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My nephew is in the NICU Doc Holliday 1 child; California 1249 posts
Aug 21st '09

My nephew was born August 19th at 3:32 am. I was lucky enough to be there with my sister and her husband in the delivery room. He was about three weeks early and he has a lot of physical problems. He isn't eating very well and they have had to put tubes in his nose to help him breath. He has muscular problems as well as bone density problems. They believe he has some kind of genetic disorder but they don't believe it is down syndrome like they thought it was when he was still in the womb. He is 5lbs 11oz. He also has a hole in his little heart...My sister is being really strong but I feel so bad for her and her family. Because of all the conditions her baby has she is in a hospital 2 hours away from me and the rest of her family. I have just been talking to her and trying to encourage her in her time of need.

My nephew is only a little over two days old and I love him so much already. I can't even begin to understand how my sister is feeling having the doctors tell her that in 4-6 weeks he may suffer heart failure. I'm so scared for him and my sister's family.

I know there are many women on this site who have been through similar things. I just want to be able to encourage my sister and help her the best I can in this time of need. My brother in law told me that even if I were to drive down there they probably wouldn't let me see my nephew (they didn't even let him see his son today) and my sister hasn't slept and has barely eaten since wednesday.

I guess I'm just looking for advice or encouragement. Sorry this was so long....

ERW <3 1 child; Here nor There, FL, United States 10784 posts
Aug 21st '09

i will keep your nephew in my prayers
I am so sorry you and your sister and the rest of your family are going through this.



i hope he turns into a little fighter and proves all the drs wrong!

Sarah Kays Mommy 33 kids; Archbald, Pennsylvania 1256 posts
Aug 21st '09

im so sorry hopefully the little guy will prove everyone wrong and grow up to be big strong and healthy ill pray for your family

Samilee 3 kids; Greeneville, Tennessee 4954 posts
Aug 21st '09

OMG I am sooo sorry! He will be in my prayers :(

Doc Holliday 1 child; California 1249 posts
Aug 21st '09
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ERW <3 1 child; Here nor There, FL, United States 10784 posts
Aug 21st '09
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vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30934 posts
Aug 21st '09

I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope he will be a little fighter and prove all the doctors wrong.



Your nephew will be in my prayers.

Doc Holliday 1 child; California 1249 posts
Aug 21st '09

Thank you ladies, you're prayers are very much needed and appreciated

Janell C. Due March 3; 4 kids; South Carolina 5328 posts
Aug 21st '09
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*WishingUponAStar* 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Lawton, Oklahoma 18442 posts
Aug 21st '09

My son was born at 28 weeks, he didnt have too many problems except not being able to breathe and eat since he was a premie, but he did have a hole in his heart, they fixed it with surgery and now at 4 mths old he is home and has been since June 8th. Good luck, you and your family are in my prayers.