|Name: deborah||MY URL: Visit Me|
|My Email: Email Me||Location: kentucky|
i am a mother of two 32 week gestation babies one is now two years old and the other is 3 weeks old and still in the nicu. my first son was lucky and is overall a happy healthy child, but the delivery with my second son was so rough that he has brain damage, i am still in the dark about all this and am searching for answers. i did not know what a "common" thing this was and would appreciate any feedback and could even benefit from talking with other parents with preemies. remember all children are angels
|Name: Cheri and Joe||MY URL: Visit Me|
|My Email: Email Me||Location: Franklin NH|
Our beutiful daughter was born on Dec.12,2001 13.5 weeks early, weighing a remarkable 3lbs 1oz. She did wonderful for the first 2 weeks, then she started losing weight.. she had a heart murmer that sounded like a washing machine. Soon we found out she needed a blood transfusion. She seemed to do better, got her ready for transfer to a closer hospital to home, when she crashed, turned grey, my Brianna needed heart surgery immedietly. Now my angel that never was on a resporator was now on life support fighting to stay alive. She had a pda ligation done on Jan 8th,2002 transfered to a local hospital Jan.18th. It is now a year later and we can finally look at these websites, Joe and I lived in a fog when going through this. Our angel Brianna Rose is now a 20lb healthy baby.... to look at her you would never guess she fit in the palm of our hand less than a year ago. For anyone that is going through this now.. keep your chin up!!!! and get a hug from who ever is around, I think that got me through. Have a great day!!! email us anytime!! :)
|Name: Kevin Shay||MY URL: Visit Me|
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Glad to see you have expanded your site, Allison and Rick - it looks great. I wanted to update you about Preston - I see the poems I wrote are still on your site - and tell you of our new daughter, McKenna. Preston is doing great and shows no signs of learning or other problems. He will be 3 next month. I wrote a more recent article for Dallas Child magazine on him that was published July 2002 - it's at http://www.dallaschild.com/home/InOurMagazines/Archives/July2002/#article2. Preston's sister was born Nov. 8 only 3 weeks early, compared to 8 weeks early for Preston. McKenna was almost full-term, weighed 7 lbs., 2 oz., and was only in the hospital 2 days, compared to 4 lbs. and 3 weeks for preston. She has done great and shows no ill signs. We tried much harder to monitor the pregnancy and keep Michelle, my wife, off her feet, and that paid off this time. When Michelle felt any major pain, we got her to the hospital, and they were able to stop any labor up until the final time. We credit more awareness of the situation with not having a real preemie this time. That might not always work, but it did in our case. Elsewhere, I finished a new book that has many photos of Preston and even some of McKenna. It's called A Parent's Guide to Dallas/Fort Worth, and is being published by Parent's Guide Press of Los Angeles. The book is due to be released and available in bookstores throughout North Texas starting in March 2003. It contains 192 pages, with more than 80 photos and maps. The book covers fun family attractions in the entire Dallas/Fort Worth region, from Lake Texoma to Waco to Mineral Wells to Marshall. We have an Internet site at http://www.geocities.com/pgdfw/ where you can read samples, recommendations of favorite fun spots by people, and other relevant information. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
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|Location: South-West Germany|
This is super! Much faster loading. I periodically go through the pages and re-discover things that are important to me. Happy new year to everyone seeing this message! - - Bob
|Name: Amanda||MY URL: Visit Me|
|My Email: Email Me||Location: Canada|
To all the parents of preemies.. it's all worth it right!!! My son was born 8 weeks early. He weighed 2 pounds 5 ounces and was 13 inches long. He was severly IUGR (in utero growth restricted). Was born Decemer 15, 2001. He stayed in NICU for 60 days. Was released Valentines day!!! The longest and most challanging days of our lives. The stay in NICU as a parent, is a very big struggle. Eventhough, Brayden wasn't 'really sick', he was still connected to all the wires, tubes, and all. Before he got home, he had to have hernia surgery. Today, he is 14 1/2 big pounds. He's a healthy, very active baby!! If you want to know more about our little miracles tough start email me. I'd be thankful to talk to other preemie parents. To all of you preemie parents.. have Faith, cling to God and stay strong. It's all worth the wait, effort and trial. God Bless you and enjoy your babies!