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Toni Hughes - 12/27/00 19:47:18
My Email:wildncrazyf@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: keyword" premature baby"
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Shyanne Elizabeth Hughes Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: she was born at 32 weeks.. in the year 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: south carolina USA
Comments:
I think this is an excelent website. If I would have known about this when my daughter was born prematurely I might not have worried so much. I thought that preemies were rare and that it was all my fault she was born at 32 weeks. When she was born she weighed 3lbs 2.7 ounces. I have never saw a child that small. To top it off I had to have a ceaserean with her. So there were so many things I didnt expect when she was born. Thankfully she is a very healthy baby and got to come home in a month. Now she is almost a year old and is doing great. I have no regrets about the birth, it has taught me alot about life. If I had to, I believe I would do it all over and not change a thing about it.


Julie - 12/24/00 04:57:48
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/wwjd0701
My Email:bradybunchfamily@email.msn.com
Comments:
I just wanted to thank you for the info on learning to touch a preemie. I never knew any of the stuff you said, and it was nice to become educated, should I ever need to know, due to me having a preemie or someone I know. This site is so wonderful, I have tears in my eyes!


Vicki Blackman - 12/21/00 13:25:42
My Email:blackman@sx.com.au
If so, please tell name and gender: Alexandra Blackman (Female)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: Born at 30 weeks July 11 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Victoria Australia
Comments:


Barbara Finlaw - 12/19/00 21:37:22
My Email:scottbarbie75703@cs.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: search engine
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Scott / male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 28weeks/2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Texas
Comments:
Thank you for having this site, it is very inspirational. My son quit growing somewhere around 25-26 weeks. He had all normal preemie hurdles. He was diagnosed with PVL. Many people are praying for him. So many miracles have already happened, how could we lose faith now?! Barbara


Nicole Anderson - 12/15/00 19:09:45
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: hospital info
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Brandon James Anderson/Boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: Born Dec. 10, 2000, original due date Mar. 1, 2001
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Georgia, US
Comments:
Our little brandon was born Dec. 10 2000 at 2lbs. 11.8oz he is now 4 days in the nicu and as moved from intensive care nursery to special care nursery and is off oxygen completely. he is very strong and determined to get out of there. i was really sad whe i couldn't bring my baby home , but with God holding me up i have learn to except it and let him grow at his own pace. i thank god every day for my little man and i look forward to him coming home next year!


Bev Qualheim - 11/30/00 14:42:19
My URL:http://www.thefamily.com/parenting/motherhood/premature.html
My Email:bev@thefamily.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: searching for preemie patterns
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Shaun/male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 7 weeks early/1980
In what state/country was the preemie born?: WI
Comments:
Your page was fascinating to me. I enjoyed reading the article on how to touch your preemie and so forth. My smallest preemie is now 20 years old and over 6' tall and off to serve a mission for our Church next week! I am so amazed at all the improvements that have been made in 20 years. We never had a cover for his isolette because they wanted to be able to see the babies. He was bombarded with blinking and beeping sounds. It hasn't really had too much of a negativ effect on him I am happy to say. They also had not coined a word for Kangaroo care yet, but my hubby and I did it anyhow- it was instinctive I guess. I have to say that even though it was an incredible struggle, I highly recommend breastfeeding your pre mie if you can. I pumped milk for months and it was SO worth it. He did great on it. I have listed my story of Shaun's birth in the link above. It's just one page from the website I manage, and I hope it will help someone who needs support. There really wasn't any when I had him. Take care all, and love those precious little ones Bev


KISHA & JAMAAL GOLDEN - 11/29/00 01:38:32
My URL:http://www.caringbridge.com/ga/2jay
My Email:KISHA197@HOTMAIL.COM
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: JAMAAL LE'VERT GOLDEN JR/ MALE
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 23 WEEKER
In what state/country was the preemie born?: GA
Comments:


Tamie - 11/27/00 00:51:50
My URL:http://elizabethgrace.friendpages.com/ http://www.freehomepages.com/firstglasses/index.html
My Email:educating@home.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie Ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Elizabeth Grace/girl
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 12 weeks early, '99
In what state/country was the preemie born?: MI/USA
Comments:
I made a few covers for our hospital. I was glad to read that you instruct others to use DARK fabric. I made mine dark too. I never considered an inner layer. I tried a link to my baby's site AND a Glasses web site that I am in the process of making.


Georgina - 11/26/00 15:41:15
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: surfing in net
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Helena
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16 weeks early and born in 97-07-12
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Portugal
Comments:
God Bless yours preemies. My Angel Helena is looking for everyone.


CJ Harrison - 11/25/00 16:55:12
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/cj12998
My Email:cj12998@yahoo.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie Ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Mycaela/girl
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks, 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: England
Comments:
My webpage isn't up yet but I'd love to have a VIP icon for my page. What a cute little boy you've got. You know, many people say great things come in small packages. Boy do I know that, my daughter, Mycaela, was born on 29 Jan 1998 - 15 weeks early, w ighing it at a whole 450 grams (3 grams shy of 1 pound). She's almost three now and sometimes I wonder if she's the mommy! :)lol Thanks! CJ Harrison


RHANDIE SMITH - 11/22/00 00:30:42
My Email:RHANDIESMITH@HOTMAIL.COM
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: SEARCHING FOR SITES ON PREEMIES
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: YES
If so, please tell name and gender: JORDAN /MALE
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16 WEEKS/2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: MICHIGAN
Comments:
JORDAN WAS BORN WEIGHING 1LB 10OZ AND HAS HAD A ROUGH BATTLE WITH APNEA AND BRADCHEA.BUT HIS ALMOST READY TO COME HOME AT 4LBS.HE WAS DIAGNOSIED WITH ROP AND HAS TO HAVE SURGERY.


Maggie Huey - 11/21/00 06:29:18
My Email:MaggieHuey@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Premature Infant
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Logan 'Chase' Huey
If so, please tell name and gender: Male- Chase
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16Weeks 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Ms./ USA
Comments:


April - 11/20/00 05:59:44
My Email:godofredo@gulftel.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: looking for sites on preemies
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Austin (male)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16 weeks premature 1995
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Alabama
Comments:
I am very happy I have found this site. My son was born at 16 weeks premature and was 1lb. 10 oz.And was 11 inches long. He stayed in the hospital for 8 months. Who would have known that a baby that small could fight that hard . Austin did. I want to kno if there are any parents who's preemie has hydrocephalus(IV), g-tube short bowel syndrome and very small for his age. See Austin is very active.Not as in crawling, but an alert child(very alert)loves to chew on everything in sight too! But he weighs 13lb s at 5 years old.We can not get this child to get fat. He has a central line and I almost lost him twice to that. We will not put him thru that again. He use to suck a 4oz. bottle in 45 minutes so we had to do the tube. Which is not to bad . Austin has ha it for 4 years now.He had more than half of his intestines removed at 2 weeks old.If Anyone could give me advice on what I can do to help him in gaining weight, so my little man can grow.


April Ramos - 11/20/00 05:45:09
My Email:godofredo@gulftel.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: looking for sites on preemies
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Austin (male)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16 weeks premature 1995
Comments:


Natheena - 11/15/00 22:33:17
My Email:natheena1@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: by looking for info on premies
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Seraya Kaylin/female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 3 mos.premature/2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: texas
Comments:
love your site. i am getting alot of information i really need at this time. the emotional rollercoater is hard. thank you so much for the information and positive outlook. god bless natheena


Ami - 11/15/00 20:23:44
My Email:chrisvega@the-spa.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: accidentally
If so, please tell name and gender: Samuel / male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: born at 25 weeks/ 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: MA.
Comments:
I was so excited finding this site as we are christians also, and my sister was 25 weeks pregnant, finally after 8 years of infertility treatments, including ivf, she went into laborafter having her placenta seperate, then prom, and she had a son, they na ed samuel, because it means asked of God, and he was 1lb 9 oz. he is almost 2 months now, and doing much better than expected. God has truly done miracles in his life already! My sister and I are very close, and I feel like I go through everything with h r. thank you!


Lisa Osborne - 11/09/00 22:16:02
My Email:lisajayneo.aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: surfing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Harry - male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 7 weeks - 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: England
Comments:
Brilliant site, well done, reading everyones experiences made me realise that however awful my experience was at the time, so many of you all went through so much more, more than I could ever cope with, bless you all and your children, (if any NICU nu ses are reading this, none of us would have our angels without you, thankyou so very much)


Valerie Thornquest - 11/08/00 23:19:13
My Email:valquest76@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: msn search engine
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: YES
If so, please tell name and gender: Noah and Caleb : identical boys
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 25 wks / 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: CA/USA
Comments:


Valerie Thornquest - 11/08/00 23:17:38
My Email:valquest76@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: msn search engine
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: YES
If so, please tell name and gender: NoahNoah and Caleb : identical boys
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 25 wks / 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: CA/USA
Comments:


Janet - 11/07/00 15:02:41
My Email:celtic_dragonrider@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: ran into it when searching the internet
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Jessalyn Shea - girl
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: she was 6wks early in 99
In what state/country was the preemie born?: BC/Canada
Comments:
This girl started out small, but she sure was made out for lost time. She started at 3lb 14oz and 16.75in long and almost 11 months later she is a whopping 22lb1.5oz and 31in. She was an emergency after I had severe HELLP and Preclampsia/Eclampsia. Mir cles come from everywhere and I think our family was doubly blessed that we both came out of this so well.


Moneca Wollis - 11/03/00 22:05:42
My URL:http://www.logins.com/moneca
My Email:mwollis@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: searching the web
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Carsen Tanner - Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 29 weeks in 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Comments:
Carsen was born at 29 weeks and is now about 34 weeks. He has developed an apparent infection or irritation in his gut and has been thru the brads and desats ... now he is puffy and sedated on all kinds of antibiotics... its very disturbing for me... the urse says he is stable today , just taking one day at a time. Anybody else ever experience this type of thing? thanks


Lori Monninger - 11/02/00 06:45:22
My Email:Monni798@aol.com
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Matthew David/Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: born @ 27 weeks/2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: CA/USA
Comments:
Matthew was born at 27 weeks and had double pneumothorax in his first week of life. He recovered from that and at the end of his first month of life got NEC. He had to get 13 centimeters removed. He is a strong little boy and we are very proud of him. He is 5 months old now ( 2 adjusted ) is 12 pounds and 23 inches long. He is a big boy compared to when he was first born. ( 2lbs 1 oz. 14 inches long. )


Sue Hemperly - 10/31/00 22:24:49
My Email:sdhemperly@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: searching preemie
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Jordan Elizabeth - girl
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16 weeks early in 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Pennsylvania, USA
Comments:
Your web site is wonderful. My daughter Jordan was born at 24 weeks and weighed 1 lb 1 oz and was 11 inches long. Today she is 23 months old and doing great. She is small for her age but you would never know she was born so early. She is truly our mircle aby.


