Makaiyah M. ~ Super Hero Alias: Miraculous Makaiyah
Age: 6 months
Weight at birth: 3lbs 8oz
Weeks gestation: 33 weeks
Time in the NICU: 32 days
Diagnosis, surgeries, complications?
Intrauterine Growth Restriction. She stopped growing at 29 weeks.
Why Should Your Child Be Recognized as Preemie of the Year?
Makaiyah has came a long way and though I realize she was not a micro preemie, she still had her battles to overcome. She had came to complete IUGR at 29 weeks but it was not discovered until I went to labor and delivery for severe pain at 32 weeks. Anything bad could have happened to her in the womb during that time but she held on tight and survived. She amazes us every day with what she accomplishes and she’s such a joy to have.
Using Three Or More Characteristics of a Super Hero, Please Describe Your Child
Makaiyah is strong, strong-willed and stubborn. I believe it was the combination of these three things that kept her alive and going.
What advice do you have for future NICU parents?
You’re stronger then you may think. The NICU proves it!