Becky’s story

June 10th, 2008 by Becky

I am reading the other stories on the website and I am reminded of just how lucky I am. If there are people reading this sight for information I hope that they can read my story and know that there is hope.

My mother delivered me in March of 1974. I was 10-12 weeks premature and weighed 2lbs 1oz. I developed NEC and was rushed to a local children’s hospital. The doctors told my parents that there was an operation that could be done but that I had a very small chance of surviving with it and would die with out it. I had three operations and stayed in NICU for 4 mo. The doctors were amazed that I survived (I was the first one at that hospital to make it) but cautioned my parents that I would be “retarded” because I was so premature and as I got older I was told I would not be able to have children because of abdominal scar tissue. I have had to go back for several operations do to blockages, but other than that I am a healthy 34 year old, graduated with honors and have a healthy 6 1/2 year old son.

I hope that my story can give hope to others facing what my parents did!!

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