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Post by sam10 » Mon May 03, 2010 10:13 pm

Congratulations on your son Daniel!

I am glad to hear your wife is already home and feeling ok. Hopefully, she'll recover quickly. I was off my medications 3 weeks post-partum.

The NICU experience is unique, and can be very emotional, tiring, trying, but has also its own beautiful moments.

Daniel seems to be doing good, "stable" is what the nurses at our NICU called it. Me and my husband enjoyed every moment we spent with Henry and these were very special. Soon enough you'll learn to take his temperature, you will be shown how to change his diapers. If the nurses won't offer this, ask them! Also, take many pictures and ask for one extra diaper or pacifier to bring home, which you can add to your scrapbook or album. But perhaps you are already doing all of this.

Let us know how things are going.

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Post by kallynsmom » Mon May 03, 2010 03:13 pm

Hi Daniel,
I wanted to say welcome as well.
And let you know that you are among many people that want to help you, your wife and beautiful son in any way possible.
Any questions, and time, just ask. If its something you really need to talk about, send an email. I'm always here!

God Bless ((HUGS))

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Post by mrs.magdaleno » Thu Aug 21, 2008 09:00 am

Welcome. I'm so sorry that PE robbed you and your wife of a healthy baby. I am so happy to read your son is doing well and I hope he continues to do well and comes home to you and his mommy soon. I think it is refreshing to read about a man's feelings towards his family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

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Post by izkimberly » Wed Aug 20, 2008 05:11 pm

The way you feel about your child and the women in your life is beautiful.

Take care, and will be wishing your family all the best!

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Post by for faith » Wed Aug 20, 2008 02:16 pm

Thinking of you both and Daniel and saying many prayers. Take care,

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Post by shrevviola » Mon Aug 18, 2008 09:30 pm

oh yeah btw i wanna say how great my wife has been through all of this,she is more beautiful now than the day i met her, she has been my rock along with my mom ,my mom is the reason i turned into the man i am, she is incredible, truly inspiring, i think most all women are truly amazing ,ive never met a man as strong as some of the women in my life

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Post by shrevviola » Mon Aug 18, 2008 08:58 pm

yes me and my wife came home today she has seen daniel three times her vision has gotten better not all back but much better and her bp is more under control she is a nurse but we'd never heard of this preeclampsia till now,he spit up a little blood yesterday they took him off the oscillator and put him on a ventilator so he hasnt done it since .I just get so emotional when i think about it he didnt ask for this none of us did as im sure none of you guys did,the nurses and doctors at our hospitol are amazing people they have to be some of the best in the world and i thank you guys soo much for talking and listening with me GOD BLESS YOU ALL

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Post by caryn » Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:30 pm

Dustin, welcome. And welcome Earthside to Daniel; I hope he grows strong quickly, and that your wife recovers quickly.

I'm so sorry your family has been hit with preeclampsia. This disease is brutal and moves very fast.

My vision took about two weeks to recover completely. Has your wife been able to see Daniel -- I know they wheeled my gurney past the NICU?

If you want to chat you can post a new thread saying that you're in chat, and someone will find you there.

Keep us posted; I will be watching for updates, and I know many of us will be.

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Post by shrevviola » Sun Aug 17, 2008 06:23 pm

his name is daniel my wifes doing better but her blood pressure is back up 160 over 88 now but before the delivery it was 165 over 113 so its much better than it was shes still having some vision problems but doctor said itll be a week till thats gone maybe two

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Post by molly419 » Sun Aug 17, 2008 06:16 pm

Welcome Dustin,

I too, am very sorry that your son had to be delivered so early. This will be a time of lots of ups and downs, as micro preemies have good and bad days, that can change in a matter of hours. Knowing and expecting this can make your NICU experince a bit easy to take. Have you or your wife been connected with social services at the hospital?

My daughter was born at 25 weeks, 1lb 1oz., four years ago, so I understand the situation that you, your wife and son is in. I recommend keeping a journal, to keep track of your son's setbacks, progress, and general thoughts. There will be so much information to process while in the NICU, it can be overwhelming.

If you would like, feel free to contact me through my preeclampisa forum email.