Nancee - posted on 11/11/2008 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have twins (boy & girl) who were born at 26 weeks. My son, Austen, was 2 lbs 2 oz and my daughter, Emilee, was 1 lb 12.5 oz. Emilee, though smaller, is doing very well she is developmentally where she should be for her corrected age, but Austen is not. Austen had a brain hemmorhage when he was born, so he has 2 shunts and also had to have a tracheostomy because of the mistake of an attending doctor. Thankfully the damage that was done is healing on its own and he will only have to have the trach for the minimum 9 months. We just recently found out that he can not see anything. He does grimace to light but does not follow anything, unless it's accompanied by sound. The doctor is hopeful that he will be able to see, but we will not know for sure for a while. We are keeping a close eye on him. Has anyone experienced this? If so, does you child see now or did their sight never develop?