Jami’s Story

June 24th, 2011 by Jami

My daughter was born August 15th 2010 at 40 weeks. She weighed 7lbs 1oz. She looked absolutely healthy but inside she was not, thy took her to the nursery to do routine blood work on her and from there it went downhill. The doctor said they were keeping her in the nursery to do some more observations on her. Over the night she had been having bloody stools so her doctor came in and said she was being moved up to the NICU. Come to find out she was diagnosed with NEC. I had never heard of that before so I did not kno anything about it. She was not able to eat for 2 weeks while they were giving her antibiotics. After the 2weeks she started feeding and did good for the most part except she kept acting like it hurt her when she ate. So they did another Xray and found out her stomach is slow to empty. So after being full term and in the NICU for 5 weeks she was able to come home with us. We are still very worried and nervous hoping that it does not come back.

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