Need info for Premmie on Vent

Are you part of the NICU club? Do you have a child who is still struggling with the effects of being born too soon from preeclampsia? Share your concerns and stories here among parents who have been there.
worriedhubby20
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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby worriedhubby20 » Mon Apr 05, 2004 05:50 pm

The wife is doing great physically, but is definitely under severe emotional stress as the baby has good days and bad days. I really need to quit saying "baby" and start calling him by his name, Parker. We both appreciate the prayers and thoughts. This whole experience has been emotionally and physically draining for the both of us. Maybe he will make the turn and get bigger and stronger quickly. Until then, I'm in this thing with him.

Thanks,
Rob
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Originally posted by Pelote77

Congratulations on the birth of your son!!!!!

I wish you the best and will pray for a short and uncomplicated NICU stay!

How is your wife doing?

Julie (27)
Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26wks - severe pe

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby angelical » Mon Apr 05, 2004 05:46 pm

I understand how frustrating this is for you. What they always told us was that the stay in the NICU is a series of steps forward and then steps back. The babies just need time, love, and prayers to keep growing. Good luck. I wish you and your family all the best.

Sharel

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby julie f » Mon Apr 05, 2004 05:24 pm

Congratulations on the birth of your son!!!!!

I wish you the best and will pray for a short and uncomplicated NICU stay!

How is your wife doing?

Julie (27)
Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26wks - severe pe

Southern California Coordinator

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Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby worriedhubby20 » Mon Apr 05, 2004 04:58 pm

My wife just delivered our son on the 29th. She was just starting her 30th week, and the Dr. said that her placenta had quit providing the nutrients that the baby needed to survive. The next day the took him. He weighed in at 1lb. 14oz. (SMALL) The 1st 2 days he was making it on his own, but then began to tire and was put on a ventilator. He was on it for 2 days, and then off of it for 3 before having to be put back on it this a.m. It has my wife and I very stressed out. I would sure appreciate hearing from anybody that can give me some info or guidance.


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