It’s Monday! Time to meet an amazing Micro Preemie.
Welcome to Micro Preemie Monday. Thank you again for coming to hear an inspiring story about a super strong baby. Each week, I am amazed by the stories, and I am so happy to share them with you. If you missed last week’s story, please click HERE.
Today, we meet Nera, as told by her mom, Sonja.
1.Tell us about your baby.
My baby girl was born in 22 weeks and 4 days, and she was 1.45 pounds. Her name is Nera and she is the youngest ever born in Croatia.
2.How long were you in the NICU? What was the hardest part?
We were in NICU for only 96 days. The hardest part was her Apnea attacks. They were so strong that they have to reanimated her almost every time few times in front of my eyes.
3.Do you know what caused your premature birth?
She was born premature because of incompetent cervix, infection and thrombophilia*.
4.How are you and your baby doing now?
Now she is a perfectly healthy girl, and I am so proud of her. She talks, and she walks. She is our little miracle because every doctors told us that she probably wouldn’t be ably to be a normal child and now she is beyond that.
Nera is now 2 and a half years old, still never been ill, not even a simple cold. She started to count numbers, recognize all the animals, talks perfectly, drawing sun and stars. She is perfect. And I am so proud of her. Feeling fantastic and thanking God that we never been to doctors after discharging from NICU.
5.What advice would you give to a new preemie parent?
Just be strong be positive our Micro Preemies are fighters. They can do things that you can’t imagine it’s possible.
Thank you so much, Sonja, for sharing Nera with us. She is just amazingly strong, and sounds like such a smart, happy girl.
From Wikipedia, Thrombophilia is an abnormality of blood coagulation that increases the risk of thrombosis (blood clots in blood vessels