lhazlewood1972's discussions

Our miracle and her successes

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted January 13, 2011
  • In Preemie · 8 replies
  • Hi, first I should apologize because I haven't been here for quite some time. I haven't forgotten you, my friends...the ones that were here to listen and give advice when I was going through the hardest ...

Does anyone know what this is?

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted May 19, 2010
  • In Preemie · 0 replies
  • My daughter went in to have a VP shunt this morning and apparently her CT said she has ventricular entrapment. They explained and I still don't understand. Has anyone heard or had experience with this ...

To sue or not to sue??

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted May 14, 2010
  • In Preemie · 11 replies
  • Let me give a quick synopsis on what has been going on. My daughter was born at 30 weeks with a grade IV right occipital bleed. We were refused a neuro consult. The last U/S we had done was 5 weeks before ...

Back to the hospital.....God, give me the strength to get through this!

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted May 12, 2010
  • In Preemie · 16 replies
  • Well, Sydney is 5 1/2 months actual and 14 weeks adjusted. I have been on their (bpd clinic) backs for a while now to send us to a neurologist...only for a check-up. Her head seemed a little large to ...

Are there early signs of CP?

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted April 23, 2010
  • In Preemie · 11 replies
  • I am wondering, are there early signs that may be an indication of CP? When I say early, I mean in the first few months. I am just wondering if there are any parents of children with CP that noticed things ...

HUGE NERVE STRUCK WITH THIS ARTICLE!

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted April 22, 2010
  • In Preemie · 27 replies
  • I for the all caps in my title, but I am PO'D! I am interested....am I just being too sensitive? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/articl e-1267878/VIRGINIA-IRONSIDE-Ill-vilified -shouldnt-let-nature-decide-premature-ba ...

Touching sensitivity

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted March 24, 2010
  • In Preemie · 2 replies
  • Our daughter is 4 months actual and 6 weeks adjusted. She was born at 30 weeks. It seems as if she hates to "touch" things. She loves to hold our fingers and her oxygen tube but if we try to give her ...

Update....

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted February 27, 2010
  • In Preemie · 6 replies
  • Hello all! I wanted to give a small update to all of my inspire friends. Sydney will be 3 months actual and 3 weeks adjusted on Monday. She is rolling over! She still doesn't do a whole lot of holding ...

Feel like I am waiting for the bottom to fall out....

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted February 16, 2010
  • In Preemie · 16 replies
  • We brought our daughter home on 2/5 after 65 days in the nicu. She is actually 11weeks old but was only due 8 days ago. She seems to be doing great. She is up to 6 1/2 pounds and gaining weight very quickly ...

First Peds Appointment

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted February 8, 2010
  • In Preemie · 0 replies
  • Well Miss Sydney had her first peds appointment today. She is 5 pounds 14.5 ounces and is 18 3/4 inches long. She has gained 5.5 ounces since Thursday...wooo hooo!! He said she probably does have some ...

I am the worst mom!

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted February 6, 2010
  • In Preemie · 18 replies
  • I have officially lost my mind! I thought once we got her home that this saddness and anger would go away. It's worse! I feel like I know nothing about her. I have a husband that just kind of lays around....yeah ...

Please help

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted February 6, 2010
  • In Preemie · 12 replies
  • We brought our angel home yesterday. She isn't eating as well as she was in the NICU, she is spitting up more, and she isn't sleeping as well. I am not sure what I am doing wrong but I am freaking out ...

How do I get them to listen?

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted January 29, 2010
  • In Preemie · 10 replies
  • My daughter is being discharged from the NICU on Wednesday. She will be coming home on 0.2 L of oxygen due to BPD. They state they are sending her home on an apnea machine. However, this doesn't measure ...

scared to death!! I have questions!!

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted January 27, 2010
  • In Preemie · 16 replies
  • Ok, so we just got the word that our angel is coming home next week. I need to find out what kind of nipples to use. We bought Avent bottles when I was pregnant. However, they are using slow flow nipples ...

an update

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted January 16, 2010
  • In Preemie · 6 replies
  • Our little angel was born at 29 weeks and 6 days. She had a grade IV brain bleed in her right side occipital/parietal lobe with a pvl. She is now 36 weeks and 6 days corrected and doing amazing. She is ...

Life in our NICU

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted December 29, 2009
  • In Preemie · 5 replies
  • I have said on more than one occasion that some mother should write a book and tell what it is "really" like in the NICU for us mothers who have never been there before. IT IS THE BIGGEST ROLLER COASTER ...

PVL???

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted December 28, 2009
  • In Preemie · 13 replies
  • I just got done talking to my daughter's nurse practitioner regarding a follow up ultrasound due to the IVH in her occipital lobe. She said, "well, I have to tell you they did detect PVL". I questioned ...

What am I doing wrong?

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted December 26, 2009
  • In Preemie · 8 replies
  • I just spent my second day in the NICU not being able to hold my little girl. Both times that I have held her she begins to desat and her resp. sky rocket. My husband holds her and she is fine. This is ...

Brain bleed, Ileostomy, Apnea, Bradycardia, and Tachycardia

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted December 15, 2009
  • In Preemie · 3 replies
  • Those are all of the things we are dealing with right now. We got the repeat head ultrasound back and they say, "it is stable compared to the last one performed". They say this means no change. Ok, I ...

Grade IV occipital bleed-please help me

lhazlewood1972
  • By lhazlewood1972 · Posted December 10, 2009
  • In Preemie · 13 replies
  • Hi. Twelve days ago I delivered a beautiful 2 pound 10 ounce baby girl. She was delivered at 29 weeks 6 days. She came off the vent within hours of being born and off c-pap after a few days. She is gaining ...

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