks early, and he was in the NICU for 5 months. He is so happy especially in the mornings. And very healthy too!! Thank goodness. :)

Kayla - posted on 01/15/2012

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I had my daughter at 32 weeks gestation, weighing 2lbs 11oz, 14.9 inches long, She was doing great at first then developed NEC, she had air in the walls of her intestines she had to stop feeding for 10 days and had her on antibiotics, then feeds started up again on Christmas Eve, she was in the NICU for a month she came home weighing 4lbs 3.3oz. I believe that if she wouldnt have developed NEC she would have been home sooner, So just depending on how your child is the time depends. I seen a couple there their baby was born weighing 2lbs 5oz not much smaller than my child and they were leaving on there 84 day stay there. So it just depends :)

For the second half of your question, as of now my daughter is 4lbs10oz.. So yes, she is happy healthy and beautiful ♥

Stephanie - posted on 01/13/2012

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My son was 6 1/2 week premature and had to stay in the hospital just 21 days. He is now 3 years old and you would never know that he was premature.

Kristin - posted on 01/05/2012

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Kian was a full ten weeks early and was released after being in the NICU for seven weeks. He's happy, healthy and thriving. Loves preschool and everything.

Pamela - posted on 10/06/2011

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hi. my son was born at 32 wks and 4 days. he weigh almost 3 lbs. he was in the NICU for less than a month. he is 2 years old. he is happy and healthy. never had a problem with him. he started walking before he was 18 months.

Bianca - posted on 10/05/2011

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My son was born at 26 weeks, which was july 18th 08. He wasnt released til his orig. birthday, october 23rd. And yes now he is happy and healthy. he only had to go through one surgery, we dodged heart surgery. But yes hes a great lil boy, hes workin those horrible threes down to the bone...so i think hes pretty normal lol

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I stayed in the hospital for over 4 weeks PRIOR to my daughters birth. Still, she was born 12 weeks early (28 weeks) weighing 2 1/2-;lbs, 15 1/2-inches long. She stayed in the hospital as a "feeder and grower" for only 3 weeks, and came home at 3 1/2-lbs. She is very happy now (age 12.) She does have some health challenges. Mostly SID and mild CP.

Tray - posted on 09/29/2011

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my baby boy was born at 35 weeks and spent a day in the nicu almost lost him during the night due to fluid on his lungs but after 15 days was allowed home. weighed 6lb 11oz when born is now 9 months old a healthy weight and has 3 teeth & trying to crawl.

Jennifer - posted on 09/20/2011

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My baby boy was 6 weeks early and spent 18 days in the nicu. He was only on oxygen/cpap for the first week of his life. He is now 2 years old and he has always been healthy except for minor asthma and lactose intolerance. He's very smart as well.

Jennifer - posted on 09/20/2011

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My baby boy was 6 weeks early and spent 18 days in the nicu. He was only on oxygen/cpap for the first week of his life. He is now 2 years old and he has always been healthy except for minor asthma and lactose intolerance. He's very smart as well.

Jennifer - posted on 09/20/2011

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My baby boy was 6 weeks early and spent 18 days in the nicu. He was only on oxygen/cpap for the first week of his life. He is now 2 years old and he has always been healthy except for minor asthma and lactose intolerance. He's very smart as well.

Eileen - posted on 09/19/2011

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my sons were born at 27 weeks and spent 8 weeks in the NICU. Both are 8-1/2 now and are doing fantastic!!!

Carolyn - posted on 05/29/2011

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my daughter, Adri, was born at 24 weeks and weighed only 1 pound 9 ounces. she stayed in the hospital for four months and was discharged weighing 3 & 1/2 pounds. that was 19 years ago and today she is doing VERY well, just earned her license as a certified nursing assistant and will be returning to college this fall to major in nursing. her desire is to become a pediatrician with a specialty in nicu. i praise God that she only struggles with seasonal asthma and takes regular medication to control it.

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My daughter was due 10.31.09 and was born 9.17.09 and was 3 lbs 10 oz 18 inches long and stayed in the nicu for a month my son was a month early was born nov 12 2008 5 lbs 15 oz 19niches long did a visit in the nicu only for a day

Angela - posted on 05/27/2011

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My twin girls were 31 weeks 6 days. They spent 3.5 weeks in the NICU. Now they are 16 months and doing great.

