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PTL Scare - Short Cervix & Contractions

2pups4kids
  • By 2pups4kids · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 15 replies
  • Last week I had a scare that landed me in the hospital for 3 days after I was contracting regularly... it wasn't overly painful but it was concerning because of my very short cervix of 0.8 cm (with no ...

Caffeine Citrate side effects??

skhan011
  • By skhan011 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Discussion in In the NICU/PICU · 2 replies
  • Hi, My preemie of 31.2 weeks and 20 days old now has been breathing on her own and was put on caffeine citrate 6 days ago for oxygen desats. I would like to know if your preemie exprienced any side effects ...

FonterHead

861217
  • By 861217 · New reply April 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 4 replies
  • My baby is now 10 months she was born prematurely on 3/06/2013 at 31weeks. She has een sick suffering from flu n I took her to a Doctor, today I was surprised when I discover that her fonder head (forgive ...

Water breaking at 22 weeks

Selenacarey
  • By Selenacarey · New reply April 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Introduce your very important preemie (VIP) · 2 replies
  • I just need to hear some good outcomes. My sister in law is 22 weeks preg. With twins, the one bag there is no water left in her bag, they other baby is great. Not sure what the dr.s can do if they can ...

Preemie night terrors?

skhan011
  • By skhan011 · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Discussion in In the NICU/PICU · 3 replies
  • Hi, I am a mother to 31.2 week old premature baby girl. She is today 20 days old and is in stable condition except feeding issues and some desats. She often sleeps and is awake with her eyes half open ...

20 months now

Carmelkisses
  • By Carmelkisses · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Discussion in At home (years 1-5) · 8 replies
  • I know all kids are different but my son is very active he started walking and talking earlier than normal preemie babies. Last month some time he stop repeating ppl. Now he barely talk but still is very ...

Need School Choices - Kindergarten NYC

MyLittleBoo
  • By MyLittleBoo · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Discussion in At home (years 1-5) · 4 replies
  • Greetings Everyone, My son is turning five in August and will be entering kindergarten. I live in Harlem NY and I'm trying to find a really good program for my son. He was tested and his "IQ" score is ...

Stage 3 IVH Hope

Eyes1005
  • By Eyes1005 · New reply April 9, 2014
  • Discussion in Preemie hope · 1 reply
  • Hello Everyone Its been a while since I've been on here but I just wanted to update everyone on my daughter. For those of you who didn't know my story I had a daughter born at 35 weeks weighing 3lbs 5oz ...

Complication after my preemies ostomy take down surgery

mommyof23weeker
  • By mommyof23weeker · New reply April 9, 2014
  • Discussion in In the NICU/PICU · 7 replies
  • My baby was born at 23 weeks 4 days gestation. He developed NEC at about three weeks old. He had to have 10cm of necrotic bowel removed back in January and they gave him a loop ilostomy at the time of ...

No appetite?

mykidsrock1
  • By mykidsrock1 · New reply April 9, 2014
  • Discussion in Preemies with feeding issues · 9 replies
  • My little guy was an IUGR baby - 4lb 14 oz at birth (induced 37 wks) and on his own slow growth curve. His growth slowed a little after 6 months, and now our care has been transferred to a pediatrician ...

My son born 30wks + 1day on a ventilator for 2 weeks and counting

Tiff_marie
  • By Tiff_marie · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in In the NICU/PICU · 3 replies
  • How do you handle the ups and downs with a child on a ventilator? His right lung is very cloudy with fluid and if it doesnt improve soon they want to start steroids... Has anyone had a similar experience ...

NICU stay is overwhelming me...

MommieX3
  • By MommieX3 · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in In the NICU/PICU · 10 replies
  • Hello..I have written before about the trials of my Ladybug..well since her transfer to another hospital (2hrs away) things have not be going the best.. She was transferred the end of February and has ...

Potential PVL and Feeding Issues

ATAbaby
  • By ATAbaby · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 5 replies
  • Hello, I am in the Minneapolis, MN area and our beautiful baby was born at 32 weeks 4 days. We have been in the NICU for 73 days in which time she has overcome some breathing issues but the majority of ...

advice on 17p Shots

zakhimmy
  • By zakhimmy · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 23 replies
  • i was wondering how well do the 17p shots work??? When i was pregnant with my 29 weeker they did everything to see if i had anything wrong with my cervix and there wasn't. they just told me i would have ...

Question on 31 wk B/G Preemies now one

Jillbug32
  • By Jillbug32 · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in At home (years 1-5) · 7 replies
  • I have B/G twins that were born at 31.5 weeks that are now 12.5 months adjusted... My son was 3.8 lbs and my daughter Jillian was 4.5 lbs... They both were in the NICU for about 30 days and their stay ...

Brain bleed / birth asphyxia baby not able to roll over

becksjones
  • By becksjones · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 6 replies
  • Hi, I have posted here before, but not for some time. My 6 month old son had a devastating MRI when he was 2 weeks old and we were told he would not be able to suck a dummy, see, ever feed or walk. Well ...

Helpppppp!!

eb01mom
  • By eb01mom · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in 33-36 week preemies · 7 replies
  • My daughter was born March 28th 2014, she was a month early. she weighed 4 pds 11 oz. We went to the doc today for her check up and she lost 4 oz. and her temp was 98.6. the doc was concerned about her ...

NICU Journey 2nd time

Zavi0208
  • By Zavi0208 · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Discussion in In the NICU/PICU · 4 replies
  • My 1st son was born at 29 weeks 2 lbs 15 oz. You would think I would know the ups and downs of having my baby in the NICU. I find it, alot harder this time. My 2nd son was born at 30 weeks, 2 lbs 7 oz ...

28 weeker boy

terri5173
  • By terri5173 · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Discussion in In the NICU/PICU · 3 replies
  • My son born 12/31/14 is still in NICU without knowing what is going on from one day to the next. He has PDA litigation, kidney issues, High blood pressure. He was intubated 3 times and now after the last ...

how long before i can take my 29 week preemie home

angel8992
  • By angel8992 · New reply April 7, 2014
  • Journal · 22 replies
  • my son was born 29 weeks and 4 days when he was born he was able to breathe on his own and right now he is on a nasal cannula and i was wondering if anyone can tell me how long your baby was in the nicu ...

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