Corine’s story

December 10th, 2007 by Susan Belisle

To the memory of my Daughter Corine Bay Feldman.
Born April 27 2005 -Died June 23 2005.

After losing our first child at 20 weeks gestation and almost losing our only surviving child to pre-eclampsia I convinced my husband to try for one more. We met with 14 doctors and weighed out all the possibilities. I had a 66% chance of getting pre-e again. We also found out that I have a rare newly discovered blood disorder…Low protein S. I was to take heparin shots twice a day to prevent blood clots during the pregnancy. Problem solved so I thought.

At 28 weeks I was admitted in the hospital for round the clock observation. Our daughter was diagnosed with IUGR (Inner Uterine Growth Restriction). I spent 28 days on bed rest and during that time my child grew 1/2 pound. She was born at 32 weeks weighing 2 pounds exactly and was only 12 inches long. She was healthy at first. Never on Oxygen. Then about two weeks in she showed signs of NEC and they stopped her feeds. She was fine. One day she was on full feeds and ready to move into a crib and 24 hours later she was diagnosed with NEC; 3 days later she had emergency surgery and they removed 1/4 her lower intestine. Some days she was good, others not so good. One day they said she was ready to come off the oxygen then 3 days later she was gone due to pulmonary embolism. She lived for 56 days and it was a roller coaster all the way.

Some children can live though the NEC but mine just kept getting knocked down.

She would pull though one problem just in time to get clobbered by something different.

2 responses to “Corine’s story”

  1. Mary Jo says:

    My prayers are with you!!!!!

  2. Mohamed says:

    for using milk from different speeics and that is why cow’s milk is unhealthy for infants. Cow’s milk is nutritionally unbalanced and stimulates inappropriate gut flora for human infants. Formula attempts to minimize the unhealthy aspects of cow’s milk, but still has many severe problems. The proteins, lipids and carbohydrates (particularly oligosaccharides) are very different between human and cow’s milk. Cow’s milk also has a form of sialic acid (Neu5Gc) that is not tolerated well.Pasteurization of human milk is necessary to make it acceptable as a commodity (to avoid fear of pathogens), but is probably no more appropriate than pasteurization of blood. After all, both milk and blood contain living cells.Any form of cow’s milk, raw or pasteurized or A2, is not as healthy for infants as any form of human milk. All forms of cow’s milk, including formula, should be avoided in hospitals for use with infants.Thanks for your comments.

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