Jamee - posted on 05/26/2011

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my daughter Stella was born at exactly 28 weeks. Se weighed 2 lbs even and was 14 inches long. She had a twin brother (Giovanni) who we lost at 18 weeks. i was on bedrest for three months after the loss of our son untill the day Stella decided to come into the world. she spent 102 days in the nicu with no major issues. she is now 8 months old and doing outstanding:) getting those first teeth...rolling around and trying to situp but she is 12 lbs very petite so shes having a hard time with it but she is so quick and smart...we love every second with her!!! in two weeks it will be one year since we lost our son, her twin brother...i think im still struggling with that, but am reminded every time i think about him, how blessed we are that she is here

Katie - posted on 05/26/2011

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Wow...I have to say that I'm very surprised on how many other people went thru situations similar to mine. I had my daughter at 32.5 weeks. I had toxemia/eclampsia before I even knew it. My baby daddy woke up to find me unconscious but still breathing the morning i had to be rushed to the hospital. I had one seizure at home before the ambulance got there and another one on the way to the hospital and one more at the hospital before they took my daughter by emergency c-section. She weighed only 3 pounds 4 ounces and was in the hospital for 6 weeks before we took her home. I had her on a Monday and didn't get to see her or hold her until that Wednesday, 2 days later. She definately is a survivor like her mommy and im very blessed to have her here today. She just turned 1 this past April. She is a perfectly, healthy, happy toddler who does all the normal stuff a one year old does and im very happy about that! =)

Annalisa - posted on 05/25/2011

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My son was born at 28 weeks gestation weighing two pounds two ounces at birth. He stayed three mths at POS NICU. Due to my experience with him i have founded a group called Support for families of Premature babies on fb here is the link www.facebook.com/.../Support...families-of-Premature-babies/106547256100073

Annalisa - posted on 05/25/2011

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My son was born at 28 weeks gestation weighing two pounds two ounces at birth. He stayed three mths at POS NICU. Due to my experience with him i have founded a group called Support for families of Premature babies on fb here is the link www.facebook.com/.../Support...families-of-Premature-babies/106547256100073

Debbie - posted on 02/06/2009

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My daughter was born at 25wks 5days weighing 865gms (1lb 14oz) she had her PDA closed with surgery at 3wks old. She also has 7 blood transfusions, was on a ventilator for about 4 wks, CPAP for another 3 wks then nasal prongs til she came home 101 days later.

She came home weighing 7lb 1oz. She is now 20mths (17mths corrected) & is a very healthy, happy wee girl who has no proplems, side effects from being so prem.

She was walking at 17mths & is catching up on other kiddies her age.

I thank my lucky stars every day for her life, I know that things could of been the complete opposite.

Prems are fighters & will conquer the world!!

Amanda - posted on 02/05/2009

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My son was born at 29 weeks. He weighed 3lbs 5 oz. and was 16 inches long.Due to me having an incompitant cervix. He stayed in the hospital for a month and a half. He came home on a apnea monitor. He will be 4 in August and is doing great. He has suprised the doctor on how caught up he is. He is the smartest 3 year old I know. My husband and I did not know if he would make it. He is the best child I could ask for. You can not tell he was a preemie. I thank god everyday that he helped my son get better and is still with him everyday.

Michelle - posted on 02/05/2009

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my daughter was born at 30wks and was 2lb 13oz she was in hospital for nearly 6wks she was on a ventelater for a week then c-pap for another week then just prongs to give her oxegen. she is now very bright and happy and will be 5 years old on the 11th of this month.

Becky - posted on 02/05/2009

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My little guy was born at 31wks and 4 days on 8/31/08. I was admitted to the hospital on 8/19 because my water was leaking. It was a super slow leak so he stayed in until the 8/31. I was fortunate to be able to get the steroid injections for his lungs and also antibiotics. My water gushed on 8/31 and soon went into labor. Baby wouldn't come out though as he was stuck so after pushing for hours had to have a C-section. He was 3lbs, 7oz and had to be put on a ventillator the first night. After that he was just on oxygen until he came home. No major problems, just tiny. He came home around 10/9 and has been thriving ever since. As of today, he's about 12lbs and doing GREAT! Still getting PT once a wk but doing great!

Candace - posted on 02/05/2009

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My second son was born at 25 weeks weighing 1lb. 6 1/2 ozs. He stayed in the hospital for 3 months and 5 days. He is now 5 years old and weighs 38 lbs. He does have some development delays that we are working on to improve everyday. He is in a special needs class that he started at the age of 3. These children that has delays are able to go to school at the age of three due to the No Child Left Behind. I am very thankful that he is able to get the help he needs.

Candace - posted on 02/05/2009

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My second son was born at 25 weeks weighing 1lb. 6 1/2 ozs. He stayed in the hospital for 3 months and 5 days. He is now 5 years old and weighs 38 lbs. He does have some development delays that we are working on to improve everyday. He is in a special needs class that he started at the age of 3. These children that has delays are able to go to school at the age of three due to the No Child Left Behind. I am very thankful that he is able to get the help he needs.

