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    My Story (I'm the preemie in this case!)
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    krysrhap posted:
    I was a 24-weeker, and am now nearly 21. I was 1lb, 10 oz at birth, and had retinopathy of prematurity, a grade 3 IVH, and required surfactant to aid my breathing.

    My worst-case prognosis was that i would be wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy, be blind, and be severely learning disabled. Thankfully, I am none of those things. I have slight spastic diplegia, but it has never been severe enough to be formally diagnosed as CP. I have mild, well-controlled exercise-induced asthma.

    All I want to say is that sometimes, poor prognoses can still have good outcomes.


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    Hello! I'm Christine, and I had my son, Brandon, in January 2009 at 33w4d due to PROM. He is amazing!

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