Yesterday, November 30th, was the final day of Prematurity Awareness Month. It was also the day, six years ago, that James was due to be born. But on November 30th six years ago, James was already 120 days old. 17.14 weeks. He had gone from weighing 15 ounces to a whopping five pounds. … Continue reading
Tag Archives: Gestational age
Was James Really 22 Weeks 6 Days?
A friend of mine would pose that question whenever we had discussions about preemies and gestational age. She didn’t say it quite that bluntly, but did clearly state that James could have been 23 weeks and 3 or 4 days when he was born. In fact, she thinks it is likely he was 23 weeks and some number of … Continue reading
How Young is Too Young? Pushing the Limits of Viability
How young is too young, and who is it that makes that decision? You are the person I want to talk with. You are the person who needs to meet James. Had the NICU team attending James’ delivery known his correct gestational age, they would have done nothing. The NICU team would not have been … Continue reading