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NICU Journey *pics* _______Nope_________ 23772 posts
2nd Jun '12

My little 27 weeker was born at 2lbs 15oz. She spent 65 days in the NICU during which time she had a heard surgery (PDA ligation). She came home on o2. She is now almost 2.5 years old and doing great. Figured it was time to show some pictures again of how far she's come =D



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And now:
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Mrs. Potato Dick Madagascar 20356 posts
2nd Jun '12

Little Teagan <3 I love that pretty face.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
2nd Jun '12
Quoting Mrs. Potato Dick:" Little Teagan <3 I love that pretty face."


Thanks =D I can't believe how big she's gotten! She's doing so well in therapy, just picking up words left and right!

PurpleDurple 1 child; 41119 posts
2nd Jun '12

Awe what a miracle, such a pretty little girl.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
2nd Jun '12

actually from those pictures at least, that looks like a fantastically good 27 weeker! how amazing it is how strong babies are.

my son was full term, but also had a heart defect. he has had 2 open heart surgeries and is now 6 months and you wouldnt know it unless you looked at his chest. babies are so amazing! and so are mommies :)

Mommy Sunshine 3 kids; Michigan 9473 posts
2nd Jun '12

awww i love seeing preemie progress pics. Shes grown so much

Gold 2 kids; "Coastal Virginia", VA, United States 31711 posts
status 2nd Jun '12

Amazing! =)

$hannie Due October 21 (boy); Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota 203 posts
2nd Jun '12

That's soo awesome! She is precious =]

Mrs Mia Wallace 33 kids; Georgia 2858 posts
2nd Jun '12

O...M...G...she is a dollbaby!
I love preemies....but then again, I'm kinda biased. :wink:
I enjoy hearing their stories, what obstacles they've overcome and the odds they beat. It's amazing something so tiny has so much fight! I call preemies tiny warriors. lol

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2518 posts
2nd Jun '12

I love her smile! She's so sweet! Mighty big feet though ;)

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59190 posts
status 3rd Jun '12

So cute!

Thorian's Mommy 1 child; Westbrook, ME, United States 8381 posts
status 3rd Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Teagans_Mom:</b>" My little 27 weeker was born at 2lbs 15oz. She spent 65 days in the NICU during which time she had a ... [snip!] ... 2.5 years old and doing great. Figured it was time to show some pictures again of how far she's come =D And now: "</blockquote>



She's so pretty. I just turned 27 weeks, I want LO to bake as long as possible but its so relieving to see success stories :)

BuzyMommy 3 kids; Bakersfield, California 12 posts
4th Jun '12

Do you mind if I ask how long was your baby on the oscilator, vent and cpap? My son is 7 weeks now, born at 25 weeks, and just got to cpap. I have been told he may come home with oxygen and monitors and that makes me nervous. His lungs are bad. He just got steroids and was extubated yesterday. He had his PDA ligation a week ago. Im sorry if I am being forward, I just am worried.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
4th Jun '12
Quoting BuzyMommy:" Do you mind if I ask how long was your baby on the oscilator, vent and cpap? My son is 7 weeks now, born ... [snip!] ... steroids and was extubated yesterday. He had his PDA ligation a week ago. Im sorry if I am being forward, I just am worried."


It's okay, you can always ask.



She was on vent for a total of 3 weeks maybe. She did a few days at first, then went to canula. However, she had a pulmonary hemorrhage from the PDA and went on the oscilator for about a week until her surgery. Then back to the vent for maybe a week after the surgery. She was only on the cpap for a matter of a few hours, then back to the canula. She came home on o2 and an apnea monitor.