Ex prem & sick babies

Emma - posted on 12/28/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )




My ex 32 weeker, Iris, was born after a month of contractions due to a partial placental abruption. She had sever feed intolerance & dropped from 2kg down to 1.2kg (4lb4oz - 2lb6oz) she requiered a lot of help with breathing with ventilation followed by cpap, has an ASD hole in her heart and then contracted bacterial meningitis which has left her deaf and she now has regular fits and apnoeas. She ado gets severely anaemic and requires blood transfusions. She's now 6 months old and dispute 91 days in hospital and being in and out ever since she's doing great! So switched on and meeting her actual milestones not corrected age. I spend a lot of time wondering about the future though, will she be ok? If I have more kids will it happen again? Has the missed 'bonding' time affected my relationship with her? If your a parent in a similar situation I'd love to know how you delt with things!

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