Melanie - posted on 02/23/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Let me first start by telling you the miracle of my Son. I have a kidney disease, I was told there shouldn't be any reason I couldn't have children. Well my husband and I tried for 8 years to get pregnant, we both had given up all hope of having children of our own, when I got really sick. I went to emergency room thinking I had another kidney infections, only to find out I was pregnant. We were ecstatic. I felt great, no morning sickness or anything until about 26 weeks. I started falling down alot, and for me that's not so abnormal (I'm a clutz). Well on June 26, 2007 I fell and fractured my elbow, They noticed while they were checking me out that my blood pressure was high so I was told to go to my OB the next day. So I did and my pressures were still high but they thought maybe they were high because of the pain from my elbow. Well needless to say they never went down and the blood work showed I was spilling protein (which again for me is pretty normal). So my OB wanted me to have a stress test done weekly and put me on complete bedrest. Well my pressures never went down and I was spilling massive amounts of protein so I was sent to a hospital, that specialized in premature babies,where I would remain until delivery. My little miracle Ian was born at 31 weeks and weighing only 2 lbs 10 1/2 ozs. He was in the NICU for 6 weeks and when he did get to come home he was on a heart monitor. I have always babied him because I feel like he fought so hard to survive he shouldn't have to fight to do things. He is now 18 1/2 months old and having alot of delays. He didn't sit until almost a year old, he didn't crawl until 13 months, he just started standing up on things a couple weeks ago. He is not walking, he says very few words and refuses to hold his own cup. I have done everything the Doctor has told me to do. He does Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and now the doctor sent us to a neurologist to be rechecked for any neurological problems. He was tested at birth for things and we were told all was clear now we are going through it again. Ian's pediatrician feels that things that didn't show on the first tests may show now. So we are waiting for results. I guess I'm just frustrated with people saying things about him not walking yet. Some don't know what he's been through but some are relatives and are always saying well so and so is doing this and that. I just wish for once they would think before they speak.