Archive for January, 2012

Baby Boy fighting NEC

January 14th, 2012 by Jodie

I had my little boy 5 weeks ago very early at 28 weeks. He was at Exeter hospital and only recently transferred to Bristol for treatment on his head. Just as we were getting hopeful regards his return to Exeter we were told today he had NEC, being assured they have caught it wary we are told to remain hopeful! Easier said than done, especially when I am sure our sons NEC has been partly caused by the hospital not continuing with the routine feeds he managed and got used to at Exeter of 7ml every hour and doing it their way of 12ml every 2 hours, the 12ml is too much at one go and I believe has there for caused this. Can anyone else say a change in feed pattern etc has played a part in their little angels having NEC? xX

Baby Melvin’s Story

January 14th, 2012 by Lisha Barnes

My name is Lisha Barnes and I lost a baby to NEC on Thanksgiving of 2011. I had my baby on November 11, 2011. He was rushed to the NICU and treated by the best team of doctors and nurses. I was told that he was progressing greatly. He had even been taken of all of the oxygen that he was on and needed no assistance.I was nervous in the beginning because it was so scary, but I finally got used to it. I lived two hours away from the hospital that was treating him, so I had left for a small break. I received a phone call that told me my Melvin had gotten very sick. In less than an hour a dr. called me back to see how long it would take me to arrive. I was there in exactly two hours. His condition did not improve. I cried and prayed for about four hours and the dr. told me if I wanted to hold him while he was still breathing to come quickly.My baby was in my arms when he died.This is now the fourth baby that I have lost prematurely, but I still have faith that God will give me all that I need to endure this journey. It is not an easy thing to go through, I pray for those that have lost babies, and I pray for those that will lose babies to this disease. Just hold on to God’s unchanging hand.