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Sue Ellen
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My cousin's daughter had a premature baby boy this afternoon.  He was taken by C-section. 2 pounds, 2 ounces, at 26 weeks, 3 days gestational age.  She developed some severe problems that prompted the delivery. Pre-eclampsia and the very rare HELLP syndrome.  The latest word is the mother is ok. Her mother, a registered nurse, stayed with her through yesterday, last night, and today.

I'm not sure the baby will make it. He's too young. I drew up his chart. - Looks like I made it too small.

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Cousin just sent 4 photos on the baby boy. The first 3 were before he was swaddled in a blanket. He is so small. So very small. His head is smaller that the adult hands around him. My heart hurts for him. 

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@sue-ellen I'm sorry. Jilly was born weighing less than 2 pounds and she made it. There's hope!

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@elsa Thank you. It's good to hear Jilly made it.

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@sue-ellen the regulars in my dad's drive-in did a St. Jude novena for me. PRAY! xo (I got down to 1 lb 10 oz at one point)

 

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@jilly hi!

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@jilly 

Thank you so very much. I forwarded your clipping to my cousin and my sister. Both said it gave them hope. Thank you from them, too.

Cousin sent me the link to the NICU camera on the baby boy. He's moving around a little bit. 

They'd been tossing names around and asked if my sister and I had suggestions. I suggested any warrior name, I like Aidan, Irish for little fire.  We'll wait for the parents' decision.

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@sue-ellen thanks for the update. I'm glad he's hanging in!

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@sue-ellen 

Praying for both of them. 🙏❤

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@warped thank you!

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@sue-ellen 

Saying a prayer for them. 

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@jana 

Thank you!

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Saying a prayer for them. 

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@allie120 Thank you!

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I've been watching the baby boy on NicView camera.  He's had some periods of high activity followed by rest. I watched him do a hard hick with his leg.  I thought, yes, they do kick!!  He looks so good.

His mom was moved to regular post-partum room late Friday. She was released this afternoon. Considering she was in a life threatening situation, this is very good news.

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Yaaaay!!! Thanks for the update!

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@sue-ellen This is so good to hear! 😌

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@sue-ellen 

Wonderful news!  May God continue to bless them both. 🙏❤

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@elsa That's amazing.  I did the conversion. 450g = 15.9 < 1 pound. That's so very small.

The lungs develop slowly and have to secret surfactant to allow the transfer of gases across the membranes.

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It's up to God!  And if he's still hanging in, that's a very good sign! Smile

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