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Hi all, I have a DS 30 weeker whom is now 15 weeks (5 weeks corrected), I also have a DD 4.5 yr old previous 32 weeker. I was wondering if anyone else had a 30 weeker and how future development was? I understand each child is different but am quite curious on an average. I must say I have started to notice my lovely little man seems to sometimes seem distant he will be looking at you whilst you try to interact with him such as talking, kiss him etc but he seems to be somewhere else? Not like my other children. We haven't had too many health problems only 72 hrs Cpap, no low flow, full suck feeds at 33 weeks, jaundice x2, currently he suffers from terrible reflux which is slowly worsening :( and he is on omeprezole daily as part of treatment and the occasional mylanta. constipation is also a large issue and he can not tolerate thickened formulas ATM, he has a blocked tear duct, a regularly dislocating knee and is on ferrous sulfate for anemia and preventative tb antibiotics thanks to our dr friend whom was working in the NICU infected. I would love to hear about anyone elses bubs ;)
Hi Kate :wave:
I had a 30 weeker, born 27/3/2008 @ 1.3kg, Alisha is now 3 yrs old, she was in hospital for 6 weeks and we had/has a few problems with her, in hospita; she spent 7 days under phototherpy, for jundice, she didnt start to feed till 35 weeks, and after she came home we were having fortnightly phyiso at the hospital as she had very tight muscle/high muscle tone in her legs which was corrected with exercises everyday if we had done nothing she would of had leg braces and had prob walking, we also had a problem with reaction to food she would break out in a rash all over body? she was raced to dr about 4 times, but thats pretty much settled now, just recently we had our yearly paed appt and found out she has a heart murma and being sent to a paed cardiologist!
So thats the story of our premmie, she is healthly otherwise a lil under weight but thats expected, she is a good talker and is fully toilet trained ! u wouldnt even now she was premmie, u can see our journey on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLKT3-0Ne7s Any question id be happy to answer:yes:
Hi there JoAlisha, what a beautiful little girl you have :) your right you wouldn't even know she was a preemie! And toliet trained already that's fantastic! Fingers crossed your visit with the cardiologist goes well thank you for sharing your story, sometimes it makes you feel a little more normal when others have or are going through the same thing xx
I have a beautiful daughter, born at 29wks, 1.2kg, now 22wks (11wks corrected). Had cpap for 5hrs, 2 IV lines, chemotherapy lights for about 5 days, other than that no real pros, full suck feeds by 35wks. I too wonder how she will do, she has a little ecxma, very strong legs but weak arms as doesn't like tummy time... not rolling yet.... but catching up quick in weight 6.5kg
rebecca with twins
I had premmie twins born at 25w 2d, my son was 760gm and daughter 590gm. They were in hospital for 4 months had 5 operations between them. They both had the PDA ligation surgery as the medication was unsuccessul, my son had both groin hernias done and had chronic lung disease. He came home on the oxygen for a year then was off for 6 months and back on for another 6 months but is now off of it. My daughter was the sicker one out of them both as she developed NEC, we almost lost her to it but she was a true fighter and beat the odds to come good after a strong battle and loads of medication.
They are now 22 months old and are both fit and healthy babies, walking and getting into everything. Developmental wise they are a fraction behind other kids their age but are progressing well which doctors are happy with. All premmie babies are true miracles
My 30 weeker is 4 and still quite delayed, in all areas, significant delays for speech and language. He's been diagnosed with PDD-NOS (Autism) as well as Sensory Processing Disorder (seeker). He has some temporary hearing loss which we are hoping is not a permanent one. We won't know until he's had his surgery to remove his tonsils and adenoids and grommets inserted. He spent 6 weeks in hospital, almost two weeks in NICU. Several infections, ventilated, CPAP, didn't suck feed until almost 36weeks (35+4 his NGT was removed). He was very sick at birth... APGARS were 2:4:5:7 (1min:5min:10min:15min) he required a full resuscitation, including chest compressions. He was a average size, 1.5kg and 40cms long.
He is prone to eczema, though it is getting much better as he's gotten older. At 4 actual age he is 13.9kg. He did most of the bigger milestones (sitting, crawling, walking etc) by his corrected age.
Hope that helps.
My DD was a 28 weeker and is now 20 months. She was born due to pre-eclampsia which caused IUGR so she was only 750g. She had a feeding aversion caused by severe reflux and needed the NG tube until she was 6 months old. This was eventually managed by a readmission to the hospital SCBU for a week while we waited for the medication to kick in.
She had problems with hyperextension for quite a while and had regular physio and weekly hydrotherapy to help with this. She couldn't sit for the longest time and would just throw herself backwards - caused from not having the pressure from the uterus pressing against them in the late stages of pregnancy.
She is still a teeny tiny little thing, about 9kg, she's put on a bit recently which is very exciting! She has almost caught up now developmentally. You really wouldn't know she was born as early as she was (until you put her next to a full term 20 month old!!).
I wouldn't be worried yet if I were you. If your DS is only five weeks corrected, he's still getting himself sorted and still very much a newbie. You have another prem so you know - but sometimes it helps to hear it from someone else!
My DD was born at 30 weeks and was 875g - pre eclampsia and IUGR
developementally i havnt taken a blind bit of notice with milestones etc.. she crawled when she crawled etc.. its kinda embaressing when people ask me how old she was when she crawled, walked etc and i have absolutely no idea
but i guess all was ok as we were seeing a mat health nurse every fortnight who would have picked up on problems
health wise all ok too.. apart from reflux treated with losec from about 3 months to 6 months old
she is still teeny tiny at 2 - we just cracked the 10kg - but at least people dont comment on how tiny she is all the time
she is miles ahead of her peers in language, understanding and attitude which makes me very proud!
good luck on yr journey!
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