- 10/31/00 00:29:42
Comments:
Dear Susan and Steve I just finished reading your story (thanks for sharing), from the preemie web ring. My name is Lisa I am currently helping a friend gather information for a center/pre-school that she is planning to open up for preemies. We would like to know what servic you would want provided for a your child or children. Your input can really help us to make the right decisions. Thank-you for your time. You can reach me at lvalwayslisa@hotmail.com or jamesross@sprint.ca P.S. Samuel does have a wonderful smile! With love and warm wishes always, Lisa


SteviesMom9600 - 10/31/00 00:03:30
My URL:http://hometown.aol.com/NewMomNov2000/myhomepage/baby.html
My Email:SteviesMom9600@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: PreemieParenting.com
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: James Stephen / Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 9/6/00 32 weeks
In what state/country was the preemie born?: United States
Comments:


rachel dickinson - 10/27/00 20:17:05
My Email:rjys12252@cableinet.co.uk
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: neonatal info page
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: niamh olivia female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: united kingdom
Comments:
i wish to say "good luck" to all parents of prem babies. i have 3 beautifull daughters all prem born @ 27, 26, and 25 weeks gestation and would like to thank all neomatal staff at barnley, south yorkshire england. and all family and friends over the last ew months for all their help when things were very bad with niamh. at last she did finally make it.


Mary Bradley - 10/25/00 14:39:21
My Email:yram5796@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: searched
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Caleb, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 12 weeks 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: N. Carolina
Comments:


Lee - 10/23/00 21:23:08
My URL:http://www.tinybubbles.nethop.com
My Email:leemad@excite.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Paul and male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 30 weeks/1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Ohio
Comments:
Your website is wonderful.


Amy - 10/21/00 18:39:37
My Email:conner.meadows@btinternet.co.uk
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Lewis (male)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 27 wks gestation, 28/09/2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: England
Comments:
With quite a shock to all the family Lewis was born at 27wks gestation weighing 2lb 2oz. He is slowly progressing with his oxygen levels and looking more and more beautiful each day, we just cant wait frt the time we can bring hime home. Your web site as supplied me with alot of helpful advice so keep up the good work. Samuel is beautiful little boy and wish you all the best of luck for the future


melinda - 10/21/00 02:49:50
My Email:mmallen@xit.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: surfing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Trey (male)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 24 weeks in 1995
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Texas
Comments:
he was born at 24 weeks...weighing only 1 pound 4 ounces...they told us he would NEVER survive...today, he is happy, small but healthy, and extremely bright for his age....God performs miracles on this earth every day :)


Debbie Collins - 10/21/00 02:09:55
My Email:bamagirl8080@yahoo.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: search on netscape
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes- grandson
If so, please tell name and gender: Tyler Griffin/male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: born at 26wks./sept.22,2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Troy,Al.
Comments:
tyler is 4 wks. today, hes in the Mont. baptist hosp.the drs. want to take him off life support because he had a 3-4 brain bleed. his saturation level has been 95-oxygen level-50-55. I need some expert advice as fast as I can get it! the dr. says from his eeg. that his brain cells are dying. we love this baby, hes beautiful and looks normal on the outside, he weighs 2.9lbs.we can't lose him we want to get him in the best hospital, how do we go about finding one? thank you, Debbie


ANNA - 10/21/00 01:39:57
My Email:GOING2AUS@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: LOOKED UP PREEMIE
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: YES,MY LITTLE GIRL
If so, please tell name and gender: LIDIA/FEMALE
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 25weeker,AUG 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: HAWAII
Comments:
ALL OF YOUR STORY'S JUST HELP YOU KEEP GOING. IT JUST SHOWS YOU THAT THERE ARE MIRACLES THAT HAPPEN EVERY DAY WHEN YOU BELIVE AND PRAY TO THE LORD....


Christine Lienhart - 10/05/00 23:10:40
My Email:cristine@ionet.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie Resources
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes, my nephew
If so, please tell name and gender: Lance, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 24 weeks, 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: US
Comments:


jeff and stefani mcfarland - 10/05/00 01:19:00
My URL:http://mcfarlandclan.com
My Email:jmcfarland@lrdinc.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: surfing.
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: bryce mcfarland, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 24 weeks, 8/00
In what state/country was the preemie born?: california
Comments:
he is now 44 days old and weighs 2lbs 3 oz, he was a twin, his little sister died 18 hours after they were born.


Robyn Paczkowski - 10/04/00 02:57:30
My URL:http://home.att.net/~robynandedpacz/index.html
My Email:robynandedpacz@worldnet.att.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: sure
If so, please tell name and gender: Andrew & Matthew, boys
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 27 weeks, 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: MO
Comments:
Your Samuel is beautiful and a true miracle!


nora bell - 10/03/00 17:57:17
My Email:bigbig98@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: search engine
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: no, i am a nicu nurse
Comments:
I am a NICU nurse, I do visit your web page as a resource that I pass on to our parents. It is a great wealth of knowlege. Keep up the good work.


Rene'e - 09/28/00 18:41:32
My Email:barracuda2b@yahoo-
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemies
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: David/male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16wks.1996
In what state/country was the preemie born?: N.Y
Comments:
he weighed in at 357 grams


vicky johnson - 09/27/00 14:45:14
My Email:keziaangel@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: browzing the web
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: cardaisha /female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 17weeks early/2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: louisiana,USA
Comments:
WEIGHT AT BIRTH 1#1OZ HOSPITAL STAY 115DAYS TRULY A BLESSING FROM GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Kristen Murphy - 09/26/00 23:42:35
My Email:kmurphy1@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: from a friend
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Jack Ryan Murphy - male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 25weeks 3 days / 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: CA
Comments:


priscilla - 09/26/00 19:52:27
My Email:malaika500@cs.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: searched for preemie info
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: michaella girl
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: born at 31 weeks, 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: ca
Comments:
I was so happy to find a web site that dealt with preemies and their parents. the few weeks have been very hard for my family. We feel like our lives are on hold. I questioned alot of the feelings I was begining to experience. For instance i began feeling detached from my baby. With every passing day I c ied less, called to check on less, pumped less, thought about her less, and didn't feel like spending that much time in the hospital. I am very scared that I am not bonding with her like I should. I worry about the time she will come home whethe or not i m going to care for her like I did with my full term baby with whom i bonded. I am so grateful that you shared with others your experience and thankyou for the pointers. I wish you and your family happiness.


Shaunte Baker - 09/25/00 14:17:01
My Email:shaunte24@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: thru a general search
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Taelor Ja'Nae Simpson, female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 17 weeks ,2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Texas, United States
Comments:
Any information that you have on what to expect in the NICU. I would greatly appreciate. Thank You.


Kathy Warrick - 09/25/00 02:54:06
My Email:jwarrick@iastate.edu
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: sidelines.com
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Elyse - female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 28 weeks gest. 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Iowa, USA
Comments:
I was induced at 28 weeks due to severe pre-eclampsia and a lot of complications from that. She was 2 pounds 2 ounces and did not do very well for quite a while (her lungs were just too immature). She also suffered a Grade III brain hemmorhage at birth. She finally came home after 2 1/2 months in the NICU, and struggled with severe reflux and poor weight gain. At two she was found to have mild hemiparesis on her left side due to the brain hem. and was in physical therapy for 6 months. She still suffer with asthma and has some lung damage. But seeing Elyse now, no one would ever know her shaky start! She is a vibrant, energetic, intelligent 3 1/2 year old who is just about caught up with age in every way! She is our little miracle who defeated the o ds and cheated death several times! We know she must have a great purpose set out in front of her in her life and she is actively and deteminedly going after it!


Carol Chapman - 09/19/00 02:50:29
My Email:greycchap@a0l.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: web surfing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: A.J. Chapman boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 1998 - 3 mos. early
In what state/country was the preemie born?: KY
Comments:
AJ weighed 1 lb. 6 oz and was 12 in. long.


charlene Smith - 09/19/00 02:43:48
My Email:charshansmith@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemiering
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Katelin Frances Smith F
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks 1-25-2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: New York
Comments:
God Bless our preemies


Tyerone Blade - 09/15/00 14:28:01
My URL:http://home.talkcity.com/HarmonyCt/tyerone_blade/index.html
My Email:tyerone@ihug.com.au
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: through a web ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes me
If so, please tell name and gender: Tyerone boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 8weeks early 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: QLD Australia
Comments:
my mummy is writing this for me cause i am a bit little to write yet althought Iam getting the hang of using the toilet and learning how to count I can count to 2 by my self but i get a bit confused after that is it 3 , 4 or 5 that comes after 2 ? ohh wel I will get it one day soon ...heres to hoping thins get better for you ...lots of love Tye


h.legesse - 09/14/00 14:26:56
My Email:hiwidi@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: internet
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: abbinor dawit (Boy)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 17 wks early 6/9/00
In what state/country was the preemie born?: silver spring, md
Comments:
My son was 1lbs & 9oz when he was born. Now he weighs 6lbs & 4oz. His due date is Oct 2, 2000. He was discharged from the hospital on August 31, 00. Now we had him home for about 2 weeks. Thank God he is doing fine now.


Kim Hill - 09/13/00 03:57:03
My Email:hillatjax@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: was looking for info on IVH
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: no
Comments:
I am a nurse in the NICU at Arkansas Childrens Hospital. I found your site to be "just what the doctor ordered" for our sweet parents. I will be earmarking this site and referring my families to it!! Bravo!! Well-done!! You are doing a great service w th your site. I am glad Sammy is doing well! I know I get attached to the little ones I care for, and it is always nice to hear good outcomes.


Mary West - 09/11/00 17:02:58
My Email:nwc1p@voyager.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: surfing the web
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Jordan Slade West, Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 13 1/2 weeks early, 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Michigan
Comments:
Jordan was born at 26 weeks gestation. He weighed 2#12oz. He was 14 1/2" long. He was on the ventilator for five weeks and now at the age of almost two he has chronic lung disease. He came home on oxygen and was on it until he was eight months old. Jordan has a slow swallow and also has a reflux problem. He is a small guy and he is head strong. Now that the RSV season is nearing again I am hoping that he isn't as chronically ill as he has been in the past seasons. He has a weakened immune system and catche all the bugs in the air! How blessed I am to have Jordan in my life and I am honored to be his Mom.


