Originally posted by EmmyBree
Congrats on the birth of your son! I hope he continues to strive and do well! Emilie was born at 31 weeks due to preeclampsia/toxcemia, my placenta also stopped working and she wasnt growing so they took her two days later after giving me shots for lung maturty, not sure if they did that or not with your son, but I guess it depends on how badly he needed to come out. I will keep him and your family in my thoughts [:)]
Thanks so much. They gave the steroid shots the day after she was put in the hospital, and delivered him nearly 3 weeks later. Today seems to have been a better day. He would open his eyes and look at me, stretch and yawn. His lab work returned to normal, but the doc said he was going to give him some antibiotics for a possible infection. If things go good tonight, he said he would like to start him on breastmilk tomorrow. Parker looked so much better today. His tummy looked thicker, ribs weren't protuding, he had really good color, and they reduced the number of times the ventilator had to breath for him. He is still on room air only, no oxygen. I'm very proud of him!!!