Fearless Arianna

AriannaAge: 16 months
Weight at Birth: 2lbs 12oz
Weeks Gestation: 29
Time spent in the NICU: 59 days

My Preemie Power Story:
Preemie Power Story From the very beginning of my pregnancy I was considered a high risk patient. I had chronic hypertension and gestational diabetes and was recommended to see a high risk doctor as well as my regular doctor. About a week and a half before I had Arianna my blood pressure was staying high and so my doctor decided to do some blood work. The next day they called and told me my blood work wasn’t good and that I needed to go to L&D. When I got there I was admitted and a bunch of blood work was done and I was told that some of my numbers were high. I was told I was going to have to start going to the doctor more frequently for testing and was given a steroid shot and sent home. Four days later I had a appointment with my high risk doctor for an ultrasound. They discovered my placenta had ruptured and I was admitted back into the hospital. For 4 days I was monitored and had blood work done. I had developed Pre-eclampsia while in the hospital. The morning my daughter was born they did another ultrasound checking on her and they discovered my placenta had ruptured more. My high risk doctor and the doctor that delivered my daughter told me that they needed to get her out. I was taken over to L&D where they did a emergency c-section. My daughter Arianna was born on May 19, 2013 at 2lbs 12oz and was 15″. I got to see her a few seconds before they took her to the NICU. She was so beautiful and so tiny. I didn’t get to see her until 28 hours later. She was a fighter from the beginning. They discovered she had Patent Ductus Arteriosus and was given medicine and it cleared up after being given the medicine. The first time she was given a bottle she had no issues and finished it. She spent 59 days in the NICU before she finally got to come home. It was so exciting and scary at the same time. Now she is 16 months old and weighs 25lbs and is 31″. She is a fighter and I am so proud of her. Everything that was thrown at her she pushed through it and kept going. She is fearless!

Super Hero Characteristics:
Strong, Fearless and Awesome