K. Beavers - 09/07/00 11:34:22
My Email:LHSHOmeEcTchr@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: search engine (iwon.com)
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: no
Comments:
Thanks so much for the beautiful pages. I was searching for information for my class. I have a group that is presenting information on premature babies and some of the hazards and bonuses associated with preemies. Your page fit the bill perfectly. Tha ks and God Bless


Lisa marsden - 09/03/00 04:10:04
My Email:twins4us60@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: reading about preemies
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: hailey and Madison females
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 8 weeks early year 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: USA
Comments:


Lynn Van Eman - 08/31/00 22:40:49
My Email:lvaneman@protrader.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie Channel
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Houston Van Eman, Boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 29wks, 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Austin, Texas, USA
Comments:
Your story brought tears to my eyes. I too have a preemie named Houston, and he is dealing with learning to walk and has low tone in his torso. I am so thankful that he is as healthly. They are truly miracle babies and I would do it agian all over too. God Bless you and your family,


Amy - 08/31/00 14:53:01
My Email:flygirl0001@chickmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: browsing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Lusi Angel/male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: he was 6 weeks early
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Kentucky
Comments:
He weighed 4 pounds when we brought him home at a month old. After reading some of the other stories, I have began to realize just how lucky I have been, It could have been alot worse. I envy you women and men who had to go through such a rough time in our life, and never it regreted anything. God Bless You


Sheri Runyan - 08/26/00 02:18:39
My Email:sabdls@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Nurse recommendation
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Breanna / Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 10weeks / 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: California
Comments:
Breanna is presently at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She is suffering from damaged lungs, high blood pressure, blood sugar, and is under sedation.


Kim Kerkhoff - 08/21/00 05:44:50
My Email:galin@telusplanet.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Looking at another site
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Kate (female)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: She was 17 weeks early (23 weeks gestation) In the year 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Canada
Comments:
I don't really know what to say. Kate is the smallest baby I have ever seen. I thought that this was only happening to us, until we came to the Foothills Hospital in Calgary and discovered that having a preemie is a lot more common than we ever thought. We are on our 54th day and have probably another 50 more to go. She was born on June 27th and my actual due date was October 22.


Cindy Crook - 08/20/00 21:54:25
My Email:crookfamily@charter.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: search engine for "Hypo"
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 1991/ overdue but termed preemie
In what state/country was the preemie born?: USA
Comments:
Saw your story on "Hypo". We've been living with it for 9 years now. I'm glad that your son made the transition at such a young age. Ours is just now making his first ventures into the world and started school for the first time. Into the second week, we're already battling a URI. So...I don't know if we'll be going back to IVIG at a later point or not, just yet. Just wanted to say it's nice to see another mother who has done her research and who knows the brutal feelings of being socially isolated a d misunderstood. Continue with your website, it's important that people gain an understanding of Hypogammaglobulinemia and it's effects. I wish the best for you and your family. Feel free to email me. I have lots of living experience and information c ncerning "Hypo" if you need any help. Thanks so much for this website!!! Cindy


Kylie Hall - 08/20/00 05:35:26
My Email:doody@wn.com.au
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: by looking up pre term babies
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Sarah Hall Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: born at 23 weeks gestation (17 weeks early) 18/7/1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Western Australia
Comments:
Sarah was born at 23 weeks and weighed 445gm (15 ounces) She is now 3 years old and doing very well.She is still small for her age but is a bright and energetic little girl.


MICHELE - 08/16/00 15:38:26
My Email:MOMAJAA@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: internent looking
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: i have a perrmie
If so, please tell name and gender: gary 3 weeks
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: really only should be 27 wekks pregnant
In what state/country was the preemie born?: pa
Comments:
my baby was born when i was 24 weeks pregnant i had major complications throughout blleeding placenta breaking apart. and at 24 weeks only 3% fluid around the baby so they took him the first week he was breathing on his own but his heart i think you call im some kind of apnea.so they put him on a ventulator so he wouldnt be using his longs so much.sunday.he is 3 weeks old today.wensday. sat. he was fine but sunday he needed 100% oxygen.but last night he still was not getting enough so they put him on a ne kind of machine.they said a lot of hospitals donot have it.they said he wont make it htrew the night.he did so far everything else is fine but lungs.did you have any problems with your baby mine is now 1lb 13 oz.they said what would happen to him is he w ll sufficate to death.he was 1 lb 8 oz when he was borndid you have any major problems like this.we were there since sat.just came home to take a shower.and go back but wanted to try to findsomething.thank you for reading this


Todd & Lori Jacobs - 08/15/00 17:42:00
My Email:ljacobs@taubman.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie Ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: YES
If so, please tell name and gender: Seth Jacobs-BOY
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: Born 5-27-94 at 24 wks gestation
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Shands Hospital, Univ of FL, Florida,USA
Comments:
Our "1lb 13 oz. miracle" baby is now 6 yrs old, starting 1st grade this year and continues to be a miracle. He is VERY active and still displays every bit of the spunk that he needed to overcome his challenging birth and 20 week hospital stay.


Marcy Dombrowski - 08/13/00 03:11:37
My Email:paul_d38@yahoo.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: browsing the internet
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Joshua, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16 weeks early, Feb. 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Michigan, USA
Comments:
I went into labor at 22 weeks along. I was hemmorraging, and became fully dialated within an hour. I stayed that way, fully dialated, for 12 days. The Lord held Joshua in me, and he was born on the day he turned 24 weeks! Praise the Lord! He is a hea thy, strong boy today with no problems! The Lord protected him through it all!!


Kimberley Thornbloom - 08/10/00 20:11:20
My Email:jkthornbloom
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: I too have 3 preemie babies
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Seth Thornbloom
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks premature '99
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Sarasota, Florida
Comments:
I would like to say it was a pleasure to read about all the other babies that were also premature, and to be able to relate to other parents for what they also went through. God Bless each and everyone of our children.


Meg Christianson - 08/09/00 21:55:49
My Email:TeamMha@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: search
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: MAC - boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 10 weeks early, 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: California
Comments:


Natalie Amescua, R.N. - 08/05/00 05:36:03
My Email:NeoCareRN@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: web search
Comments:
Hi. I am a NICU nurse ... I just wanted to tell you that I think your page is wonderful, and a blessing to all (parents AND nurses) who read it !


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Comments:


Liz Kracht - 08/03/00 22:01:43
My Email:drcak76@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: searching the internet
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Jasen (male)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16 1/2 weeks early 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Wisconsin
Comments:
Our son was born 16 1/2 weeks premature and is now 7 weeks old and is in the neonatal intensive care unit. He has overcome many obstacles: pulmonary hemorrhage, collapsed lung, interstitial emphysema and bronchopulmonary dysplasia to name a few. He is c rrently off the ventilator and growing!!!! At birth, he weighed 1 pound 7.2 ounces and was 12 1/4 inches long. Now he is 2 pounds 4.6 ounces!!!! My husband and i are able to kangaroo care with him and it has been a wonderful experience. We have been s blessed with Jasen that I wanted to share our experience with others.


Gabriela Gallegos - 08/01/00 00:06:13
My Email:ggallego@boc.ca.gov
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Yahoo\preemies\preemie ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Alex\male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16 weeks\99
In what state/country was the preemie born?: California\USA
Comments:


Judy Pupek-grandmother - 07/31/00 15:33:57
My Email:jmpupek@lcsys.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Life Magazine article
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Victoria Ashton McCourt-female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: born at 25 weeks-2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Pennsylvania USA
Comments:
Our little granddaughter was born 15 weeks premature because of a placantal infection which caused abruptio-placenta. She was delivered vaginally and intubated within minutes of her arrival. She was flown to a very good neonatal unit in Pittsburgh,Pa. My aughter and her husband are emotionally drained, trying to care for their two little boys ages 4 and 2 and trying also to be with Victoria as much as possible. Pittsburgh is about one and one-half hours from where we live. It has been a very exhausting 2 eeks. I thought it would help greatly if they could receive stories of other babies born as early as Tori who are perfectly normal. Thank you for making this web site available. Mamaw


cynthia de la garza - 07/27/00 08:20:32
My Email:cindylu90@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: web surfing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: matthew paul de la garza /BOY
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: Born 14 weeks prematurely on may 13,2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: texas
Comments:
Matty was born a fighter. My husband and I were amazed at his obvious will to live right from the start.It was amazing to see this perfectly formed,yet tiny creature,kicking about. Born at 1 lb 14 ounces and 13.25 in., Matthew's start in life was anything but natural. His first challenge was the simple task of breathing,then eating,maintaining his temperature, and last but not least, avoiding any complications along the way. The biggist hurdle for Matty was breathing. He required the use of a ventilator or just over 1 month, CPAP for 2 weeks, and oxygen by nasal cannula until he was 10 weeks old. Matty is now 11 weeks old and breathing on his own (although he has occasional apnea episodes which are remedied by a firm rub on the back to remind him to brea h). Matty has done very well with his feedings. He began taking breastmilk by og tube at about the 3 week mark and began nipple feeding small amounts at 7-8 weeks. He is now 11 weeks old and is taking all feedings by mouth.He had his first go at breast fe ding this week! His current weight is 5lbs 3oz and has no longer had trouble maintaining his temperature. Matthew, only by the grace of God,has not been faced with infection or had any severe complications. In fact,he is ready for discharge from the hos ital this week (@37 weeks gestation). Although it was a painful journey, we have learned many lessons from it...we have learned that love is healing and that patience reaps sweet reward. We have also learned to put our faith in God alone and to take none f life's gifts for granted.


Melanie Smith - 07/25/00 13:49:13
My Email:tnm1015@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: looked up preemies
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Tanner Patrick Smith boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 12 1/2 weeks 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Comments:
I want to thank all of the people who thought to do this. This is so overwhelming for us right now. The only problem we had with our first son was deciding what window to put him in to get rid of the very mild jaundice that he had. Look at us now!!! Thank again and God Bless!!


Amanda & Nathan Thompson - 07/25/00 06:09:06
My URL:http://nathanth.home.texas.net/cameron.htm
My Email:amandakaye@yahoo.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: ivillage preemie message board
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Cameron Aaron Thompson, boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 31 weeks, 7/7/2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Houston, TX, USA
Comments:
Thanks for all of the wonderful information! Cameron is a beautiful boy and doing very well. After 2 weeks in the NICU he is off the respirator and has gained about half a pound over his birth weight (3lbs, 1oz). We are very blessed to have him in our ives and can't wait to havge him home with us when he's ready!


Kelli Clark - 07/24/00 18:38:18
My Email:KelliJ76@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: search
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Mackenzie Reece and Cameron Avery Clark
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 11 weekd early/ July 6, 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Texas
Comments:


Claudette Parker - 07/24/00 06:56:18
My Email:mpcj060790@pcinternet.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: looked up preemie ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Tanya Parker ; Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks; 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: California,
Comments:
My daughter was born on halloween of 1997. She was 15 weeks premature and stayed in the hospital for 3 months, she was born at loma linda university medical center. Is your son the one who is on a picture there with a story? Please e-mail me back. Our dau hter is fine now.


charlotte berg - 07/22/00 03:28:51
My Email:@WebAccess.net
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Krystal---female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: B- nov.24, 1982 13wks. early
In what state/country was the preemie born?: ft. collins. colorado
Comments:


Kim Black - 07/21/00 17:50:41
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: looking at preemie clothes
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes, I do (PROUDLY)
If so, please tell name and gender: Colton Shayne (boy)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 12 weeks early 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: North Carolina
Comments:
I am the proud mommy for a "Preemie Miracle". Colton was born 12 weeks early weighing in at a mere 2 pounds and 4 ounces, losing down to 1 pound and 13 ounces. Day he is an active 100% 3 year old. And I knw that my family was truly blessed when Colton c me into our lives.


