Age: 6 months
Weight at Birth: 3 lbs 9 oz and 4 lbs 7 oz
Weeks Gestation: 34
Time spent in the NICU: month
My Preemie Power Story:
We were scared out of our minds. We already had such a tramatic pregnancy, but hearing, “It’s time,” being 34 weeks, it tested our ability to stay calm. Parker couldn’t breathe. They took my little man away immediately to intubate him. I just heard him gasping and I just kept yelling for them to tell me if he was ok.
Then my little girl. She came out screaming like a crazy person and I knew immediately she would be just fine. She too had to be swept away immediately, but I knew she was a fighter.
They weren’t sure if Parker would survive and convinced us to give him a shot to help him breathe, a decision I’m glad we made. They both had jaundice, breathing problems and feeding could only be done through tubes. Lola of course hated this and would yank her oxygen and feeding tube out every chance she got. [Read more…]