"I ppromed at 23w. I was in the hospital with very painful labor for the next five weeks. Yes you read that right 5 whole weeks. At 28w I couldn't feel any movement and asked the nurses to look. The looked and found her very faint heartbeat. I was rushed to the or where I had an Emergency c-section to save my little girl. She was born with a double brain bleed , LS-level 4 and RS-level 3, and had to be resuscitated which took 5-6 minutes. She was only 2lbs 9ozs and 13 inches long. We had a NICU stay of 77- 78 days, and the first month was touch and go with 2-3 times having to be bagged (resuscitated). When she came home she was on a heart monitor and 1.5L of oxygen. She had both till she was a year old, and shes almost two and just has to go therapy twice a week. I always asked the nurses for anything I could do to help them help my baby, and asked every question in the book (plus some) multiple times. My advice is to never be afraid to ask about what dont know or want to double check on, and always listen to your mom instinct no matter what the doctors say. She us still growing g like a weed. 25% for chronological age, 60% for her adjusted age." - Mikka Mistyk Gibson
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