Mail for Renee - 07/17/00 04:00:26
My Email:hiws@ahsl.co.nz
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Under preemie purple hearts
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Jessica Catherine Grant
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 26 weeks, 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Auckland, New Zealand
Comments:
My darling was born on the 4th of June 2000. We are currently still in National Womens Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. She is now 32 weeks but is still on CPAP and still has 'desats, bradys and apnea'. Today she may have to have another blood transfu ion as she has become anemic. I am finding this all very hard as we live along way from the hospital so I stay in a hostel next door and I am seperated from my 2 other children and my husband. Your boy is Very Handsome and I find it hard to imagine that J ssica will ever grow to be that big and healthy. Good luck to everyone who is also fighting this battle.


Jess - 07/15/00 19:54:06
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/caitie_ren
My Email:brokenhalo@white-star.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Yahoo
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yeah
If so, please tell name and gender: Caitlin Renee Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 13 weeks early 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Kentucky USA
Comments:
Your web site is very precious. I've enjoyed it greatly!


JoAnne Clark - 07/12/00 17:39:42
My Email:msjoey@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Through a WebRing
Comments:
I am very impressed by your website. The information you have here is fascinating, and it is such a joy to see how well Sammy is doing. You are to be commended for your persistence in the face of fertility problems and the birth of your precious micro-p eemie. My own son was born 4 weeks early, due to pre-eclampsia, but obviously our experience is nothing compared to yours. Our son only had to stay an extra day in the nursery, so I cannot even imagine what you've had to go through. Best wishes to you a d your family!


Magan Paris - 07/11/00 19:59:27
My Email:MYSTICSUN1@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: browsing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Lucas Tyler Paris, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 3 months early, 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: TN, USA
Comments:
He was 3 months early, 2.5 lbs, 14 in long. He's doing really good, 1 month old, and now 3 lbs!!!


Kathleen Wallis - 06/23/00 17:32:29
My Email:Kwallis2000@cs.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: through a search enjine
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Rachael and Sarah
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 27 weeks, 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Texas
Comments:
My girls are identical twins that were diagnosed with twin to twin transfusion. Due to pregnancy induced hypertension they were brought into this world at 27 weeks weighing 1lb 4oz and 1lb 7oz.


Sheryl Pedigo - 06/22/00 17:14:56
My Email:fgjfrog@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemies.org
If so, please tell name and gender: Luther Thomas Pedigo IV (son)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 28 weeks
In what state/country was the preemie born?: california
Comments:
just came home yesterday from hospital after delivery--without my son. I have the blues and am concentrating on breastfeeding and gaining strength.


Karla Guastaferro - 06/16/00 20:24:51
My Email:markg@piano.inav.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Search Engine
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Andrew Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 9 weeks, 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Iowa/USA
Comments:


lisa - 06/15/00 21:25:22
My Email:wil8liza@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: encouraging
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Warren, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 28 weeks gestation, 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: philippines
Comments:
i find your webpage very informative and encouraging. I have a preemie and it has been a roller coaster ride for him and also for me emotionally. Right now i feel so helpness that i don't know what to do anymore. I do need help to say the least. I have be n surfing the net about preemies as a way to comfort myself.


Sigrid Smitt-Jeppesen - 06/15/00 15:57:57
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/~froeken
My Email:sas@contex.dk
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: From the Danish Premature Club - homepage
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Oliver - a boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: Born on May 29, 2000 - 34 weeks
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Denmark
Comments:
Oliver was born 6 weeks early, and weighing 1700 gr. (he was suffering from IUGR). Reading about Sam was a privilege - thank you. Sigrid


maria Sepulveda - 06/09/00 21:11:06
My Email:meaglefeat@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: browsing through the internet
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Payton LaBuff Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 7 1/2 weeks early Born in 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Montana
Comments:
All websites on preemies have been a great help. It makes you realize you are not alone even if you feel like it. You think that you must have done something wrong and your baby is the only one who is sooo little and he will never grow like the other c ildren.


Charon and DaNika - 06/08/00 18:35:07
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/vipreemie
My Email:danikakeys@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Parents of Premature Babies:Preemie-L
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes,our son
If so, please tell name and gender: DaRon Tayvian Jones
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks,4 days (24 weeks gestation) on March7,2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Illinois
Comments:
He is still in the hospital but just for about 2 more weeks.He has defeated all odds against him and made it through his rough start.He is our miracle.We love him more than he'll ever know.


Charon and DaNika - 06/08/00 18:34:31
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/vipreemie
My Email:danikakeys@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Parents of Premature Babies:Preemie-L
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes,our son
If so, please tell name and gender: DaRon Tayvian Jones
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks,4 days (24 weeks gestation) on March7,2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Illinois
Comments:
He is still in the hospital but just for about 2 more weeks.He has defeated all odds against him and made it through his rough start.He is our miracle.We love him more than he'll ever know.


Deborah Lallier - 05/31/00 15:47:23
My Email:mrslollipop@home.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: link
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Brianna Hope Rojas- female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: born at 27 weeks in 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Rhode Island, USA
Comments:


Isabel Suarez - 05/29/00 22:02:43
My Email:isabels@mx1.ibm.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: I find it very completed and usefull
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Maria Jose (girl)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 27 weeker / born in November 5th 1996
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Mexico City
Comments:
I really congratulate you on your site and let me tell you SAM is a real CHAMPION!!!


John & Lori Monninger - 05/29/00 02:25:48
My Email:monni798@aol.com
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Matthew David Monninger / BOY
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: was born at 27 weeks on 5-25-2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: california/usa
Comments:


Cheryl Smith - 05/28/00 12:32:39
My Email:SRSDMS@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: aol search
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Brenden Tyler Berg
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 26 weeks -May 23,2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Del. USA
Comments:
We're very new to this and we're trying to collect all information possible. Brenden was born last week at 26 weeks. Toximia we think. He is 1 lb 15 ounces 13 and 3/4 inches.


KAREN WHITNEY - 05/26/00 02:29:56
My Email:Walkinwhit@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: did a search on aol
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Chad - boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 27 weeks 5-7-00
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Boston, MA
Comments:
I need some advice on pumping. It's very difficult for me. I'm doing it atleast 6 times a day but not feeling the let down that I did with my other two children. Hopefully the milk will build and things will be better. Your advice was helpful. Thanks Karen


Leanne - 05/24/00 14:01:33
My Email:napuanani30@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: surfing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Malea/Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 27 weeks/1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: CA/USA
Comments:
Malea was born at 27 weeks early due to my toximia, she weighed 1lb 6oz and 13" long. We went through the heart valve closing, ventilator, oscillator and many unsure days. I don't ever remember having a thought that Malea wasn't going to be coming home ith us. On September 19, 1997 she came home. Besides being more susceptible to colds, she is our miracle baby, and I thank the doctors, nurses, and all the employees at the NICU at Sierra Vista Hospital in San Luis Obispo for the wonderful care she rece ved. She will be 3 years old on June 16 and she is my most wonderful joy in the world. I kept a journal while we were in the hospital and it helped me then, and now I can look back on it to know what a miracle our family walked through.


Beth Doran - 05/22/00 17:19:44
My Email:RickNmeOne @aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Surfing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Thomas, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 8 weeks, 1993
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Il. winnabago
Comments:
Thomas was born 8 weeks early, due to my pre- eclampsia. He was 3 lbs.he was big for a preemie, but still so small. Because my illness was so advanced Thomas's lungs had matured enough that he only needed oxigen for a few days.He only spent a month in the hospital one month. I was very lucky !!! Thomas is going to be seven soon I love to watch him! Although he is ever so skinny, what he lacks in body wieght he has in momentum!!


Linda Gregory - 05/22/00 15:21:19
My Email:lgregory@utmem.edu
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: internet
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: not sure what it means
If so, please tell name and gender: Nathan Wyatt - male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 3 months
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Tennessee
Comments:
Nathan was born on 5/18 due to preclampsia. He weighed 1.46 lbs. I am the grandmother.


Silvia Diaz - 05/19/00 04:10:24
My Email:gpineda@multiphone.net.co
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Gustavo Pineda - Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 33 weeks , he was born April 16 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Colombia, South America
Comments:
Congratulations, I wish I could have read your page before. My baby was in the NICU for 18 days and it was very hard. He is already out and doing OK . I will appreciate advice on special care for premature babies.


Kelly Feevey - 05/17/00 23:45:34
My URL:http://taleof2preemies.homestead.com/index.html
My Email:karl415@alltel.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: through preemie parenting
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes.. two, Aaron (30 weeker) Ryan (32 weeker)
If so, please tell name and gender: Aaron/male and Ryan/make
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: Aaron 30 weeks/1996 and Ryan 32 weeks 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Pennsylvania
Comments:
I am Kelly proud mommy to Aaron and Ryan.. I am also the list owner of Early Blessings... to help support parents with preemies and mom's going through high risk pregnancies.


Cindy Afterkirk - 05/17/00 17:27:39
My Email:synrae@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: thru preemie.com
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Macey Blair Afterkirk-girl
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks early, birthdate 7-6-99
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Lexington, KY
Comments:
I loved this site. The preemie road is a long hard road to travel. My Miracle Macey is now 10 months old and some times its still hard. I wish I would have known about this site during my NICU days.


natalie nauss - 05/15/00 04:19:22
My Email:eeyore4u2@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: email
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Natalie Ann : Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 24 weeks early, in May 1978
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Brigham Women's Hospital Boston, Massachuetts
Comments:
My name is Natalie Ann. I am a survivor of a premature birth. I am 22 years old. I am living my life. Born a premature baby,weighing at 1 lb and 5 oz, i think 24-26 weeks early. I have ROP/ retinal damage in both eyes. I have been wearing glasses since I as barely 1 years old. I am a soon to be graduating college student. I believe in miracles and I am one of God's many miracles. I am a music education major at Anderson College, South Carolina. If you have any comments or questions about my parent's, or me, you can e-mail me at eeyore4u2@aol.com. Or you can check out the Brigham and Woman's Hospital Winter Issue 1978.


