Age: 22 months
Weight at Birth: 3 lbs 10 oz
Weeks Gestation: 33
Time spent in the NICU: 36 days
My Preemie Power Story:
Our little super hero came in to the world at 33 weeks 3 days when my body started failing due to HELLP Syndrome and severe preeclampsia. I went to the ER, at 33 weeks, with severe back pain. I thought I was just dehydrated, but after being transferred by ambulance to a hospital that was more prepared for preemies, we found out that I had HELLP Syndrome. The pain I was feeling was my liver swelling and my kidneys were not functioning well.
Abigail fought hard, and thanks to her many many prayer warriors, she was able to stay in me three more days while she got two rounds of steroids to help her lungs. On the third day they decided it wouldn’t be safe to wait any longer and they took us in for the c-section. [Read more…]