Candace - posted on 02/05/2009

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My second son was born at 25 weeks weighing 1lb. 6 1/2 ozs. He stayed in the hospital for 3 months and 5 days. He is now 5 years old and weighs 38 lbs. He does have some development delays that we are working on to improve everyday. He is in a special needs class that he started at the age of 3. These children that has delays are able to go to school at the age of three due to the No Child Left Behind. I am very thankful that he is able to get the help he needs.

Samantha - posted on 02/05/2009

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my son was 6 weeks early, weighed 4 pound 15 and was in hospital a week.

my daughter was 3 months early, was 2 pound 11 and was in hospital for 7 weeks

Samantha - posted on 02/05/2009

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my son was 6 weeks early, weighed 4 pound 15 and was in hospital a week.

my daughter was 3 months early, was 2 pound 11 and was in hospital for 7 weeks

Samantha - posted on 02/05/2009

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my son was 6 weeks early, weighed 4 pound 15 and was in hospital a week.

my daughter was 3 months early, was 2 pound 11 and was in hospital for 7 weeks

Jlake143 - posted on 02/04/2009

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My little guy was born at 24 weeks and weighed 1pd 11onces. He stayed in the hospital for 6 months. He cam ehom on oxygen and well be 1 this weekend and is still on the oxygen but only at night, other that that he is doing really well now, he has minor hering loss and the ROP has cleared up.

Terah - posted on 02/04/2009

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Proud mom of a 14 ounce, 26 week preemie.



My son was in the hospital for 7 months, went home with a trach, vent, O2, Mic-Key button, and 24 hour nursing for almost 2 years after.



Nicholas will be 7 years old next month. The tummy tube is the only remaining medical device.



 

Ashley - posted on 02/04/2009

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My daughter was 6 weeks premature.She weighed 4lbs 10oz .She was in the hospital for 2 long weeks.She grew quickly never was behind in weight and is smart as can be. Now she is three and acts as if she is 13 .she weighs only 28 lbs now, very petite.

Jen - posted on 02/03/2009

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I went into labour at 29 weeks, and went on strict bedrest. At 34 weeks and 4 days I went for a checkup and my blood pressure was 184 over 112 (I felt completely normal except for the contractions I'd been having for 5 weeks straight). I got induced Friday morning and when I hadn't progressed past 4 cm by Sunday morning, they did a c-section. Dylan was born at 35 weeks on the nose and weighed 5lb 2 oz. He stayed in the NICU for 12 days. He was tube fed for 10 days and needed a little oxygen for the first day or two (weight went down to 4lb 6 oz). He is turning 6 months old next week and has more than made up for the low birth weight. He is approaching 20lbs and was out of 6 month clothes when he was 4 months old. No one believes he is a preemie.

Trudie-Lee - posted on 02/03/2009

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Hi My son was born at 32 wks due to placenta previa weighed just on 2kgs stayed in hospital for 7 wks before he was allowed to come home..mainly due to weight loss but started to absorb his food and hold his temp then came along in leaps and bounds. Now he is 8yrs old top in his class extremly smart a couple of minor health issues but happy enough typical boy!!!

Erin - posted on 02/02/2009

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My daughter was born at 24 weeks and weighed 1 pound 6 ounces. She was in the hospital for 99 days. She is happy and healthy, no real residual effects besides some hyperactivity.

Kelly - posted on 02/02/2009

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My son was born at 28 weeks. He weighed 1 lb 10 oz. He came home healthy, but later was diagnosed with Apraxia of speech, which he has overcome. He is now 9-years old and has a diagnosis of ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. I work in preschool special education so I am grateful every day that these are his only issues because I see first hand what could have been. I credit the doctors at the hospital that I was transferred to because they literally saved his life and mine. My primary doctor missed the complications that I was having and I never went back!

Kahli - posted on 02/02/2009

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my lil girl was born at 27 weeks and stayed in hospital for 100 days and then came home. she was born weighing 2 pound 1 oz... after i got her home she went blue and stopped breathing and was re admitted.



she is now nearly 3 yrs old and a very active healthy lil girl....

Sumi - posted on 02/02/2009

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My twins were born at 32.5 weeks and were 4lbs 10oz and 4lbs 7oz. They stayed in the NICU for 19 days. We were very fortunate that their stay was mostly about learning to eat and gaining weight. We were also lucky that they were such big 32 weekers, especially for twins.

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