Who asked about the smallest premie? - page 3

I knew we had one recently. 12 ozs (<400gm), 24 wkr IUGR. No bad complications in-hospital--meeting milestones so far but <1yr old. Still adorable at the picnic in July.... Read More

  1. by   Heather333
    We had a 27wk IUGR that weighed 450gm (15oz) a little over a month ago. On NC doing very well.....been off the vent for a while.

  2. by   blondielaine7rn
    Today I saw a 272 gram baby (a little over 9 oz.). 25 weeker, IUGR. She's been alive for 3 days now. I couldn't believe how tiny she was! Not my patient, so don't know the whole story...not sure how I feel about this...
  3. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from semstr
    Sorry it took so long to answer you.
    yes, 450 , almost 24 weeks, and never intubated that's right.
    I must say we never ever had that before or afterwards! This was atiny, hardfighting little girl!!
    Well mostly the girls are the extrem fighters aren't they?
    Teke care, Renee
    I don't have my calculations (g-lbs) with me, but was this the little girl who weighed close to ~9oz? I had seen her story in People Magazine, she was born in either '89-'90. She was really a fighter, was a normal 2 year old when I read about her (it was a story from late '91). Is this the same baby?
  4. by   wensday
    Quote from blondielaine7rn
    Today I saw a 272 gram baby
    Oh my goodness I can't imagine how small that must be!
    I thought the little 400gm 25 weeker I cared for was small!
  5. by   crankyasanoldma
    My hopsital had a 385 gram 27 weeker a while back. I don't know how she did because we were Hippa before Hippa was cool. :chuckle
  6. by   MishlB
    22 weeker...500 grams.
  7. by   neominder
    the smallest baby i have ever seen was under 300gms...i think the lowest she got to was 290...then we stopped weighing her because she didn't tolerate that much stimulation. she was 24 wk severe iugr...you could see her heart valves open and close through her chest. she was under photo tx for almost a month, on the jet vent for about 2.5 months and another 2 months on conventional. she took forever to grow. she left our nursery at 6 months old, 4 lbs and 9 oz. no bleeds, she did have a surgery for rop before she left.
  8. by   Jay-Jay
    This lad is one of a pair of identical twins born to a friend of mine at either 25 weeks or 27, don't recall which. Both weighed about 1 lb. at birth. The boy in the picture is holding up a certificate of excellence for his performance in math. He is now 16 years old, and 6' 1" tall!

    One of the twins lost a lung when the vent caused it to rupture, and they were 4 months in hospital in total. They are now both happy, healthy young men, and both have jobs at a local store.

    Great to hear these success stories!
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  9. by   NICU RN wannaB
    My Neice was born 3 months early and was about 3lbs, she showed signs of spinal meningitis for 2 weeks b4 the dr did anything about it, and also was jaundiced just about a month. now she is 9 and happy but she has cerebral palsy
    She almost died many many times in the hospital and did one time for a few secounds
  10. by   neonursey
    Hi everyone,

    I am the Primary nurse of a baby born at 24 weeks and who weighed 485g, Now, 9 months later he is still with us! He lives in the NICU, he has a trach, (he kept pulling out his tube when intubated and paralyzed his vocal chords) BUT, he's finally GOING HOME!!! (in a few weeks) It's funny though, not often do you see a 9 month old in the NICU! (being fed fruits and veggies by spoon!) Anyways, he's come a long way from 485g! See the pics
    (before and after)
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  11. by   KRVRN

    You have the parents' permission to post his pics, right? What a cutie!

  12. by   neonursey
    Quote from KRVRN

    You have the parents' permission to post his pics, right? What a cutie!

    Yes, I have her permission, she's the one who sent them to me to use, she's proud of her little (now a wee bit bigger) one! I just hope he actually can go home this time!
  13. by   crankyasanoldma
    A link to "The Tiniest Babies" website: