I gave birth to my son at 26 weeks. The last month of my pregnancy has been a crazy rollercoaster ride for my husband and myself. In and out of the hospital had been our norm until my son decided his date of arrival. Obviously we were aware of the risks of prematurity and our lives would, again, be in and out of the hospital. Today, the 7th day of his life, he had an ultrasound on his brain and echo on his heart. The echo revealed he has a large hole in his heart. The doctors say, basically they hope it will heal naturally so they don’t need to give him medication. They did a blood transfusion today because his heart is working harder than what it should which is resulting in his other major organs not getting enough blood. His brain has a slight grade 2 bleed which should definitely heal on its on in due time. As a mother, it is very scary to hear these things. I’m staying positive, he will make it and be strong! He is a fighter and will continue to fight! Tomorrow, I am hoping I can kangaroo with him... I’m so excited since I gave birth I couldn’t hold him on my chest like I always imagined. He will be strong and brave and he will benfit from our session together.
Hello and welcome to Share!! Congratulations on the birth of your sweet boy! Hang in there Mama, it's so scary hearing all of these new diagnoses but no doctor can predict what the future holds. Oh I hope you get to hold him soon, I'm sure it'll be so special!
Hello and Welcome! Congrats on your baby boy. I am so sorry that his entrance wasn't as you had always pictured. So many moms to be imagine their birth story and plan for it to be amazing and perfect and memorable, but sometimes prematurity due to medical complications takes that away from us. I'm so glad you're staying positive! We are all here for you throughout your NICU journey with your courageous baby boy!
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Hi and Welcome to Share! Congratulations on your little man Rocky! It sounds like he's holding his own and doing well. That's great to hear! I hope you're able to keep us posted on how he's doing. And don't forget to take care of yourself as well. The NICU is exhausting both emotionally and physically. Rest and enjoy your visits with your sweet boy. I hope you get to hold him soon!
Thank you for sharing your story with us. I look forward to keeping up with Rocky's progress.
Hi there, thank you so much for sharing your story with us. We are all here for you, to help you get through this journey, as it's so scary at times. I hope you are able to hold your sweet boy!! It really helped me get through alot of postpartum feelings I was having. I hope you are doing okay. Hang in there mama, and please keep us posted on things!
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