Preemie momma11/16/2012 - Author: Jennifer - 2 Comments
|Our NICU Miracle|
November 17 is World Prematurity Awareness Day. In honor of that, I will be wearing purple and would like to tell a little bit about my preemie coming into the world
I was told to go to the hospital. After awhile, I was admitted. I had pre-term labor. They stopped it for a couple of days, but after my water broke, there was no stopping my son anymore.
My son was born 8 weeks early and stayed in the NICU 26 days. He is a miracle. I was able to get steroid shots that strengthened his lungs and he never had to see a Respiratory Therapist. Yes, those shots HURT, but worth it. Heparin shots are also not fun, but I didn’t have blood clots.
I don’t think that we will ever know why I had pre-term labor, but I am so glad for The March of Dimes and their tireless efforts to raise awareness and save babies.
Thank you to The March of Dimes, NICU staff, and God, my son is now 2 years old and so much fun. He is healthy and thriving. Yes, we do have speech therapy, but I don’t think it is due to prematurity.
I also want to say to those whose babies did not come home with them, my heart hurts for you and I am sorry. Please believe your angel is in Good hands~~His hands.