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#1 Vikki

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    Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:26 AM

    So this is totally not wedding related but I know all the positive energy can't hurt.

    My brother's wife was admitted to the hospital 6 1/2 months into her first pregnancy. The doctor decided to take the baby yesterday at about 29 weeks. He was about a pound underweight at the time for his development. He's doing amazing considering the circumstances-he was breathing on his own immediately and so far has not had to have any invasive procedures. Mom is doing well although they're having some trouble managing her pain and she hasn't been able to see the baby yet.

    The hospital they're at has a very advanced NICU unit and the baby is in very good hands.

    I'm including a link but be aware some of the pictures are kind of intense.

    And happy birthday to Baby Carter!

    Zenfolio | ParkersPoses | Carter Avery

    #2 teshy1

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      Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:28 AM

      Wishing your SIL and nephew well and sending positive thoughts....
      Congrats on becoming an auntie!

      #3 LCBride2007

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        Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:29 AM

        Sending all of the positive thoughts I have your way (to your nephew, I suppose)! My daughter was born at 32 weeks and in the NICU for about 5 weeks - and she just turned 2 and is doing great. I saw a lot of "miracles" while in the NICU and I am hoping your little man does just as well!

        #4 Natie1971

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          Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:29 AM

          Happy Birthday Baby Carter!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

          #5 JanineA

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            Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:35 AM

            Vikki, my prayers are with you. This is so close to my heart since 5 years ago I went through the same thing. Unfortunately the hospital I was at was not advanced in terms of neonatal care but I thank God for the minutes I was able to have a daughter. I pray that Baby Carter will pull through this. May the positive energy of every whisper of his name and every thought of him be projected around and encircle him like a shield and may he grow stronger and stronger with each passing hour.

            #6 islandbride317

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              Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:37 AM

              Oh, Vikki.....my heart and prayers go out to you and your family during this very trying time -- I cannot imagine what you all (especially his parents) must be going through.

              It is encouraging though that you said little Carter is so doing well given the circumstances, and that he is in a wonderful facility, but it doesn't make photos like #13 (where his tiny hand is holding onto daddy's finger) any less heartbreaking.

              Stay strong, and know that all of our positive thoughts and very best wishes will be coming your way a million times over....

              #7 islandbride317

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                Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:41 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by JanineA
                Vikki, my prayers are with you. This is so close to my heart since 5 years ago I went through the same thing. Unfortunately the hospital I was at was not advanced in terms of neonatal care but I thank God for the minutes I was able to have a daughter. I pray that Baby Carter will pull through this. May the positive energy of every whisper of his name and every thought of him be projected around and encircle him like a shield and may he grow stronger and stronger with each passing hour.
                I just wanted to say to Janine -- I am so sorry to hear of your unspeakable loss. You are an incredibly strong woman to have pulled through such a tragedy as losing a child. My wish is that nothing but the very best of love, life and happiness lie ahead on the horizon for you...

                #8 Vikki

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                  Posted 13 July 2010 - 06:46 PM

                  Just a quick update:

                  Thank you all for your silent support of Carter. He's doing well today and we have every reason to believe that he will continue to thrive. He is just such a precious little miracle. Last night he nurses put his little footprints on a card-for such a little guy he has big toes!

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by JanineA View Post
                  Vikki, my prayers are with you. This is so close to my heart since 5 years ago I went through the same thing. Unfortunately the hospital I was at was not advanced in terms of neonatal care but I thank God for the minutes I was able to have a daughter. I pray that Baby Carter will pull through this. May the positive energy of every whisper of his name and every thought of him be projected around and encircle him like a shield and may he grow stronger and stronger with each passing hour.
                  Janine, I am so sorry for the loss you experienced. I don't really know what else to say, I just can't imagine what that must have been like. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts for Carter and his family.

                  #9 JanineA

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                    Posted 13 July 2010 - 07:30 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by islandbride317
                    I just wanted to say to Janine -- I am so sorry to hear of your unspeakable loss. You are an incredibly strong woman to have pulled through such a tragedy as losing a child. My wish is that nothing but the very best of love, life and happiness lie ahead on the horizon for you...
                    Thank you IslandBride, it was a process but I pulled through and I'd like to think at times I am stronger. Thank you for your wishes. Vikki: I am so glad Carter is on the up and up, please keep us posted and thank you for your kind words as well.

                    #10 wendyjd

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                      Posted 13 July 2010 - 07:35 PM

                      Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. Positive energy your direction!!




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