You all know my fiery Little One? 20 months ago I was in the hospital. Living....waiting...hoping. My little one was able to hold out and arrived 6 weeks early. I had a placenta previa. I had several bleeds that landed she and I in the hospital until she arrived. She spent 4 weeks in the NICU until she reached 5 lbs and hit all her marks and was able to get off the machines and monitors and come home with us. The most glorious day of our lives to date.
We were lucky.
We still worry every time she gets sick. She is sick a lot. Her premature systems have not caught up yet. This is a problem in premature babies. They get and stay sick a lot. A LOT A LOT. And she can't just get a cold and get over it like most kids. If a germ walks past her she gets sick and stays sick for weeks. Sometimes it involves hospital visits but always involves doctor visits and she's not over the hump yet. She won't be until she's well on her way to 3 years old at least. She got a cold 3 weeks ago and is still sick. It went from cold to bronchitis to pneumonia. Almost every time. She is on 2 nebs, oral steroids, antibiotics, allergy meds, cough/cold medicine and sometimes singulair. This is constant. But again, we are lucky and thankful that we still have her and that she is getting stronger every day and month that goes by.
Please join the fight......please be aware........please pass it on....
Today is National Fight for Preemies Day....to find out more go to The March of Dimes - Fight For Preemies