Hi ladies. I hope you don't mind me asking a question. I have been reading your forum throughout my pg as we were pretty unsure if we would deliver full-term with my PIH/PE so I have been soaking up all your wonderful information. OK, so here's my question. On June 10th, I gave birth to my beautiful son. He was born at 36 weeks but was showing more like 34 weeks on his development. Anyways, I'm not even sure if he is considered a preemie or not? Well, he has done super since his very traumatic birth. Spent no time on oxygen or in the NICU and came home with us the very next day. Well, today I get a call from the doctor's office saying his PKU came back showing him to be mildly hypothyroid. The nurse didn't have the numbers. Anyways, I took him in and they ran a TSH and a free T4 and we will know those results on Wednesday when I go see the doctor. My question is, while I have now been researching this, they say some preemies will show mild hypothyroidism in the beginning but grow out of it and I'm wondering if any of you have any experience with this? I feel so horrible 'cause my poor lbb has been through so much with this pg and I can't stand the thought of him having to be on medicine for the rest of his life. If any of you have any experience or knowledge about any of this, I would sure love to hear it. I am so worried and my pp hormones are raging like crazy so that doesn't help. Thank you all so much in advance.
DD Vianna 5-12-96
DS Adam 3-17-99
DS Caeden 6-10-04 (36 weeks, PIH, Pre-e, and a double knotted cord!!!)