Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:31 am
Post subject: 24 weeker surviving triplet 1lb 8oz
My premature baby was born at 24 wks 0days weighing 1lb 8oz. I had a spontaneous identical triplet pregnancy which was complicated by Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. I had intrauterine surgery at 23 weeks, PROM, my babies were delivered at 24 weeks, one baby was stillborn, my other baby weighed 1lb 5oz and died from NEC complication in the NICU at 1 month of age. My surviving triplet just turned one year old, he spent 4 months in a NICU, two months on a vent, some time on C-PAP and had 3 surgeries and he required multiple blood transfusions. We brought him home on oxygen and a apnea monitor. He was diagnosed with mild cardiomyopathy which has resolved. In spite of his rough start he is doing great. He now weighs 16lbs 5oz. He is a little behind developmentally, but so far we have not noticed any major problems. He is our miracle!
So if you are going through the NICU rollercoaster with a micropreemie, have faith! There is hope! Elijah is living proof!
Feel free to follow his blog at http://preemiedays1.blogspot.com
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:19 pm
That's an amazing story hun & inspirational for all those with premature babies x