Sommer Reed - 05/14/00 05:26:49
My Email:Txredhot19@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: typed in preemie
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Dylan Chance Reed -male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 12 weeks early-02-07-2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Friendswood,Texas
Comments:


Rebecca - 05/13/00 20:47:42
My Email:Princess10229988@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Link
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Jason, Boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 17 wks early, 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Phillidelphia
Comments:
My baby is still in the hosptal and i would like some support, if anyone reads this, please email me.


sheri - 05/10/00 23:22:19
My Email:whiteti123@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: premie search
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: chloe emma grayce dana female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 32wks
In what state/country was the preemie born?: buffalo ny
Comments:
I am really interested in chatting with people that have premies please if you have aol im me i would love to talk to you. my sname is whiteti123 This is my second premie. my first was 33wks. son caleb robert greig..


Sharon Jackson - 05/08/00 04:26:46
My Email:SHARONLEANNE@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Life magazine
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Kinslee / female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 27 weeks / April 17, 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Orlando, Florida
Comments:
Your web site was very helpful and gives me hope. My duaghter was a 27 weeker but she only weighed 15 oz. She is a miracle and continues to get stronger every day.. Thanks for the info.


rajiv - 05/07/00 09:13:42
My Email:rbhrugus@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: great
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: twin boys
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: may 5th 2000 23 weeks
In what state/country was the preemie born?: new orleans louisiana
Comments:
can anybody help?


Crystal Leverington - 05/06/00 07:49:07
My Email:Crystal1298@aol. com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: my aunt sent it to me.
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Haley Renee a female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 151/2 weeks
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Annapolis,MD
Comments:
Haley Renee was born on Feb 28th and weighed 1 lb 1oz..she was 101/2 inches long.Her due date was on the 23rd of June..Haley is now 2 months old and doing well..Hopefully expected home in June ...I keep praying and hope everyone else will


Crystal Leverington - 05/06/00 04:03:01
My Email:Crystal1298@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: web
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Haley Renee Girl
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: at 23 weeks
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Maryland
Comments:
Haley Renee Leverington was born on Feb. 28th 2000 She was due June 25th. She weighed 1lb. loz. She is now 2 months old and over 2 lbs. She is at the nicu at The womans center in Annapolis. She now holds her head up and tries to turn over. She is doing very well. We had some very scary times, but we hope hat's behind us. The nurses are great with her. She has a head full of light blond hair. I can't wait until the day we can take her home, but I am still a little afraid. She is now breathing with just the oxygen. She truly is a miracle baby. I have pictur s of her at all sizes, she has changed so much in the last couple of weeks. She now can open her eyes. Haley had so many people praying for her and such great nurses I think that has helped a lot.


Belinda Krigel - 05/04/00 20:51:44
My URL:http://www.uscolo.edu/krigel
My Email:krigel@uscolo.edu
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: searching the web about prematurity
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Samuel, Baby Boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 25 weeks gestation, 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Colorado
Comments:


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ANABELA BRAUN - 05/04/00 01:52:54
My Email:PIANOKING@MSN.COM
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: THRU A PARENT REGISTERED WITH CDO FAMILIES SAMUEL MAXWELL WARREN
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: NO, BUT MY COUSIN JUST DID
If so, please tell name and gender: JASON /BOY
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 26 WEEKS GESTATION
In what state/country was the preemie born?: NJ/USA
Comments:
MY COUSIN JUST HAD A BABY BOY IN FEB. 2000 THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BORN APRIL OR MAY. HE WAS BORN @ ONLY 1LBS 6OZ AND A FEW DAYS AFTER BIRTH HE ALMOST DIDN'T MAKE IT. NOW HE SEEMS TO BE BETTER I'M NOT QUITE SURE HOW HE IS DOING BUT HE WAS SUPPOSE TO COM HOME. MY GIRLFRIEND FROM WORK ALSO HAD A PREEMIE DAUGHTER LAST YEAR DUE TO HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?? THE LITTLE GIRL WAS ALSO @ 1LB 8OZ AND IMMEDIATELY HAD SURE FOR RETINOPATHY. SHE IS A YEAR OLD NOW AND WE HAVEN'T SEEN HER DUE TO HIGH RISK OF RSV THAT CO LD KILL THESE BABIES WHOSE LUNGS AREN'T YET FULLY DEVELOPED. I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE A EXTREMELY HANDSOME LITTLE BOY AND HE IS VERY LUCKY TO HAVE SUCH LOVING PARENTS. SINCERELY, ANABELA MOM TO AUSTIN DX WITH XYY & PARTIAL DELETION OF CHROMOSOME 12 (PICTURE OF AUSTIN @ CHROMOSOME DELETION OUTREACH FAMILY STORIES)


Loreta Jordan - 05/02/00 16:34:01
My Email:yummay372@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: browsing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Brianna-Renee female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 10 weeks 1996
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Maine
Comments:
I'm a single mom and Brianna-Renee is my first child. She was 10 weeks early and weighed 3lbs 12 oz. She was very sick and was in NICU for 91/2 weeks. Now she is a healthy but delayed 4yr old. I'm open for any kind of information about premies.


Cathy Tripp - 05/02/00 15:55:31
My Email:cmt104@yahoo.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: search
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Taylor Michael Tripp
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 23-24 wks gestation 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: indiana usa
Comments:
my grandson Taylor is truley a miracle baby he was born July 6 1999 weighing only 1 lb 8 oz he is now at 19 lbs with no serious problems he has just been realeased by his eye specialist out of danger with the rop....just released by his neosurgeon and in therapy to help him get "caught up" physically he is such a blessing good luck to all with their miracle


JACQUELINE - 04/30/00 12:29:54
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: SURFING
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Ethan(m) & Zachary(m)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 3mths 1wk
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Qld Australia
Comments:


Lynn Bauer - 04/27/00 22:24:41
My Email:jbgohome@concentric.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie Link
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Grandchild
If so, please tell name and gender: Dylan Basile
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 6 weeks, 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Wisconsin
Comments:
Dylan is in the ICU at St. Joseph's Hospital, Milwaukee, WI. Nobody tells you anything coupled with being given conflicting information makes you crazy. Hours - I was told any time. Then 11AM to 8PM. Holding - Doctor-yes, Primary Nurse - no. I can hol him without parents there - Doctor - yes, Nurse-no. Dylan was doing very well 2 days ago. Then the nurses switched, and he's setting off alarms every couple of minutes. This is all very stressful since I had his mom maybe 2 weeks early and she was 5 lbs. 4oz. and he was 5lbs. 6oz. So, it's hard for me t understand why he can't be handled like I handled her. However, you've helped, alot! Thank you. Lynn


jennifer summa - 04/24/00 03:14:35
My Email:jenifur1208@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: keyword preemie
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: ashley michele hamer - female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 28 week gestation - 3/25/00
In what state/country was the preemie born?: indiana - us
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Mary - 04/21/00 15:04:23
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/jellypoems/AustinPreemie.html
My Email:Jellypoems@yahoo.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: PREEMIE WEB RING
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes!
If so, please tell name and gender: Austin James, Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 5 weeks early, 1998.
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Duluth, MN (USA)
Comments:
Austin was born 5 1/2 weeks premature due to my toxmeia. Please check out all of his web pages and let me know what you think. Tons of pictures and his birth story included.


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Ruth Lambert - 04/21/00 00:00:02
My Email:ruthlambert99@home.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: link from Preemie-L
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Evan Matthew Quarles - a boy!
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: at 26 weeks in 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Canada
Comments:
Thank goodness for websites like these!


Alisha Green - 04/20/00 18:11:37
My Email:akbgreen@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: surfing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Joshua / male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 6 weeks / 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: SC / USA
Comments:
My son Joshua was born 6 weeks early. However, I went into premature labor at 22 weeks and almost lost him. I had dilated 1 cm and was 25% effaced already. The doctors had an extemely hard time contolling my contractions and ended up putting me strict edrest and a continuous IV for the remainder of my pregnancy. I was allowed a 15 minute shower - every other day- and bathroom breaks were limited to 5 minutes or less. (I had contractions when I walked.) It was a very tense time for my husband and I. We took it one day at a time. It's all we could do. My water broke at 34 weeks and Joshua was delivered 29 1/2 hours later via the vacuum extractor. He weighed 5lbs. 1 oz. The good news is that Joshua will turn 1 this May. He is a happy, healthy 22 pound bundle of joy! I realize that we were extremely fortunate and continue to be blessed.


Sandra Durling - 04/18/00 21:51:00
My Email:durlingsn1@juno.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Link
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Victoria Durling, female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 10 wks early, 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: California, USA
Comments:


Mandy - 04/13/00 11:15:47
My Email:Mandy.latcham@tricon-yum.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Surfing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Sam James (Male)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 27+6 in June 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Hertfordshire, U.K.
Comments:
I had a tear in my eye when I read your story. We were so lucky with Sam, even though he was early, we were told it would be a roller coaster ride with ups and downs, mainly though, they were ups. We were thankful for that. He weighed 3lb 2oz which the told us was heavy for his gestational age. I think it helped him. Your little Sam looks gorgeous and is obviously a "special little soldier". The reason our Sam was born early was put down to "irritated uterus". I have not heard this before and I can't find anything about it on the Net, nor can I find anyone else who has had this. If anyone knows anything about it - especially if it is likely to recur in future pregnancies, I would be grateful to hear from them. Bless you all.


Heidi ` - 04/05/00 04:25:36
My URL:http://hometown.aol.com/tjhh2700/mickey.html
My Email:tjhh2700@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: internet
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Tennessee, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 18wks, 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: ohio,U.S.A.
Comments:
I found this site was wonderful. I had my baby at 22weeks, but sadly he died. He weighed 1lb 1/4oz. and 10 1/2in. We miss him and love him very much.


Tosia - 03/28/00 01:17:37
My Email:siterps071
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: internet
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Darryl/male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 17wks/1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: GA./U.S.
Comments:
We are the bless parents to be the chosen ones to raise such precious miracle babies. TYT loves her DJ!!!!!!!


Aimee Bills - 03/25/00 08:59:20
My Email:jackie@iwvisp.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: search
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Jacqueline Nichelle Bills Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 11 weeks/5/8/99DOB
In what state/country was the preemie born?: california usa
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Sarah Kirk - 03/23/00 03:22:22
My Email:j.e.kirk@juno.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: looking up on internet
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Zachary Alexander (male)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 6 weeks early, 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Washington
Comments:


Marisol Corzo - 03/22/00 23:45:52
My Email:f_mcorzo@bellsouth.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie-L
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Kevin Corzo - Boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 10 weeks early - 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Florida/USA
Comments:
I love the dedication to Samuel. Thankfully our Kevin was only on the vent 3 days and the only complication has been reflux, which for the past two weeks, he seems to have overcome. He was born weighing 2lbs 5 oz and today, 2 months later weighs 3lbs 4o . He truly is a blessing and we can't wait to bring him home and have him running around like your Samuel is. Congratulations!!


