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Posted: 3/14/2006 1:01:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 7:57:20 AM EDT by ladybug]
2wP and my son is in NICU, born 5 weeks premature by emergency c-section. He is stable but could use some positive vibes sent his way if anyone could spare them.
He's got his daddy's eyes.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:06:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/14/2006 1:06:17 PM EDT by HBruns]
Positive vibes (and prayers) incoming.

....and tell him to give back those eyes. Daddy still needs them!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:12:48 PM EDT
I'm praying. Keep us posted.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:22:22 PM EDT
Prayers sent!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:26:30 PM EDT
Prayers and positive energy coming your way.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:52:12 PM EDT


Pulling for the little one ... I guess he couldn't wait to get out of there.


Take care and keep us informed.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:54:56 PM EDT
thanks all. he is having a feeding tube inserted in a few mins.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:56:59 PM EDT
Prayers Sent

Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:58:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:59:46 PM EDT
Prayers sent - all three of my kids went to NICU, and are all fine.

My ex is now a NICU nurse - let me know if you have any questions.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 2:59:40 PM EDT
Prayers sent your way!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:31:42 PM EDT
Good vibes and prayers incoming!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:43:22 PM EDT
Prayers inbound!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 3:55:23 PM EDT
prayers on the way.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:01:13 PM EDT
y'all are in our prayers...
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:16:28 PM EDT
Vibes on the way.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:17:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:25:50 PM EDT
Many good prayers and vibes sent to your little one!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:30:38 PM EDT
NICU people are the best - I work with them everyday. I've seen some miracles happen up there, so you are in good hands.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:31:38 PM EDT
Prayers sent.

What's his name?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:38:06 PM EDT
Prayers sent. 5 weeks premature is really not too bad. We ussually call them growers and feeders. % week premature ussually pulls thru perfectly fine. Is he on a Ventilator?
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 4:41:53 PM EDT
Praying -- please update as you are able.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:23:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:27:46 PM EDT
I wish the little one and your family the best. I have a good feeling about this one, I got goosebumps reading it.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:32:50 PM EDT
Our fourth one spent a little time in NICU at 4 weeks early. You're definitely in my prayers.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:38:32 PM EDT
As one who just brought my newborn son home yesterday, I wish your's the best....
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 7:48:02 PM EDT
He is doing well - he definitely is not in bad shape for a preemie. 35 weeks isn't all that premature so I was surprised when we were told he was going to NICU and staying there. He is not on a ventilator which was my biggest worry. His main issue is feeding which I am told a huge % of preemies have... he is on his third day and has just decided he might give this eating thing a try. He kept down 10 cc's today (two 5 cc feedings). The NICU nurse says if he were "normal" he would be eating 36 cc's every 3 hours but I just don't see how something that small could possibly eat that much. Maybe I heard her wrong??
his name is Samuel Lee.

Thanks for the P&PT!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 8:21:54 PM EDT
Thanks for the update.

My son spent his first night in the NICU due to a fever at birth. That was over 12 years ago

It sounds like Sam Lee is doing OK!
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 8:43:47 PM EDT
Positive Vibes sent!
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 1:27:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/15/2006 1:27:50 AM EDT by swingset]
Good luck, glad to hear he's doing well.

My daughter was born at 27 weeks, spent 2 months in NICU so I know what you're going through.

My kiddo came out fine, no real problems. She's 9 now, happy and healthy, almost as tall as her mother and just as pretty.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 1:43:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/15/2006 1:45:13 AM EDT by mpscout69]
10 years ago next Month I had one born at 2 pounds 11 ounces, my wedding ring fit around his foot! Today I can't keep up with him, and he shoots better than his old man! Just keep your head up, there will be tough times ahead, but the little guy will make it just fine. Good luck, you're in our prayers.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 2:44:39 AM EDT
You got it, Ladybug.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:08:29 AM EDT
Thoughts and prayers got out to you.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:18:22 AM EDT
My daughter was born last February 15th via emergency C-section (my wife had a bout with toxemia). My child was born 7 weeks premature at 3 lbs. 2 ounces.

It's amazing what our hospitals and doctors are capable of. Now, she's happy & healthy and just over a year old. Things are tough now but don't worry, your son will be fine. The NICU is an amazing place - full of emotion, hope, and competent people.

He'll be fine.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:02:33 AM EDT
My prayers and thoughts are with you. the feeding tube is no big deal, when they are that young they will loose weight just from the effort of sucking. My oldest was born 4 weeks premature and she is now very healthy 9 year old. IN our case my wife had not shown any problems other than feeling very bad, since this was our first we took the dr.s word that this was normal. 2 weeks after nicole was born Mom was back in the hospital for an abcess that had eaten up a third of her liver. She's great now and we can chalk it up to one of life's lessons now.

Curt
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:09:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:11:58 AM EDT
Heres my part!
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 6:28:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 6:35:55 AM EDT
Good vibrations sent.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 6:39:04 AM EDT
Prayers sent. NICU = good hands. Sammy should be home in no time
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 9:01:06 AM EDT
Prayers sent LB!
(God will provide.)
Hessian-1
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 10:22:42 AM EDT
prayers sent. Its good to hear from you again. Patty
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 10:53:46 AM EDT
Congrats to you and 2wp!

A friend of mine had 2 of her kids 6 & 8 weeks premature and one spent about 8 weeks in NICU. If you need anything don't hesitate....
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 12:18:20 PM EDT
prayer sent.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 6:58:43 PM EDT
praying for you and your little angel
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 10:41:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 10:50:35 AM EDT
Prayers and positive thoughts are being sent. He will be fine.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 11:20:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:57:17 AM EDT
btt for an update request and more prayers
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:11:47 AM EDT
Update - he is doing well. Progressing. He couldn't tolerate normal feedings so they switched him to a hypoallergenic formula. Looks like he has the same milk protein allergy as his older sister and brother (which I told the dr's about from day 1 but hey, what do we non-md's know?) So it started off slowly with him vomitting up most feedings. he is tube fed 50% of his feedings at this point. No more vomitting but yesterday he decided to take a break from the whole feeding thing which was disappointing. There was some hope he would come home the end of this week but he decided he enjoyed the personal attention of nurses and billy lights too much to come home. Its just a waiting game at this point....when he is ready he will eat again.
Thank you for your prayers. They are much appreciated. I can't wait to get him home. Heck I can't wait to hold him without wires and tubes and alarms going off. Anyone that has had a NICU baby knows the alarms I am talking about. Funny how we get used to ignoring them after awhile.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:50:17 AM EDT
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