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 brooklynsmom » Thu Jul 24, 2008 07:08 pm

Oh Nikkole, I am so sorry, my heart is just breaking for you. BUT, as mentioned before, preemies surprise people often. Don't give up on a miracle...I am praying for you and for Ethan, and for strength to face each day....HUGS

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby pld0804 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 03:30 pm

Nikkole - I'm sorry this is so hard. Lots of thoughts and well wishes come to you and Ethan.

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby pennyg » Thu Jul 24, 2008 02:31 pm

My heart hurts for the uncertainty and pain you are dealing with now Nikkole.MANY hugs and prayers continued your way.

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby aggie95mom » Thu Jul 24, 2008 01:37 pm

I know no words can possibly help you deal with everything going on, but please know everyone here is here for you and hoping and praying every day that Ethan will continue to surprise everyone.

Unfortunately scarred lung tissue can only be overcome with growth. However, the fact that he's growing well is GREAT! He just needs time.

Not wanting to add any questions you have to answer, but how have his vent settings been? Are they able to decrease them? Is he on a conventional vent?

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby joker » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:17 am

Nikkole, I am sorry you got that news. I will keep praying for you an Ethan. Sending you lots of love and hugs.

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby summerw77 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 08:32 am

Gosh sweetie this has been a real rollercoaster ride and I am so sorry for what you are going through. Don't give up because obviously Ethan got his mommy's strength and he hasn't given up! He's a little fighter (and becoming a big fighter!!) and hey none of those dr's thought he'd get this far so just keep trucking and prove them wrong again. I agree you can't lose another it is just awful to be going through this aftr losing Ella and I believe in my heart that Ethan is meant to be here on earth with you to help you heal. He's so close!

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby panguitch02 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 00:55 am

You are an amazing mother!!! Ethan is soooo strong. Please do not give up hope!!! My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby willow&sam » Thu Jul 24, 2008 00:45 am

My heart dropped when I opened this forum and saw the title of your post. My heart then bled as I read it. Ethan was born not long after I started visiting and posting to this site and I have always searched for your updates. Know that even though this circle of love and support is not there physically, we are always there with you, supporting you. Take our strength and use it for yourself and Ethan. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby rosemary » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:25 pm

Nikkole...my thoughts and prayers are with you and Ethan. You're an amazing Mom and Ethan is an incredibe fighter. We are all here for you both. ((((HUGS))))

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Re : Heartbroken...

Postby lisainnj » Wed Jul 23, 2008 09:46 pm

Nikkole I am sorry you are facing such rough news. Ethan is in my prayers - may his lungs grow and heal.

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