Are you part of the NICU club? Do you have a child who is still struggling with the effects of being born too soon from preeclampsia? Share your concerns and stories here among parents who have been there.
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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby frasiah » Mon Jul 28, 2008 03:40 pm

You and Ethan continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby elainej9 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:43 am

Nikkole I can imagine you wanting to curl up into a ball, and cry...and thats okay. I wish I could be with you through this. Ethan is a fighter, we've seen that already. He is still growing, so keep getting stronger ETHAN!!!! Nikkole, there are no words to tell you what I want, but know I think of you and Ethan often and pray for all the strength in the world.

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby rebeccac » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:22 pm

Rally caps on here! Continued strength for all of you...

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby ladybug76135 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 05:48 pm

Don't give up. Ask a million questions, research and then advocate for Ethan. Don't let them push you into decisions that you don't support. Doctors often paint the worst picture possible (The Eeyore syndrome). That way if it does happen, they've prepared you and if it doesn't, then they look good.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of miracle stories about preemies given no hope. I firmly believe that Ethan will be another one.


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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby theartsymom » Fri Jul 25, 2008 05:17 pm

Hugs and prayers from us!

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby cindyh27 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:12 am

Nikkole, I'm praying that Ethan continues to grow and that his lungs start healing themselves. He is such a strong little man. I'm also praying for you. You two are in my thoughts and prayers. ((hugs))

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby kathyc » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:06 am

Oh Nikkole,

I've been just sitting here staring at your post for the longest time. I don't know what to say...there just aren't words. I can't even begin to imagine how awful this roller coaster must be for you. I'm still praying hard for you and Ethan, along with so many others.

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby annegarrett » Fri Jul 25, 2008 03:25 am

You're in my prayers and thoughts as well. I am sure you're hearing that old saying, "God never gives us more than we can handle..." When people said that to me, during the toughest stuff I'd ever go through I said--"well, I think he trusts me too much". I wish I could just reach through the computer, wrap my arms around you and give you a hug. This is just too much. Hang in there--we're all thinking of you. Much love,

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby rachelc » Thu Jul 24, 2008 08:18 pm

Honey, I'm so sorry that you are going through so much right now. I will be praying that Ethan continues to grow and that he can get strong enough to heal.

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby jenanderson » Thu Jul 24, 2008 07:39 pm

Nikkole, I just wanted to let you know we are all still here and praying for you guys! He has beat all the odds so far, keep in mind you have a huge support system right here whenever you need us!

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