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    Default Fundraiser for Premmie Babies at the Royal Womens

    Hi everyone.

    First I will tell you a bit about my story.

    on the 12 Dec last year I had my son when I was only 28 weeks. He was in hospital for 11 and a half weeks. It was the most upsetting time of my life to have to leave my baby every afternoon. Every nerve in my body told me that it was not natural to leave my new born baby.

    after been at the royal womens NICU for seven weeks my son then went to special care for 4 and a half more weeks before I got to take him home.

    in that time I came to realise that the hospital needs so much help financaly to run all the machines and pay the wonderful nurses that looked after my baby boy day and night. with out these things, my baby Isaac James would not be with me today.

    so this year on the 12th December (a sunday) I am going to host a massive picnic in the park to raise much needed money for the NCIU at the Brisbane Royal Womens Hospital.

    I will post all the details when it gets closer, but it will be held at a park in Gracville/Sherwood along the Brisbane river.

    I would love to have as many people as possible on the day to donate money and also by tickets in various raffles that I will have there.

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    Default Gemma

    Good on you. I would love to come.

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    I was staying with my, now, 2 year old son at the Royal Children's hospital only two weeks after your son was born. Funnily enough I was 28 weeks pregnant at the time too! My baby was born overdue on 29th March. My son was in hospital for 2 weeks being treated for osteomyelitis (A degenerative bone infection) in his femur. Originally the doctors thought he had a tumour, so he was a very lucky boy! He was on IV antibiotics for two weeks and had a full leg cast after many bonescans, MRI's ,a biopsy and surgery. The staff and Drs are just amazing. The reason I'm really responding to your post is because when my son was having a bonescan on New Year's Eve morning, a little premmie baby came in for a scan as he had blood clots. He was the same age as my little unborn baby and it was so scary! The doctors in the hospital were worried about my stress levels because of my son's health, and seeing that little baby made me realise the danger's of being born too soon. As it happens my little boy is now fine and healed! We have our last specialist appt this month and a final scan to compare the bone growth. I would be very interested to support your fundraiser. Please keep us posted about the details and know how important and valuable your day will be. Good on you!


 

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