My niece is a few days past 25 weeks and in the hospital.... - page 2

her water began leaking about a week or so ago (she didn't know it was leaking though) and she has been in the hospital since Friday. She is dialated around 6-8 cm, but they gave her the medicine to... Read More

  1. by   nurseiam
    25 weekers can go either way, so best of luck to your family. I know a couple that had a 25 weeker that had a bilat grade 4 bleed in its brain(the worst) NEC and a PDA. When the parents removed the baby from support her family disowned her saying that she was killing the baby because it would be retarded. That was 3 years ago and that family has never been the same. So please be verry supportive no matter what choices your niece makes!
  2. by   studentdeb
    My niece went into labor this morning with severe cramping and bleeding. They had to do a C-section because the baby had turned and was breach. She had a little boy who weighed 2 lb 2 oz and she was 27 weeks.

    I don't know the length or anything else as of right now. My sister (her mom) said she saw the baby when they wisked him away and he looked long to her and was peeing as they were going by.

    For now that is all I know. Thanks everyone for your posts and concerns.

    I will update later.
  3. by   Energizer Bunny
    Debi....I will continue to pray for that little boy and your whole family. Please keep us updated and congratulations to everyone! It's great that she got the extra time in for him.
  4. by   traumaRUs
    Debi - I'll add my prayers for your family!
  5. by   prmenrs
    Those extra days that she was in the hospital will make a BIG, BIG difference in the outcome. I'll keep you all in my prayers!
  6. by   studentdeb
    My little nephew named Raymond born at 27 weeks is doing very well. He is only a day old, but they have taken him off the respirator. They said his lungs were doing very well, but they do have him on oxygen. But other than than, he is doing pretty good. He tries to suck his thumb also. I know it will be a few months before he can go home, but each good day is a milestone in his little life.

    Thanks everyone for all of your encouraging posts and prayers.
  7. by   neonatalRN
    I am also praying for him, I had a baby in the NICU for 5 weeks, he wasn't premature but was very sick, he didn't live. Just trying to say I know what it is like!

    mother to Anna born 11-5-01
    Ethan 5-4-03 to 6-10-03
    EDD 6-30-04