Hello, I am the Mom of Boone. Our precious boy was born at 23.4 weeks after my water broke at 23 weeks exactly. We still don't know why my water broke (possibly from IC). I was on hospitalized bed rest. I thought I would be in the hospital for the long run, but I ended up getting an infection and the doctors could not stop my labor. So just 4 days later I gave birth. We thought we would lose him then and there but he showed us his strength and was stabilized in the NICU. We spent 30 days in the NICU, although we had some hurdles to get over: He had a grade 4 brain bleed on the left side and hydrocephalus, and we were still trying to get him to breathe on his own. His doctors were very positive, and We thought we would bring Boone home around his due date (March 4). He turned 4 weeks old and the next day everything changed. The doctors were worried that he had an infection, as the day went on the infection got worse and he was ultimately diagnosed with NEC. He had a drain placed in his intestines, but it did not help. Boone lost his fight on Dec. 13th and I miss him every day. I am struggling with grief and guilt, I keep thinking there was something I could have done even though I know everything was out of my control. Any other mom's that have dealt with NEC or premature rupture of membranes?