Our Baby Is Coming Home Soon-Preemie Story

If you have been using my preemie page to either learn about common preemie illnesses, keep up with a preemie story, or perhaps just out of boredom, you know it has been a long and rough road to say the least. I think the words violent, brutal, and vicious more appropriately describe the journey weContinue reading “Our Baby Is Coming Home Soon-Preemie Story”

PVL In Preemies

This is a rough topic for me to discuss as our baby is afflicted with PVL. PVL is a brain condition often present in preemies. Periventricular Leukomalacia is the official title, yet it is often just referred to as PVL. If your child has PVL, you need to be aware of this yet you needContinue reading “PVL In Preemies”

Bottle Feeds- Preemie

If you have been keeping up I’m sure you know our baby is finally bottle feeding. After nearly 4 months in the hospital, and 3 months with her only source of nutrition being liquid administered via IV, our girl is finally eating. If you have a preemie with stomach issues, especially NEC, feeds will beContinue reading “Bottle Feeds- Preemie”

How do you Broadcast Your Preemies Birth?

This is the ultimate question. How do you broadcast the arrival of your preemie? It is not like a regular baby where you just take a family picture and post it to FaceBook. This is completely different. Preemie babies are in the twilight zone, completely disconnected from society and its norms. If you post aContinue reading “How do you Broadcast Your Preemies Birth?”

Complications After Surgery-Preemie

Our baby just had eye surgery. This comes two weeks after she had her corrective NEC surgery. The eye surgery was solely on her eyes thus not manipulating or bothering her stomach, lungs, or anything else. After our baby’s corrective stomach surgery(2 weeks ago) she was eating for the first time and holding her feedsContinue reading “Complications After Surgery-Preemie”

ROP in Preemies

ROP, an acronym for retinopathy of prematurity, is relatively common in premature babies. The earlier the preemie(e.g. 23 or 24 weeks) the higher the chance the child will develop ROP. Don’t fret, our child has ROP, you are not alone. Our baby will have her corrective surgery tomorrow, and we have got the rundown onContinue reading “ROP in Preemies”

Level III & Level IV NICU Units

What level of care is best for your preemie baby? Many preemie parents are confused and lost in the Preemie and NICU world because they are NEW to it. That is ok, we were to. When our baby was born she was at a hospital with a level III(3) NICU unit. We stayed at thisContinue reading “Level III & Level IV NICU Units”

Stress on Parents of Preemie Babies- Preemie

NICU parents are subjected to an array of struggles and challenges while their child spends time in the medical unit. Not only tangible hurdles such as traveling and sleeping arrangements hinder parents mental well being, but intangible hurdles such as depression and anxiety pose a major threat as well. It is perhaps the most indescribableContinue reading “Stress on Parents of Preemie Babies- Preemie”

We made it to the swing- Preemie

We walked into the hospital today and were overcome with happiness to see our baby girl in a swing. It has been a long road, at times we never thought we would see this day. Surgery after surgery called for anxiety and ill thoughts. Staying positive is key for preemie parents, what the doctors tellContinue reading “We made it to the swing- Preemie”