need feedback about my preemie please

Michelle Nicole - posted on 09/04/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son was born exactly a week from today while I was 28weeks pregnant he was 3 pounds even and 15inches long, he is in NICU now due to the fact hes a preemie. He has no known health problems and is up to eating 8.4cc breastmilk, he is very active and feisty with the nurses. The only assistance he has is a BCPAP, a feeding tube and a wire going through his umbilical cord and caffeine given to him for his AB spells he seems to have after his feedings when he burps. He is soon to get the umbilical cord wire removed and a ivy put in sometime this week. He loves stretching and makes squeaky noises either when hes awake or sleeping. Although the doctors have found nothing wrong with I am constantly worried about him every minute of the day. I've woken up every night looking for him since he's been born. I'll call the hospital at least twice a day to check up on him or ill have his father call for me. I've broken down just because I miss him. I know I am not the only young mom to have a preemie but, I would like some feedback on how to cope with the separation anxiety.

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Skitter12000 - posted on 09/04/2013

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My nephew was a premie and he was like my own due to the fact he was going to be living with me. All you can really do is think about the day he will be home and it will all be over! Continue to call you have every right your a concerned mother. Nothing was wrong with my nephew of course your going to think so because of all the tubes etc, trust me its all helping your Lil man grow bigger so he can be stable enough to go home, Do know when he's home he's home for good!!!! It's kinda hard not to have separation anxiety. Just keep your head up, stay strong and tell yourself everyday, "I know my son will soon be home"

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