my sufferring-my pre-mature son

China
March 20, 2008 10:50pm CST
I am beijingwhitecat, a new member of MyLot. I am 35, had my baby son 2 years ago. he was born when he was 33 weeks. he was 2100g and 47cm, stayed in ICU for 10 days. he is doing very well now but motor development. he is very slow campare to other babies. he can't stand and walk independently even till now (he is 22 months). he has been taken to see doctors and done a series of physical therapy. I know he will walk eventually but don't know when. I am sufferring from this kind of painful waiting.....
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5 responses
• United States
21 Mar 08
Having a premature baby can be very hard. My oldest daughter was born three months early and weighed 2 pounds and 2 ounces and stayed in the hospital for three months before she came home. Premmies are slow developers compared to other babies. But don't worry, he will catch up!
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• United States
21 Mar 08
My cousins son was born kinda the same way. Only he had a spine prob of some sort and his legs were paralized. Well it took about 2 years of theropy and he finally walked. But it does just take time. Hes 9 now and does very well with no problems. And I personally know how you feel somewhat. My daughter when she was about 2 fell and couldnt walk for about 2 months. I couldnt understand why. I did take her to the doctor of course in the begining and they said it was transient synovitis. Inflamed tissues. I just wished she would walk again. I was so scared. But anyways, I wish you all the best.
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@jstaubin (423)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Hang in there. I know that it is tough. I had both of my boys prematurely. But it is my second son that gave us the biggest scare. He was born at just 23 weeks gestation and weighed only 1 pound 6 ounces. He stayed in the nicu for 4 months. When he was born they told us that he only had a one in three chance of living and if he did live he would be deaf, mentaly handicaped, and blind, amongst other problems. That was seven years ago. He is now a healthy first grader. He does have some eye sight problems but considering how it could have turned out we arre counting our blessings. So hang in there it will get better and the doctors know what they are doing. Until then I will be praying for you and your son.
• China
3 Apr 08
thank you very sharing your experience with me. it's encouraging. I always feel guilty for having a premature boy. To my boy, it's unfair to him for being much slower than others. I am scared if he can't walk. that's why i can't cool myself down. I pray everyday....
@sophialin (2678)
• China
4 Jun 08
hi,beijingwhitecat,welcome to mylot.congratulations that you have been a father.i think your son can walk and speak now.it must be something exciting. what's your feeling now?since i havn't been married,i wonder your feeling being a father.do you mind sharing the experience with us/
@chrysz (1603)
• Philippines
21 Mar 08
Premature babies lags behind their peers, some books I read said that some developmental milestones should be expected acording to the baby's age when they were born, rather, you must start counting when they must reach full term in the womb. Since my child was born a month earlier, I assess her development based on the milestone of a 5-month old baby and not based on a 6-month old baby. It maybe a long-wait but we have no choice but to keep hoping and praying that things will be all right. I got rubella while I was 8 weeks pregnant but we were fortunate that my baby did not suffer anything from it but she is still at risk with congenital heart disease and other disabilities. Right now, there are no manifestation of any disability but i am on the look of any symptoms and I always see her pedia when a problem arise.