|Name: Lora||MY URL: Visit Me|
|My Email: Email Me||Location: Williamsburg,Ky.|
Hi, My name is Lora and In 1994 I gave birh to a little 1pound 4oz. baby girl. I am thankful that today she is 7 years old and makes a's and b's in the 1st grade. Her name is Tosha and she is a very special child. Her faith in the lord is great, her cousins call her for prayer and she will pray for them. Being told that our child would never make it, my husband and I stood firm before the lord and just put evertything in his hands, because this problems was bigger than the both of us. I am now the mother of two children and I am happy to say that they are both very healthy and happy children. I thank god every day for my babies and I pray that they will always trust upon the lord, because without him we are nothing. I do pray for every parent out there and hope that they know they aren't alone in trying to raise there child, I always said that my children have taught me more aboout living and loving than anyone else. Always listen before talking that helps Love and Prayers Lora.
|Name: Glynnis||MY URL: Visit Me|
|My Email: Email Me||Location: Livingston, Louisiana|
Fantastic site. I was at 27 weeks along before I started having problems. Up until that time, my pregnancy had been a breeze. But I was diagnosed with H. E. L. L. P. Syndrome (Hemolysis Elevated Liver Enzymes and Low Blood Platelets), a severe and deadly form of toxemia. I had sypmtoms of constant pain for one week before my daughter was born. No premature labor. At 28 weeks, December 10, 2001, she was born weighing 2 lbs. 0 oz., and was 13 1/2" long. It was quite an ordeal not being able to take her home within a few days of her birth. But I feel God blessed us, because her only health problems were a few bouts with Apnea that required two blood transfussions. She was moved out of NICU after two weeks and placed in the Intermediate Care Nursery. I was allowed to room-in with her for two days before she was released (which was one day before her 2 month birthday). I heard it said that God picks special people to be parents of preemies, and I beileve it is true. To the parents of preemies still hospitalized, I pray for you, and hope that you keep your spirits high. For parents who have their preemies home, congratulations, we certainly have a wonderful journey ahead of us. And to the parents who lost their little angels, my deepest sympathies go to you. I have definately learned many things from her already, and will be learning still as she grows. Good luck to everyone.
|Name: D. Hendriksen|
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|Location: Nova Scotia|
I am the proud mother of 6 month old twins, Lydia Drew and Ava Meredith, born on Sept. 8/01, 10 weeks early. The stories I read here are so familiar. My girls spent 8 weeks in hospital, primarily in the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS. Thankfully, our little miracles (born at 2 pounds 15 oz. and 2 pounds 6 oz) are healthy and happy, weighing 12 and a half and 11 and a half pounds. For those who are disheartened about breast feeding issues, don't give up. My babies were unable to nurse until 6 weeks but I persevered and am still nursing at 6 months. Keep the faith.
|Name: penny wenbourne||MY URL: Visit Me|
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hi, im doing some research on the facilities for premature babies and their mothers within the NHS. would anyone be able to give me details of their own experiences of the support they were offered from the nhs during and after the birth of your baby. Also what were the facilities like within the hospital? i would really appreciate any information. thanks,penny.
|Name: Christine||MY URL: Visit Me|
|My Email: Email Me||Location: Tooele, UT|
Hi, I am the mother of a beautiful little girl Camryn Michelle. She was born a twin at 23 weeks in December of 1999. Her twin Caitlyn lived for 2 weeks and because of numerous complications we made the choice to let her go. Camryn has been through a bowel perforation, PDA ligation, 3 months on a ventilator, Grade III and IV head bleeds which led to her ultimate diagnosis, Hydrocephalus. She currantly has 3 shunts placed and just had her 19th shunt revision. The drs and nurses in the NICU didn't give her much hope of doing anything, but she is now almost sitting and rolling, and is putting weight on her legs, and that gives us hope of walking. She is a very remarkable young girl. I can't say enough what a strengh she has been to our family, it may be obvious to other people that she has a disability, but to us she is "normal" She is Camryn. I think it was to our benefit that they didn't give her much hope, because every day I am amazed that she knows her mom and dad and how she interacts with her big sister as well. Please don't EVER give up on your children, with therapy and faith and a lot of work they will have their chance to prove everyone wrong. Good Luck to all! love christine