Is he ok?

That is the question I had been asked ever since Ethen came home. Well… I will always say “yes” – he is ok. 🙂

He looks perfectly normal and behaves just like a new born baby; fussing for milk when he is hungry, crying when he wants his diapers changed and whining when he wants a cuddle.

When Ethen was born, his primary diagnoses are one A4 page long. He had almost every imaginable problems a preemie could have. Thank God when he was discharged, the remaining existing conditions went down to 1/3 A4 page. 🙂 However, he is still battling with a few issues – e.g, a small hole in the heart and grade 1 IVH. – just to name a few. He is also on vitamins, iron and protein on every other feeds.

vitamins n etc

extra goodies with milk!

 

Ethen also has a long list of follow up appointments with KKH doctors – from the dietician to the ear doctor to the eye doctor to the physiotherapist to the heart doctor to the neonatologist – the list goes on…. Basically he will be officially“discharged” only when he is 8 years old according to KKH’s policy for preemies with VLBW (very low birth weight).

So – is he ok? Yes – ok to be home with us. 🙂 He just need extra TLC and time to grow out of his remaining issues. 🙂

 

ok

I am 3.9kg and 52cm now! 🙂

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Is he ok?

  1. Hey evelyn, came across your blog link on a friend’s blog. You’re such a strong mummy and Ethen is amazingly resilient too. I believe God will make him stronger and stronger by the day! Jia you! 🙂

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  2. Hey Eve,

    You’re absolutely right. Most preemies do grow up to be strong and healthy. I was a preemie myself born at 6.5 months. After ploughing through a couple of complications, I began to recover well and steadily.

    So keep the faith and know that all of us are at still remembering your family and especially little Ethan in our prayers.

    xxx

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    • Hi anna,

      thanks for the affirmation. 🙂 didn’t know you are a preemie yourself! you are definitely looking healthy and well. 🙂
      Thks for keeping Ethen in prayers. 🙂 Catch up for lunch these days! 🙂

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  3. Eve, global delay means that child is delayed in many areas. almost everything about him/her is delayed. every preemie is different in their development, though they may be born at the same gestation period. so it’s kinda hard to gauge.

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    • i see… thks for info. I did hear from the KKH doctors that they will give preemies 2 years to catch up with their peers. We probably need to give them some time. Historically preemies grow up to be strong and healthy. 🙂

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