Going Home This Week-Preemie Story

If you have been following our story we have great news. It has been confirmed that we are heading home this week with our baby girl. We headed home this weekend to prepare, as we live 3 hours away form the hospital she is receiving care at. We unboxed and assembled all of her babyContinue reading “Going Home This Week-Preemie Story”

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”

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”

NEC in Preemies

NEC, otherwise known as Necrotizing Enterocolitis, is a very serious issue that affects many prematurely born babies. The exact amount of premature babies afflicted by NEC varies(as preemies range from being born between 22 weeks to 37 weeks gestation) but it is somewhere around 10 percent. My child was diagnoses with NEC. This is aContinue reading “NEC in Preemies”