Tarleisha Kolden - 03/17/00 08:31:28
My Email:leisa.kolden@juno.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: just looking around
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Keila Jenae' female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 14weeks 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Ga, Gwinnett
Comments:
It was a very long trip for our family but with the help of GOD we made it all the way.


Kelly Riley - 03/16/00 04:01:23
My Email:elmyra27@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l.org
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Kaitlyn Marie Riley (Female)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 11 weeks early - 1996
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Pennsylvania
Comments:
My daughter Kaitlyn Marie Riley was born on September 27, 1996 11 weeks early. She weighed 2.5 ounces and was 15 inches long. She is now a happy and healthy 3 1/2 year old.


Debbie Spreeman - 03/09/00 14:50:51
My Email:Briteeye18
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie search web
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Gage Michael Spreeman Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 29 weeks gestation
In what state/country was the preemie born?: AZ USA
Comments:
Gage was born early because I had eclampsia...I had convultions while driving to work and by an angel on my side a man had pulled in front of me to stop my car before I headed into a 6 lane freeway during rush hour. both of us were rushed to the hospital here I gave birth to Gage. He is now 3 weeks old and is doing well. We have only one thing to say... Thank you God for you blessings.


Karen Cooper - 03/09/00 10:47:35
My Email:karen.cooper@southcorp.com.au
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: searched the web
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Charlie Graham Cooper (boy)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 17 weeks prem 2000
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Victoria, Australia
Comments:
I would really like to speak to someone with the similar sort of situation I am in. My son is 9 weeks old and has chronic lung desease. He still requires quite a lot of oxygen. Is there an end in sight....


lydia - 03/04/00 04:23:02
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: searching alta vista
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Leilu female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 22+6 weeks 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: New Zealand
Comments:
she has had four operations and "died" twice but now she is home and happy - as are we!


lydia - 03/04/00 04:21:32
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: searching
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Denien - 03/02/00 06:15:01
My Email:DenienM@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Dylan, Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 4 months premature, born in 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Calif. USA
Comments:
I liked your web site. Our babies are pretty special!!!!!!!!!


Kathy True - 02/24/00 20:14:33
My Email:ktrue@webtv.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: thru Tommys cyber nursery
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Travis Sage True male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: thirty weeks 1993
In what state/country was the preemie born?: ny united states
Comments:
Enjoy reading about and shareing other peoples storys.Keep up the good work!


MELISSA ROSABELLA - 02/22/00 02:23:14
My Email:MELIROSE01@AOL.COM
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: SURFED
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: YES
If so, please tell name and gender: JESSICA-JAILE ROSABELLA FEMALE
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 28 WEEKS (08/17/99)
In what state/country was the preemie born?: NEW YORK
Comments:
IT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE i WISH I HAD READ CLOSER TO WHEN JESSSICA WAS BORN.


Susan Baker - 02/21/00 02:51:14
My Email:SUSANcookie@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Barb & Larry
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Ricky Baker male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 23.5 wks 1991
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Florida
Comments:
This is a great site. Wish I had access to this kind of information back in 1991.


paula davis - 02/01/00 04:44:06
My Email:van-mir@socket.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie link
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: miranda & vanessa/female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 25 week twins/ 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: missouri
Comments:
You are truly an amazing family. You've been blessed with a miracle. Good luck and God be with you.


Laura Beck Stevenson - 02/01/00 01:47:50
My URL:http://www.beckatusethbrenantwins.homestead.com
My Email:ellisprayer@yahoo.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: surfed in through preemie links
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Jonas Grey, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 12 weeks early 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Illinois
Comments:
Jonas had a twin sister Elli who wasn't so lucky. She crossed the rainbow bridge at age 8 weeks


Natalie C - 01/27/00 08:05:26
My Email:bobbycran@msn.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: surfing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Mason Everett/male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 13 weeks early/1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Tennessee
Comments:
Thank you for your web site. It is comforting to know at this time that there are people who have gone through what I am going through now and survived. We were told one month ago that our miracle would probably not survive much longer. He had been on he venilator for nearly two months. Mason was born at a pound and a half and has chronic lung disease or BPD. Today, we held our little boy, who is off the vent, and on nasal canula requiring very little oxygen. I thank God for him everyday. God bless ou and your child as well as all of the doctors and nurses who take care of these tiny miracles.


joseph blacker - 01/27/00 00:16:42
My Email:blackerheather@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: doing resurch
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: joseph male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: doctors say 21 weeks
In what state/country was the preemie born?: effingham il
Comments:
my son was born april 11, 1999. The doctor said his gestional age was 21 weeks. I do not beleave this. He lived two hours and 35 mins. he died April 11 1999 at 11:55 pm. He weighed 418 grams and was 10 and half in. long.


LORI CHAMBERS - 01/25/00 12:00:47
My Email:Lcham12659@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: internet
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Davis Ryan Martin
If so, please tell name and gender: Baby Boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 1999 at 27 weeks gest
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Arlington, Texas
Comments:
Please email any updates or helpful information to get through the everyday ups and downs of NICU.


Samantha O'Halloran - 01/14/00 10:54:56
My URL:http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=181329&a=1321693
My Email:bowtie@ihug.com.au
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: The Stinker Twins Site
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Jacob David / Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 10 weeks premmie / Born Sept 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: NSW Sydney Australia
Comments:
Thankyou for designing such a helpful site dedicated to Premmies. Samuel is a gorgeous little man! Congradulations!! What an inspiration to see how he has grown and developed! I have enjoyed every minute I have spent at your site and will bookmark it and eturn. Again THANKS!


Jane - 01/13/00 04:24:05
My Email:blue_cherry@usa.net
Comments:


Terresa Petersen - 01/02/00 07:02:09
My URL:http://members.aol.com/terresap/babies/index.htm
My Email:TerresaP@AOL.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie Ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Ethan Rodger male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 6 weeks / Nov. 3, 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Wisconsin
Comments:
I have a very soft spot in my heart for the tiniest of God's creations....Preemies. I never thought we'd have a preemie of our own until I developed Hypertension Syndrome and was in dire straits with kidney failure and liver dysfunction. My pregnancy wa high risk to begin with, and we knew Ethan would be early, just not that early. I thank God every day that our littlest child is growing every day, he's our third. Ethan was 4lbs 2 oz at birth and is now 7 lbs 4 oz! His brother and sister just dote on him. My homepage has patterns for preemie and baby clothing. I will be adding more soon. I would like to link your page with mine, so more people will be able to use your Isolette Cover pattern. I have made one for our NICU to try out. My daughter and I ha e always enjoyed visiting "the sick babies" and leaving gifts for the staff to pass out to the babies. We (I) make everything from hats, sweaters, afghans and booties to tiny knitted stuffed animals that are baby-safe and washable.


jason & steph wilcox - 12/29/99 19:43:59
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: on the internet
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Sammantha Rose female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16 weeks early 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: SD USA
Comments:
Sammantha Rose Wilcox lived 12days before she died she was assumed to be 22 weeks at birth, she was very active. The doctors were amazed at her strength and her ability and her will to live. She was a brave little girl who gave us a chance to be a family. he is our lil' VIP.


Jennifer Red - 12/27/99 21:51:28
My Email:pollyb@gmi.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemiering
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Anna Katelyn
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 13 wks 11-15-99
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Tennessee USA
Comments:
I started writing earlier and hit the wrong button, so I'm back. Anna was born at 27 weeks, weighing 1lb 7oz, and was 14 1/4 inches long. My water broke Oct.4, and I stayed in the hospital until she was delivered by c-section Nov. 15th. My tear would r -seal only to break again. Anna is doing great. She has BPD, and has had one infection, due to feeding intloerance. She has somehow kept gaining weight. She's up to a whopping 2lbs. 4oz at 6 wks old. We live an hour and 30 min away from Anna's hospital It's really hard, but it helps to read other's comments.


Jennifer Red - 12/27/99 21:40:09
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Anna Katelyn , female bw 1lb 7oz
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 13 wkspremature 11-15-99
Comments:


Jennifer Red - 12/27/99 21:29:07
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Anna Katelyn , female bw 1lb 7oz
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 13 wkspremature 11-15-99
Comments:


Markus Rogge - 12/20/99 19:02:53
My Email:mrogge@gmx.de
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Lena Marie Rogge, female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 23+0 503g
In what state/country was the preemie born?: cologne, germany
Comments:
Lena is now 17 months old and doing very well.


cathy peterson - 11/23/99 02:54:11
My Email:cgpetersn@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie gallery
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 25 weeker born Nov.7,1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: virginia
Comments:
I loved your story. It gives me so much hope. William christopher weight is 1 lb 11 oz, 13 inches. We know it will be a long road for him, but it is encouraging to know that there is light at the end of it. God bless your sweet little boy.


Jennifer - 11/21/99 05:15:17
My Email:CrzyMa24@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Tyler and Travis
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 28 week twins /mar 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Texas
Comments:
Tyler and Travis were born at 28 weeks weighing 2 lbs each. Travis stayed in the hospital for 88 days and is doing great now (except for periodic asthma flare-ups). Tyler stayed in for 142 days. He has had a fundoplication and g-tube placement for sever reflux. Right now he is having a hard time gaining weight. We are running test after test to find a reason behind the weight thing. The boys are such blessings. They have completely changed the way I view life.


Jennifer - 11/21/99 05:10:07
My Email:CrzyMa24@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Tyler and Travis
Comments:


Norine Lunsford - 11/20/99 13:31:34
My URL:http://newbornsinneed.org/swmo
My Email:twin3@windo.missouri.org
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Onelist
Comments:
Wonderful site!! Our chapter was looking for an isolette cover for our babies. If you are unfamiliar with Newborns in Need please check out our website. Thanks


Katrina Fouts - 11/19/99 03:49:32
My Email:tchwar@hotmail.comJ
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Just found and click it.
If so, please tell name and gender: Alex M, Carolyn F
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: They were both 5 weeks early
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Missouri
Comments:
I really understand how i should have done things differently while they were in the hosipital. Ihave a unique story to tell, but i won't impose now. God grace be with you all.


11/13/99 23:16:59
Name: Free For Chat My URL: Visit Me
My Email: Email Me

Comments:
Just surfing and came accross your page Thanks


Susan Spiteri - 11/12/99 04:00:22
My Email:rspiteri@interlog.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: ivillage.com
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Brittany / female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 32weeks, 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Ontario/Canada
Comments:
Brittany was born at 32 weeks, 5 days and weighed 3lbs, 1oz which was small for her gestational term. I went into early labour due to placenta abruption (cause unknown). Brittany will be two on January 14th 2000 and is the hilight of our lives. She is eing followed up periodically by NICU occupational therapists because of her low birth weight but so far she is right on track.


