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Preemies who aren't so preemie anymore!

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Re : Preemies who aren't so preemie anymore!

Postby paljane8 » Tue Jul 20, 2004 04:46 pm

by paljane8 (1416 Posts), Tue Jul 20, 2004 04:46 pm

I am so late on this conversation, but thanks, Laura for clarifying on ADD.

Who knows if there is connection between PE and delays but, every specialist and therapist we see wants to know how the preg was! Both of my PE/PIH babies had or have delays. Like anyone else, I want to know if PE contributed. In Janie's case, you can't tell me that low fluid and low blood flow for several months didn't effect her. We will learn more in Sept when she will be tested for a syndrome (some are caused by poor blood profusion). The other question is: what can be attributed to PE and what is attributed to prematurity (though caused by PE)? Janie was technically 37wks but has suffered with so many preemie issues-I tend to swing towards PE/PIH related cause and effect. It is frustrating to live through the terror of PE and then cope with the "waiting for the other shoe to drop" after the baby is born. For many of us that "shoe" did drop...twice!

How are you all holding up personally with the challenges?

Nancy Eastwood
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