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23 weeker. Elysia Skye 1 child; Adelaide, Australia 160 posts
18th Jul '13

A friend of a friend had her baby at 23+4 weeks!
https://m.facebook.com/#!/PrayersForBabyFaith?__user=1008581870
If you could send some prayers for this baby girl!
Faith Mackenzie; 20/06/2013 weighing 570 grams HC - 21.9 BL-29.1
born at 23 + 4 weeks,16 + 3 weeks early.
show support for her and family.
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Faith Mackenzie was born on the 20th of June 2013, due to mum having placenta previa.
Faiths due date was the 13th of October 2013 but sadly came to early for her time at just 23 + 4 weeks ( 16 +3 weeks early ).
Faith has been diagnosed with chronic lung disease and has a lot of trouble with her lungs, she was born with a open duct in her heart and is awaiting surgery for the 19th of July 2013.
Doctors informed the parents that with faiths lungs being so immature and having such issues that doing the open heart surgery could potentially cause her to pass as she may not be able to cope with the on goings of the issues with her lungs.
We her parents and family ask for your kind words, support, love & prays to help faith be guided safely during her surgery and afterwards.
we thank everyone for the upcoming help advice & etc.
sincerely Faiths parents /Family.
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BABY FAITH WAS BORN.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6580 posts
18th Jul '13

She's got a looong road ahead of her. Chronic lung disease pretty much goes hand in hand with having a micro preemie, so does the PDA issue (heart valve). It's pretty amazing though that she's doing so well. :) About 5 to 7 years ago, they probably wouldn't have been able to save her.

Elysia Skye 1 child; Adelaide, Australia 160 posts
18th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Summerfrost:</b>" She's got a looong road ahead of her. Chronic lung disease pretty much goes hand in hand with having ... [snip!] ... pretty amazing though that she's doing so well. :) About 5 to 7 years ago, they probably wouldn't have been able to save her. "</blockquote>




They cancelled the surgery & said if she's not better by Monday for her surgery then they'll be looking to turning the machines off.



It's so sad :-(

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6580 posts
18th Jul '13
Quoting Elysia Werth:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Summerfrost:</b>" She's got a looong road ahead of her. Chronic ... [snip!] ... & said if she's not better by Monday for her surgery then they'll be looking to turning the machines off. It's so sad :-("


Back when I had my son in 2007, they only offered comfort care for babies born at that gestation. (oxygen/pain meds). It's still a pretty big long shot, but they have a better shot now and at least she knows they tried. Plus you'd be surprised what those few days will mean to the mom in the future. She's not out yet either. I mean miracles happen all of the time. Some babies are just meant to beat the odds.