Keri - posted on 01/20/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
Just courious if anyone else is in the same shoes that we are. Our daughter was born at 35 3/7 weeks old. She only spent 8 days in NICU. At about 2 weeks old, she was admitted into Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital for about 1 week for not failure to thrive. She was then admited again at 7 1/2 weeks, 17 weeks, and finally again at 21 weeks. That's 5 times in the first 5 months of her life!! In the last stay we found out that she has Macrocephela, a slight case of Hyrocephalis, and her GERD has caused more damage than expected to her esphogus. The doctors had a social worker come and speak to us and she let us know that it isn't uncommon for preemies to be hospitalized several times within the 1st year of their life. Sometimes you wonder how much more can I take of this, but have to keep going. Has any one else gone through this?