Michelle Price - 11/06/99 23:13:44
My Email:precious@dtx.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: mis/web
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Autumn Richelle Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 5 weeks
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Tn.
Comments:
This is my Grandaughter. She was born stat C section at 4lbs 10 oz. She is doing really well except for bowel trouble from time to time. Her eating and sleeping pattern has gotten better. In 1998 her sister Broklyn Arianna wasn't so lucky. She was bo n with Listerios. She only weighed 2lbs. . Thank you for you page and hope everything is going well... Grandma Kathie


Alana Schuler - 11/01/99 04:48:39
My Email:shushubop@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: inkans homepage
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Marissa & Aeryn (girls)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 13 weeks early in 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Washington, USA
Comments:
I was very lucky with my girls, 13 weeks early and no major problems. But I do like reading other peoples stories. I know just how bad it might have been for us, and I like knowing we aren't the only ones for whom it went well. My girls have been home for about 2.5 months, and other then not being able to take them out and about, it has been just like having a term newborn at home. Times two, of course! :)


Christine Hill - 10/28/99 20:58:42
My Email:cmhill@bellsouth.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: browsing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Tatiana Isabel/female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 29weeks - 7/99
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Georgia
Comments:


Sherry & Terry Jones - 10/04/99 13:16:57
My URL:http://members.xoom.com/kjpreemies
My Email:Sherryjones@roadrunner.nf.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: photo gallary
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: twin's/27 week's
If so, please tell name and gender: Kaitlyn/girl-Jeremy/boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 27wks/ July 12, 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: St. John's, Newfoundland
Comments:


Kevin & Terra Johnson - 10/01/99 18:27:12
My Email:markeyte@pilot.msu.edu
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: browsing under "preemie"
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Xavier & Isaiah - boys
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 20 weeks - June 25, 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Michigan, United States
Comments:
Our twin boys were preemies (due to PPROM) and they both passed away shortly after they were born - they were beautiful! I was touched by your story and wanted to tell you how lucky you are.


Kevin & Terra Johnson - 10/01/99 17:00:46
My Email:markeyte@pilot.msu.edu
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: browsing internet
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes!!!
If so, please tell name and gender: Xavier & Isaiah - boys
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 20 weeks, 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: United States
Comments:


Tara Bowe - 09/29/99 01:35:01
My Email:red1116@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: looking for info on preemies
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Maxwell Charles Bowe/boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 6weeks early..1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Michigan/USA
Comments:
My little guy was 5lbs 6oz but still had many of the same problems that preemies much smaller had.He was born September 15,1999 because I had preeclampsia..he was due October 27th.


Edel Kuronen - 09/22/99 21:33:31
My Email:t-jukuro@online.no
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: kvasir
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Lucas Kuronen / Boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: Born at 23,5 weeks - 25.07.99
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Norway
Comments:


Sarah J. Blake - 09/09/99 05:25:13
My URL:http://www.growingstrong.org/rop
My Email:grayce@iquest.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: just surfing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: I am an ex-preemie.
If so, please tell name and gender: Sarah
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 26-27 wks, 1972
In what state/country was the preemie born?: LA, USA
Comments:
I signed this thing a while back, but the URL for the ROP page has changed and there is now an on line registry for people with ROP and their families.


Jeff Haden - 09/08/99 20:28:43
My Email:jeff_haden@yahoo.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Loma Linda University
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: YES
If so, please tell name and gender: Nathan Maxwell Haden - Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 23 weeks - Aug 28, 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: CA
Comments:


Jeanette - 09/04/99 00:38:59
My Email:bb2946@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie link
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Parker(m) Preston(m)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 29 weeks 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: utah
Comments:
What a labor of love you have created. How truly blessed you are that your little boy is so realitively untouched by his birth experience. So many babies born later have so many problems. He is truly a miracle. We have 29 week twins born due to PIH-HELLP yndrome, We too are blessed. Our boys are happy healthy five month olds with no lasting major effects of their prematurity.God is watching over all his littlest angels! =)


Nicole Amber Moss - 08/27/99 21:35:30
My Email:choover714@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: high school friend
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Angel Marie
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 7 months 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: California USA
Comments:
I'm really proud of Angel Marie. She is a real fighter. I love her with all my heart. She's an angel sent from above for me. Love, Nicole


SUE mORRIS - 08/25/99 17:54:56
My Email:suzette.m.morris@bankofamerica.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: other web sit
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: triplets 31 weeks
If so, please tell name and gender: Darby,Alexis,Tory (girls)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 31 weeks 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Oak Lawn, IL
Comments:
Your websit is awesome!!! I wish I would have read it before I had my girls. Lots of great information. Thanks


Roslyn Parker - 08/22/99 10:04:46
My Email:parkerhr@bigpond.com.au
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: On the preemie channel
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Nicholas(male) and Ashleigh(female)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: My twins were born at 27 weeks gestation, they were born on the15th September, 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Queensland, Australia
Comments:
What a great web-site, You have covered every thing parents of premmies should know. Thank-you for letting me visit you site.


Denise Ridenour - 08/18/99 20:55:00
My URL:http://www.funhousetoy.com/baby.html
My Email:ridenour@ciscorp.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: http://pages.ivillage.com/pp/cl-danae64/Preemieinfo.html
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Erik Weston Ridenour; male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 13 weeks; 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: PA/USA
Comments:
Erik was only 15.5 oz and 10.5 inches. He had BPD and was on oxygen until May, 1999. He was born 6/15 and came home 10/18/1998.


Sabrina Lapworth - 08/18/99 00:21:30
My URL:http://www.bearbear.org
My Email:Sab1211@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie board @parentsplace.com
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Kevin, M
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 34 weeker 7/2/99
In what state/country was the preemie born?: California
Comments:
What a wonderful sight!! Kevin wasn't so sick at birth, just spent a week in the NICU but I met lots of parents with really early babies. Congratulations on having such a healthy son now.


Cheryl Beckett - 08/15/99 00:52:17
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Rapids/3068
My Email:clumbrgr@memphis.edu
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Parentsplace
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Cody Gail, girl
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 24 weeker, 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Tennessee
Comments:


Rebecca - 08/14/99 04:23:31
My URL:http://www.twinboys.net
My Email:becca@twinboys.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie WebRing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: boys, Carter & Nathan
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 32 wks on 1/12/99
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Florida, USA
Comments:
I just cried and cried tears of joy when I read your website. How truly blessed you are to have such a special and handsome young boy. I too went through IVF and know the struggle of trying to be a mother. God has blessed us both with beautiful childre . Good luck on your upcoming transfer. We hope to do another IVF cycle when the boys turn 2!


Christine Clements - 08/07/99 11:58:34
My Email:mamaslove@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Cherie AnnMarie
If so, please tell name and gender: female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 34 weeks 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Indiana, USA
Comments:
This is a great site. Cherie is now 10mo. old and is as healthy as can be. She weighed 3#12oz. and 16 1/2 inches long when born today she weighs 14# 13oz and is 27 1/2 inches long. Shes my little miricale.


Laura Floyd - 07/26/99 18:16:36
My Email:don't have one yet
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: In a search
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Madison
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 29 weeks, june23 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: California
Comments:
Madison was taken by emergency C-section because she was in distress. She was 1lb. 15oz. and has IUGR. Because she was under such stress she is very tough, and only sprent one day on the respirator, and has had no major medical problems. Her family,especi lly her two older brothers(who were preemies themselves) are hopeing she comes home soon.


kelly young - 07/18/99 18:21:18
My Email:MrCharey@pacball.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: premie wb ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: no children yet
If so, please tell name and gender: n/a
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: n/a
In what state/country was the preemie born?: n/a
Comments:
Dear Susan, I find your courage and determination undescibable you and you husband are truely great parents. Your son is truely a god sent. LLUMC is a great hospi- tal for premies. I live here in Riverside and I am in the medical profession. I work for a Pediatric doctor for two years and my specality were the children with g-tubes, picc and central lines. Many times they would call me with questions, so I understand how difficulty it was for you and your husband. I am glad to hear your son is doing great. Good luck with the new baby hope you don't see a NICU again. I will check back to see you w b page in the future. Love, Kelly R Young


Heather Girouard - 07/16/99 12:54:48
My Email:hgirouard@vit.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: alta vista
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Trey Starrette
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 10 weeks early/1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Virginia/USA
Comments:
Trey was born May 20, 1999 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital weighing in at 2lbs. 10 oz. The night he was born he was breathing on his own and seemed to be an extremely healthy baby. The doctors were pretty positive that Trey would not be in the hospi al as long as most. Well 9 weeks later and 5 lbs. 7 oz., we are still there. My son has chronic reflux and Stage one ROP (which hopefully will soon fix itself). It's been a long road of more backward steps than forward ones. I am now being told due to his reflux, we will probably be there another 2 months. At first that upset me but now i'm dealing with it. He's gone through so much and it's important to me for him to be 100% when he comes home. He has taught me to be patient, which I never was befor . I'm am so blessed to be his mother.


Claudette Parker - 07/13/99 17:20:26
My Email:mpcj060790@pcinternet.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie birth stories
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Tanya Parker Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks in 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: California
Comments:
I wrote already but i would like to add that in the wash room at Loma Linda NICU my husband and i read the story of your son. It gave us faith that our daughter would make it. I would like to get in touch with you and share stories. Please email me.Our da ghter also had the PDA surgery .


Claudette Parker - 07/13/99 17:10:10
My Email:mpcj060790@pcinternet.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie birth stories
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Tanya Parker Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks in1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: California
Comments:
Our daughter was born on Halloween of 1997. She was born at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She weighed in at 1lb.10oz. and was 13"long. She was in NICU for 3 months. It is inspiring to read your story. Tanya is now a perfectly perfect 20 month old. God bless you and yours.


allison mann - 07/11/99 20:32:19
My Email:allisonmann@yahoo.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: searching
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Jeshua
If so, please tell name and gender: Jeshua,male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 28 wks 99
In what state/country was the preemie born?: GA,USA
Comments:
Thank you


Dena Roscoe - 06/21/99 04:49:26
My Email:dena.r@unsw.edu.au
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: searching the net
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Megan / Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 12wks prem/ 9-5-99
In what state/country was the preemie born?: NSW Australia
Comments:
This was my second pregnancy! I slept through the labour and delivered within 20 minutes and nearly on the hospital doorstep. It was an experience and a half.


