|Name: stephanie terry||MY URL: Visit Me|
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hello I am 22 years old. I was born a premature baby. I was born at 2 lbs and 15 oz. I would just like some information on prematurity. and see if there are any programs I could get into. if anyone can help me email me please! thanks so much! Stephanie
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|Name: Angel||MY URL: Visit Me|
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My new son was born a month ago, January 24, 2002. He was what you would call a micro-preemie. He was born 1 lb 5 oz, and 12 inches long. When I went in for a routine check up, my doctor informed me I had severe preeclampsia and that I had to go immediately to the hospital for an ultrasound to insure that the baby was OK. When I got to the hospital they checked my urine for protein, which was off the charts indicating liver problems, however my baby had a strong heart beat and so they thought he was OK, and since I had no symptoms whatsoever, they took their time with the ultrasound. When I finally went in for the ultrasound, it indicated that the baby was extremely small, and was not getting the nutrients he needed. The doctor told me that I needed to prepare to have the baby very soon. I assumed it to be 2 weeks to a month, she then told me it would be tomorrow. She had me transfered to INOVA Fairfax Hospital, where there is a wonderful NICU unit, when we arrived another ultrasound was performed indicating the baby had fluid around his heart, they immediately performed an emergency c-section. I was so scared I couldn't think, and my husband was trying to keep both of our wits together. When James Anthony IV was born he came out crying, and kicking, with his eyes wide opened. The doctor's were in awe when his apgar scores were 8 and 8, they did not expect such a fiesty little boy, but he is his father's son, and he doesn't give up. He is now 5 weeks old, 3 lbs, and doing beautifully. His favorite things are to be held and cuddled, and to suck his binky, he also has a favorite blanket that has his name embroidered that we keep over his isollette. Now we just pray for him to gain enough weight and maintain enough body temprature to come home. I would like to thank all of our loved ones, and Christian Fellowship Church who have kept us in prayer. And also to the wonderful staff at INOVA Fairfax NICU, you are our gift from God. And to all of the other worried parents out there, you are not alone, get involved with the nurses and staff, just because your baby is in the hospital, you are still the parent, and your baby needs you more than anything.
|Name: Angela Zimmann||MY URL: Visit Me|
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My beautiful son, Seth, was a preemie, born at 32 weeks. He wasn't as early or as small as many of the babies in the NICA, but it still made me sad to see him there and I worried about him and his future. Now, he is almost three years old and full of life and energy. I have been blessed and I am so thankful to everyone who helped us out when I felt my world turned upside-down. I think I appreciate my little boy more because there was a time when I could have lost him. Now,I thank God every time I put my arms around him or get a kiss from him. I hope and pray that all of you other parents of preemies can feel God's peace and presence no matter what you
|Name: Amy Gallo||MY URL: Visit Me|
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I just want all the parents of preemies to keep hope. I myself was a preemie...born in early 1977...at 28 weeks. I weighed only 3 lbs. and spent a little over a month in the hospital. Although my life began tough and with many close calls - I am fine without side effects today. Technology has advanced in the last 25 years...your preemies have a better chance then others born years ago. And all little preemies are miracles! I wish you only good forturn with your miracles!
|Name: Chris||MY URL: Visit Me|
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