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Old Apr 23rd, 2013, 15:13 PM   1
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Any 23 weekers??


I just delivered my tiny baby boy yesterday at 23 weeks. He came because I has IC and my rescue stitch burst.

He weighs 1lb 4oz and is in the NICU. When he was delivered he was breathing on his own, crying and whimpering. He was also very active too. He's now over 24 hours old and doing surprisingly well *knock on wood* They are even talking about the possibility of moving him from his ventilator to Cpap but they dont want to move too quickly just incase.

Im so glad my tiny little baby has a fighting chance, as a few of the medical staff had doubted he would live and were talking "like that" before he was even here. I had to believe in him though! He didnt give up so why should we have??

Has anyone else any experience of 23 weekers? xx



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2013, 15:32 PM   2
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Hi, Idon't have any experienc of this but wanted to say thought are with you nd gladyur wee man is staying stong. xx



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2013, 17:10 PM   3
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There did used to be a couple of 23 weekers on here but haven't seen them on for a while. They are in the then and now thread at the top of this forum if you want to have a look.

I am also on the bliss messageboards and there is a few 23 weekers on there too. There is also lots of information on bliss about prems and a number you can call for support if needed.

I hope you are doing ok. With the stress of your pregnancy, having a prem and hormones it will be a very emotional time xx



 
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Old Apr 24th, 2013, 14:12 PM   4
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My girl was born between the 23 and 24 week. She was 1lb 6oz at birth, dropped to 1lb by the 3rd day. Was ventilated for almost 2 months, c-pap for 3 weeks, high flow o2 for 2 weeks, then low flow O2 (which she is still on here at home). She spent 4 months in the NICU before coming home to us. She is currently a happy healthy 11lb 6 month old

If you have any questions on what to expect or anything else, please message me. It is not an easy road when they are this preemie but there is hope!!! If I can be of any help to you while you take this journey, I would be honored to try. Please feel free to message me with anything!



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Old Apr 24th, 2013, 16:25 PM   5
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Thanks JacksMommy, your story gives me hope. I hope my baby is as lucky. Im feeling a little overwhelmed with the whole thing but I guess thats normal. Im trying my best to get my milk flowing which is half the battle xx



 
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Old Apr 25th, 2013, 13:14 PM   6
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Overwhelming is an understatement! Things are going to get a little crazy for awhile and you are going to have some serious emotional turmoil. Just remember, its all normal for this situation. I went through stages with my emotions that made me feel like I was losing it! Keep faith and hope... I am praying for you both.



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Old Apr 30th, 2013, 04:15 AM   7
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Hi. My baby was born at 28weeks. It is a hard journey with many ups and downs but they are little fighters. I wanted to post because I struggled with my milk supply. Try to drink plenty of water and I fount eating 2bowls of porridge a day helped too. And I used to have fenugreek capsules. Helped me massively. Good luck xxx



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Old Apr 30th, 2013, 06:18 AM   8
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Thank you both - it certainly is a roller coaster! I'm hoping and praying for more ups than downs but obviously that is out of my hands.

The hospital loaned me a state of the art breast pump and my supply is starting to come through - I'm glad I can feed my little man xx



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2013, 11:22 AM   9
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Mine is a 25 weeker but only 1lbs 3oz as she was a twin, she is 6 weeks now. Still tiny but getting there



 
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 08:51 AM   10
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I have a 23 weeker. She is 2.5 years old now. How is your wee one doing?

We were in neonatal for 136 days. Anya had many attempts off the vent, but finally managed to go on bipap at 5.5weeks, then moved to cpap, then nasal cannula o2.

Any questions just ask. Xx



 
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