New Here with a micro preemie

Patrina - posted on 10/06/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Hi all I jus join this board I am a mother of a 23wk 6day preemie baby girl. When she was born she weighed 1lb 3oz, she spent 6mths in the hospital and them came home on oxygen jus for a couple more months. She was rehospitalized once with pnuemonia.

She had a VP Shunt and she is doin good, with some delay the biggest is that she is not walking yet.

I am glad to meet u all and will love to learn..

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April - posted on 11/18/2009

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Hi there!

My daughter, Sophia, was born at 24 weeks weighing 1lb 12oz, 13.5 inches. We spent 5 long months in the nicu. came home on oxygen and an NG tube. Both were gone by her first birthday. She walked just before her 1yr adjusted birthday. She was 15 mon actual. Not bad considering her full term brother was 15 months when he did too so she did it first. :) She is now 6 yrs old, is 4feet tall(tallest girl in her class) and is doing very well in school. Her teacher actually bragged about her the other day that she's very ahead of the others in her class. Seems she likes to do everything early not just being born ;) Like Kelley said, you'd never know she was a preemie or even a mirco preemie looking at her now.

Good luck!!

Marilyn - posted on 11/18/2009

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my daughter Jayden was born [26 weeks] Sept 12, 07 1 lb 11 oz 12 in, graduated from the NICU Jan 7, 08 5 lbs 13 oz 16 in, 117 days old, my 2 years old is now about 20 lbs
she got surgery in Nov 07 [PDA] open heart, she came home on a pulse ox and oxygen which she is still on at night, she is still not walking and still has trouble feeding but we have physical and occupational therapy and hope to stat speech/feeding therapy soon.

we did alot of praying and have always tried to be positive, although my daughter isnt done fighting she has come a very long way, God has blessed us, she is our little fighter, our little miracle

Eliabeth - posted on 11/17/2009

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Hi hun, welcome, my son Adam was born at 25wks, weighing 1lb 14.5 oz, he spent 22 wks in NICU, and went home oxygen dependant weighing 7lbs 2oz.
He's now 8 yrs and 9 mths old, and due a lot of complications has severe quad CP, a VP shunt, vision and hearing loss.
Physically Adam is like a baby of 4-6wks of age, he't can't hold up head up very well, and can't sit ect, and never will, he communicates through bady language, smile, frowns ect, but can say 'Ads' his own name, and Dada, and says 'Hiya' for hello :D
He is still oxygen dependent, but hopefully may come off his oxygen in the next yr or two.

Kelley - posted on 10/09/2009

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My daughter is now 9 and was born at 24 weeks and 4 days, she was 1 and 1/2 lbs. was on a vent for 4months. she went home at 5 and a 1/2 months at 10 lbs!! she is awesome, we are very blessed she is doing very well in school and you would never know she was so little. she does have asthma really bad. life in the NICU was a rollercoaster ride like i never knew. a whole different world. Im so thankful to have her with me!

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Kim you can be in the micro preemie group if you want, your daughter was definately a micro, the choice is up to you.

Heather - posted on 10/08/2009

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Hi Patrina! How old is she now? My daughter was a 25 weeker, she is almost 3 now and doing well with some growth and gross motor delays.

Kim - posted on 10/08/2009

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Hi, I am new to circle of moms. My daughter was born at 26 week and wieghted in at 1 lb. 7 oz. Do I need to be in this group or the micro preemies group.

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My son was born at 25 weeks. He was behind in his milestones (even for his corrected age) until he hit 12 months corrected,now there's no stopping him. He walked at 17 months (14 corrected).



I have a community here on COM called Moms of Micro Preemies - check us out.

Missi - posted on 10/06/2009

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Hi welcome :) I am new too :)

I have 3 preemie girls. Sabrina is now 5 born at 34.5wks, Crystal is almost 3 born at 32wks and Calleigh 9m born at 29.5wks :)

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