1lb 7oz babytrackworld
Ms TT was born in Southmead and spent her first days in the NICU. That is the best facility in the SW of England. We saw babies in there that had been 1lb at birth. They had a long road ahead, as did the parents, but we saw one just about to go home in our time there.Posted 4 years ago
It won’t feel like it, but it is the very best place and will move heaven and earth for the little one. Be positive – we were and so were the other parents there.deadlydarcyMember
You never know. mrs deadly’s step-brother’s partner gave birth at a similar stage, and around the same weight. She survived and though she has very special needs and will always, she made it. Positive thoughts your way. I’ll never forget visiting NICU in Worcester Hospital that Christmas. Some really heartbreaking cases there. All the best. xPosted 4 years agooldblokeMember
My brother and his wife had twins several years ago in similar circumstances. The smaller one was 1lb 2oz with a hole in the heart.
First 3-4 years were grim with treatment, surgery etc but she’s now a healthy happy teenager. The only long term issue is she’s always a bit behind her sister on size & co-ordination.Posted 4 years agoalthepalSubscriber
Our second wee one was a few weeks early (so not really early at all) and was in SCBU for a week.Posted 4 years ago
Was pretty emotional seeing him in there but on the way out after my first time in there I made the mistake of looking at some of the thank you cards on the wall. Saw plenty that were a similar weight to the wee one of your step bro’s,possibly even less.. Walked out crying like a baby, then cried again when I went back in and realised how relatively well ours was.. Did a lot of crying that day.
Doing a wee bit just now thinking about it..jeezo.
Anyways, the nurses (and doctors) in these places really are just amazing- hoping for a positive outcome and all fingers staying crossed- keep us posted on the wee ones progress.jam boSubscriber
my only other advice would be don’t be afraid to challenge the consultants.
you (or they) will spend more time there than anyone else. between my wife and I, we were on the ward from about 6am to 11pm, 7 days a week, for four months. at times we would be there 24 hours a day.
we picked up a couple of issues a long time before the consultants did and had to fight to get them to take us seriously.Posted 4 years agobigsurferMember
I am friends with all members of a family who 21 years ago had a baby very similar in time and weight to your step brothers girl friend we have just celebrated his 21st birthday he is 6’4″ built like a mountain and a very successful nurse back in the NHS. Sure the first couple of years was all a bit slow in terms of development targets etc but nothing that he didn’t come to catch up in and excel.
That ward in Bristol is fantastic, keep positive no reason not to believe everything will be fine I the long run.Posted 4 years agophilconsequenceMember
yesterday my 17yr old autistic step-brother’s girlfriend gave birth to (via c-section at 26weeks) a 1lb 7oz baby, currently in ‘special care’ down in bristol.
realistically, i can’t imagine the chances at this stage are great 🙁
any positive stories i can gleam hope from from you lot?
EDIT – step-brother, not brother in law (very tired today)Posted 4 years agozapMember
Our Son aged 11, born 2lbs, 10 weeks premature, 12 weeks in 3 different ICU’s, resuscitated 3 times while in hospital. Thats the only hope I can give you. Its amazing how strong babies are and the care that’s available, we are in debt to the NHS for ever for the care they gave to our son.
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My friends partner had a boy weighing the same 3 weeks ago. Doctors said he is doing well and making slow but steady progress.
He did stop breathing the other day but apparently that is normal as he was so premature. It’s amazing what babies will pull through.
Fingers crossed for you and your family.Posted 4 years ago
Slight eye defect remains but all else just fine.
Interestingly that was one of the problems my nephew had, he’s been ‘cured’ now by a set of exercises on a computer to train his eye muscles to track properly – previously he couldn’t read books as his eyes couldn’t track left to right due to under developed muscles.Posted 4 years agoalanlMember
26 weeks is the main point.
Below 25, and they have difficulty surviving as their lungs are not developed well enough.
My daughter was 27 wks and 2lb 7oz. Disabled at birth, but survived, and is still around 21 years later.
My Son was 26 weeks and 2lb 4, survived that ordeal, came home fine.
At the time we were told it is the time, not weight that makes the biggest diffeence. Cerebral palsy is quite common though, along with heart and lung defects, so the Consultants will be keeping an eye on them if they get through the first 4 weeks.Posted 4 years agobig_scot_nannySubscriber
Positive vibes also. Our mates back in Hampshire had their second at 26 weeks, and she pulled through like a trooper. As above, a wee bit smaller than others her age, but tip top.
Don’t listen to Wires by Athlete, but really, I do hope that everything will be all right.Posted 4 years agodannybgoodeSubscriber
A friend of mine had their baby at 27 weeks (in January) and they are just about looking at taking her home in the next couple of weeks and she’s done really well.
The SCBU wards are so good these days and the staff really can work miracles.
Good luck to all
Danny BPosted 4 years agowreckerMember
A friend had a baby at 26 weeks, he was 1lb3oz. Happily, he is doing very well and although a little behind on the charts is to all intents and purposes a healthy little chap. Off the oxygen now and 14-odd lbs.Posted 4 years ago
NICU in Southmead (bristol). Apparently, girls fare a bit better, so a great result.
I’m told that dr axle is the best one in the place!
Can probably get more details if required, mail in profile.white101Subscriber
Good luck mate, our daughter is 16 in June and was born 2 lb 9oz, about 9 weeks early. She’s away in Austria this week with school skiing. She was weak as a kitten for first couple of months but little by little she got there. Its really amazing how strong they are when they are so little.Posted 4 years ago
still on ventilator, no improvements but also no deterioration so that’s a positive, cheers for the kind words, thoughts and messages everyone
It’s a very slow progress curve when they’re premature as so much energy goes on staying warm rather than growth / development. Takes many years to catch back up to normal size.Posted 4 years agonatrixMember
My daughter (3lbs) spent her first three weeks in the SCBU and although small for her age (2 years) is now full of life – as you can see.
We gave her lots of skin-to-skin kangaroo care and fed with breast milk to improve immunity – anything to improve the odds. We spent loads of time at the hospital, Frimley Park, and the staff were great, even letting us sleep overnight in the family room.
I hope all goes well.Posted 4 years ago
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