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?”

The Effects Anesthesia Has On Preemies(or newborns)

If your preemie has an upcoming surgery I’m sure you have been apprehensive. It is a big deal when anesthesia is used, especially if it is general anesthesia. General anesthesia means the person will be put to sleep entirely, this causes concern that our babies will be put to sleep eternally. Do not allow yourContinue reading “The Effects Anesthesia Has On Preemies(or newborns)”

Jaundice in Preemies(and Newborns)

Jaundice is very common in newborns and it is especially common in preemies. Jaundice is when your babys’ skin, as well as the whites of their eyes, has a yellow appearance. Bilirubin is the cause of jaundice; bilirubin is a substance built up in your childs’ blood. When children have jaundice there is an excessContinue reading “Jaundice in Preemies(and Newborns)”