Anyone here every lost a preemie?

  1. Has anyone in here ever lost a preemie (son, daughter, niece, nephew)? If so, did you celebrate their birthdays and how? Thank You! :hatparty: :hatparty:
    Last edit by pinkcrush6988 on Mar 1, '04 : Reason: mispellings
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  3. by   neonatalRN
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    Has anyone in here ever lost a preemie (son, daughter, niece, nephew)? If so, did you celebrate their birthdays and how? Thank You! :hatparty: :hatparty:

    My son was not a preemie, he was born at 37 weeks,6 days, but he did spend his whole life (5 weeks) in the NICU and died there. We have not reached his first birthday yet, it is May 4, but I have a few things in mind. The Children's Hospital where he was is having a memorial service April 30 for parents of children who have died there in the past year. We plan to go to that. On his birthday, I am going to go to the cemetery to visit him, bring him a Happy Birthday balloon, and bring some other, biodegradable balloons with messages to him on them to release. Then I think we are going to have a small cake at home, just my husband, daughter, and I, and sing him happy birthday.

    Heidi

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