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Old May 17th, 2010, 11:53 AM   1
natalie090489
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premature baby born at 25 weeks


hello, i am new to this.

i was just wondering if any one else has had a 25 week old premature baby and how are they now. my son was born on the 29th jan at 25 weeks weighin 2lb 1oz, he came out of hospital last sat. it was so hard seeing him connected to wires and machines but he is fine now he did have a lot of problems in the first couple of months, he had bleeding on his brain, a heart murmur, chronic lung dieaese, several fungal infections and a hernia on his groin..... everything has sorted itself out now except his hernia... i have been told that it should go if not he will have to have surgery.

hes 15 week old now and a right cheeky monkey x



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Old May 17th, 2010, 12:01 PM   2
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My daughter was born at 25 weeks, 4 weeks ago, she weighed 1lb 3oz.

Your son sounds like such an amazing little fighter!

My wee girl has had 2 infections but antibiotics got rid of them, she was only on the ventilator for 2 hours when born and then for a few days a week later.

I cant wait to get her home but its a long wait yet!



 
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Old May 17th, 2010, 12:04 PM   3
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thats a really good weight hun x



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Old May 17th, 2010, 13:05 PM   4
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Hi. Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new arrival. Sounds like a little fighter xx



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Old May 18th, 2010, 04:25 AM   5
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Sugarkisses is right, thats a VERY good weight for 25 weeks!

My LO was born at 27+4 but she had bleeding to the brain and chronic lung disease. I think the CLD wears off with age.

Bleeds to the brain are so hard to deal with, you never know what to expect. Alex had the largest, grade IV, and shes nearly a year old now and hasnt had any known problems because of this.

You may want to look into extra benefits if you aren't planning on going back to work. Because of Alexs brain bleed, we get DLA, and you will likely get it too. If you need any advice im here!



 
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Old Jun 2nd, 2010, 21:34 PM   6
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Hi! I'm also new to the forum. I had my little Riley on May2nd at 25 weeks and 2 days. He has PDA(heart murmur) they also told me about a week and half ago that they believe he has chronic lung disease due to the vent. They told me that they see this alot in babies at this gestation. He is still on a conventional vent but rates are now very low. The doctors have told me that once he stops having all these destats it a possibility that he could be put on cpap. Does anyone else have a similar story?



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Old Jun 2nd, 2010, 21:35 PM   7
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Riley also had a small brain bleed but it was so small that they didnt even classify it as a class I



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Old Jun 3rd, 2010, 04:26 AM   8
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Originally Posted by natalie090489 View Post
hello, i am new to this.

i was just wondering if any one else has had a 25 week old premature baby and how are they now. my son was born on the 29th jan at 25 weeks weighin 2lb 1oz, he came out of hospital last sat. it was so hard seeing him connected to wires and machines but he is fine now he did have a lot of problems in the first couple of months, he had bleeding on his brain, a heart murmur, chronic lung dieaese, several fungal infections and a hernia on his groin..... everything has sorted itself out now except his hernia... i have been told that it should go if not he will have to have surgery.

hes 15 week old now and a right cheeky monkey x
I dont have experience with a prem that early but Chloe and Jaycee were born at 29 weeks and 6 days! I was very lucky with them as they were only in hospital for 4 weeks!
Also they share the same birthday but my girls are 2009! lol
I hope the hernia goes!



 
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Old Jun 3rd, 2010, 16:45 PM   9
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HI hun. I had a 24 weeker who is now a happy, healthy 5yr old (see avatar pic). She weighed 1Ib 7ozs and had CLD due to prolonged ventilation. Apart from that, she had no other complications. She is now perfectly healthy, and has never had a return trip to the hospital - and has never had so much as a chest infection. Ironically she shakes off colds where her full-term older brother wilts on the settee.

It is possible to have a baby born at this gestation who goes on to be fine. Those early months are tough, and at times very scary, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Much love to you all x



 
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Old Jun 4th, 2010, 08:07 AM   10
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Thanks Lizzie, story's like that really give us so much hope! Riley has CLD and wanting to see if these PDA closes they did another echo last night and we will know the results of that this afternoon. I will be sure to keep everyone posted. He's been having a lot of destats and they believe its a possibility that he's grow out of his breath tube and they think here pretty soon a larger one will have to be placed and that this will fix his destats problems. I'm hoping this will be the fix.



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