Debbra Kurth - 06/20/99 13:37:22
My Email:jessethedog@bigpond.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: by carefull looking
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Hannah Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 25 weeks 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: queensland Australia
Comments:
I have been searching the web for information on premeeies as we are very isolated here and no-one wants us to know anything. If you know of anyone that has had bowel surgery on their premeeie please give them my address


Valerie Dunne - 06/10/99 21:25:29
My Email:valandjd@indigo.ie
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: by chance, searching through information about prematurity
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes, two boys who are survivors from a triplet pregnancy, our little girl Louise died after 2 days
If so, please tell name and gender: Stephen and Alex
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: Born August 28th 1995, just a day under 25 weeks
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Dublin, Ireland
Comments:
Just wanted to comment on how moving I found your website. I too underwent IVF treatment and know what a tough road the infertility treatment alone is. What a tough time you had. I had a lot of bleeding incidents and was on bedrest at home, though not as trict as yourself. My triplets were born by emergency C-section after unrecognised premature labour (I was sure I was in labour, the doctors were sure I wasn't). Both my boys have had (and are still having) a tough time, 5 and 6 months in hospital, etc...I don't need to tell you, you've been through so much. What I did want to mention though was my Alex sounds so much like Samuel ...He can count to thirty and can ecognize and identify both upper and lower case letters of the alphabet. Sammy is becoming quite the singer! He sings to himself quite often ... Alex never stops singing and has the most beautiful voice, knows so many songs by heart and can nearly read, b t does not really converse with us, he has developmental delays and a problem with interaction, although he is moving forward all the time. Stephen is progressing wonderfully. We also are so incredibly proud of our two sons, and our recent FT daughter, 6 eek old Amy. Sorry for going on, it's hard to comment on such things very briefly. Valerie


Joseph Pond - 06/10/99 03:18:07
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/la/babypics
My Email:joesapt@mindspring.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Samuel-boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 12 weeks-1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: georgia
Comments:
great site!!


Joan - 06/09/99 16:22:38
My URL:http://www.twinenterprises.com/trach/trachkids/kids4/hannan2.htm
My Email:rcjonesj@dmv.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: link
Comments:
What a great story you have, it's great to see that you give God all the glory for your beautiful son...


Ann-Christin Haave - 06/04/99 07:33:46
My URL:http://come.to/Ann-Christin
My Email:purr@online.no
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: by email
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: No
Comments:
This is a very good and informative page. I learned a lot from visitng here. I'm glad there are pages like this one. Keep up the good work and God bless!


Stacy Enslen - 06/02/99 21:35:32
My URL:http://www.flash.net/~denslen
My Email:aznewmom@yahoo.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: I can't remember off hand! sorry!
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes indeed.
If so, please tell name and gender: April Danielle........female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 2 months/1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Arizona
Comments:
April was due April 5th.......according to the doctors!!! Not her! She kept trying to escape at various points throughout the pregnancy. She finally succeeded on February 10th, 1997. She is now two and doing GREAT!! Our NICU was wonderful and (nearl ;-)-- only one exception! ) everyone there was fantastic. I will be starting to volunteer to make outfits for the preemies there at TMC this year. I am very excited about giving back. April will be featured locally on the Children's Miracle Network sho this weekend to help raise $$$ to help TMC's NICU as well. Sorry to be long winded. You can see some pics......although a year or so old now........@ our web page!!! Stacy


Jane - 05/31/99 17:07:01
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Bluffs/1660/
My Email:JaneSim210@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Searching
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Mario - male, Cheyenne - F, Amber -F
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 25 weekers 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: AZ, USA
Comments:
I'm glad to see other sites relating to preemies. Jane


Roslyn Parker - 05/15/99 10:46:01
My Email:parkerhr@bigpond.com.au
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: on the preemie channel
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Nicholas-male , Ashleigh-female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: My twins were born at 27 weeks gestation on the 15/09/97
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Queensland, Australia
Comments:
This is a great site to visit. I only wish that I had access to this information when my twins were in hospital. I am now visiting other parents of preemies at the hospital were my babies were born, which I find very rewarding. If you have any informat on which you think that might useful, could you please send me an e-mail. . Thank-you .


Laura Cicco - 04/15/99 17:04:11
My Email:tnciccol@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: through NIN
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Alexander - male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 6 weeks - 8-89
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Florida - USA
Comments:
At the time when my son was in the NICU they just put little layetter blankets over the units. Alexander lived 7 weeks and passed away 10-1-99. I am a chapter president for the state of Tn for Newborns in Need. Thank you, Laura Cicco


Missy Tijerina - 04/08/99 20:04:42
My Email:MissyT325@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Via the AAPI Web Site
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Daniel F. Tijerina
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 23 weeks, 5 days. Born 3/22/99
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Las Vegas, NV
Comments:


Shonn Tew - 03/26/99 05:49:09
My Email:dt319001@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: web search
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Haley,female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 10 weeks early.. in 1999
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Ks, Shawnee
Comments:


Jackie Aguilar - 03/08/99 16:00:53
My Email:jaguilar@acrux.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie Channel
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Female, Samantha Rosa
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 7 weeks early, 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: IL, USA
Comments:
Samantha Rosa was born only seven weeks early but due to severe IUGR was only 1 pound 10 ounces and 12 inches long. After much infertility trials we were ready for the fight to help our daughter. Thank goodness she also was a fighter and she came home 7 weeks later at 3 pounds 6 ounces. She is doing well now and is 51/2 months and up to 9 pounds 5 ounces. I can't wait to see her at one year!!!!!


Jackie Aguilar - 03/08/99 15:56:43
My Email:jaguilar@acrux.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie channel
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Elizabeth Parsons - 03/04/99 19:14:52
My Email:craftycrochet@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Looking for preemie patterns/crochet
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Steven Michael/Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 3 mos. early/ 1988
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Virginia
Comments:
My preemie, Steven, was born at Univ. of Va. He weighed 2 lbs. 3 ozs. and dropped to 1 lb. 13 ozs. the next day. He was at UVA for 2 months. I got to bring him home weighing 4 lbs. He was perfectly normal, lungs developed. Just needed to grow. Today he is a 10 year old brat (hahaha!) Steven is a blessing to my life and to our family. (At that time, he was the only red head in the NICU!) :)


Jennfier Hendrix - 02/25/99 17:53:22
My Email:JKHENDRIX2@AOL.COM
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: The Preemie Ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Ansley&Madison Hendrix twin identical girls
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 24 weeks and 5 days
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Alabama/U.S.
Comments:
Enjoyed your web site.


Ellen's Family - 02/22/99 15:41:17
My Email:langtved@online.no
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: We really loved it - Your story is very touching !
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes !
If so, please tell name and gender: Ellen Gulla Langtvedt
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks early in April 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Oslo, Norway
Comments:


VANDA BOERU - 02/22/99 06:03:25
My Email:m.b.noble@worldnet.att.net
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Kelly Kissane - 02/15/99 01:43:14
My Email:Kissane@email.mintcity.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: From the Preemie Extraordinaire page
If so, please tell name and gender: Brenden James Kissane
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 17 weeks, 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Lansing, MI
Comments:
This is a wonderful webpage, very insperational. We went through 11 years of infertility inclulding pergenol, metrodin, GIFT with no sucess. We were told that there was only a 1% chance to conceive on our own, Now we have a beautiful, healthy son thanks to the grace of GOD. We have been told countless times that not many 23 weekers make it so we count our blessings every day. Thank you for your time & this wonderful webpage


carol anderson - 02/14/99 03:58:44
My Email:carolyanderson@netscape.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: "preemies"
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Robert Ballard, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 23.5 weeker b. 11-29-97
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Texas
Comments:


Angela Brady - 02/12/99 03:28:58
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: through Inkan's site
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Colin William
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 wks. early in '98
In what state/country was the preemie born?: New York
Comments:
Thank you for sharing your story with me. It is very encouraging to know that there are great outcomes!


Angela Brady - 02/12/99 03:24:22
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rayner family - 02/04/99 20:16:54
My Email:rayner6 @wans.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: looking up preemie info
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Taylor rae Derouin-Rayner
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: she was 32 weeks 1999 we are the adoptive parents
In what state/country was the preemie born?: las vegas nevada
Comments:
we have 4 boys ages 8,4,2,4months and we have been blessed with an angel her birth mother was not ready to be a mother and we took over we are not only challangeing the fact that shes a preemie but the adoption is a lot of red tape good luck to all it is special blessing no matter how big or small...


Marla Caneer - 01/28/99 06:55:52
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/heartland/ridge/1511/crochet.html
My Email:hookthread@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: link on charity page
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: no
Comments:
I am trying to start a group in my area to benefit newborns in need and will put a link up to your site if that's OK so that others may see how this cover is made. You may visit my site at the url above or the NIN (which I am not a part of yet but would l ke to be soon) at www.newbornsinneed.org.


carol anderson - 01/25/99 04:19:34
My Email:jimboballard@netscape.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie ring
If so, please tell name and gender: robert, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 23.5 wks, b 11-29-97, 1 lb 9 oz
In what state/country was the preemie born?: texas
Comments:
hi. just visiting your site learning about other extremely premature babies. robert is 14 (10) months old now and doing exceptionally well. we still keep him isolated to reduce infection risk, but he appears to be pretty "normal". i guess that things are ust now settling down. it's been a bumpy ride.


Jennifer Malinski - 01/18/99 21:18:32
My Email:bmalinski@earthlink.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: surfing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Hunter Malinski Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks in 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Minnesota
Comments:
Hunter weighed 1 lb. 11oz when he was born on August 26, 1998(our three year wedding anniversary.) He came home on November 24, 1998, two weeks before his actual due date. He is such a blessing.


Megan Clancy - 01/17/99 20:46:09
My Email:megan2@ix.netcom.com
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Sure!
If so, please tell name and gender: Megan Clancy, F
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 26 weeks, 1976
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Boston MA USA
Comments:
My twin sister, 1 lb 7 oz, and I, 2 lbs, dont remember anything abour being in the NICU for 6 months but I found it interesting and educational about how fragile preemies are...as wondered why NICU lights were always dim, babies' eyes covered, etc. My sis and I both have many complications but today requirew no machines, etc...but I have mild ROP without any nec. intervention and my sis has hyaline mem disease so is a bit pneumonia prone..but only happens once a while! I wud love meeting more preemies out there as we all have such a unique connection!


The Campbell's - 01/10/99 19:16:58
My Email:secst@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: the Preemie Channel
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Samuel Edison
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16 weeks early in 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Arizona, USA
Comments:
I enjoyed the site! It's comforting to know that there are so many of "us" out there. I look forward to telling my Sam's story, and reading updates!


Lynda - 12/30/98 01:52:49
My Email:BrassEye@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: web search
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Hope Odessa Daniels Finger/Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: born at 23 weeks Nov.1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Florida/USA
Comments:
I am Hope's great aunt... I have found this site very helpful. I would like to thank you for sharing this information it has helped our family through a very hard time. We live 1500 miles from little Hope and by finding this information and sharing it w th Hope's mother it allows us to feel as though we are helping in a small way. I especially love the fact that you have the isolette cover pattern online to share with others my mother in law is making one for Hope as she didn't have one. Thanks again s much and congratulations on the birth of your son Samuel we are so happy for you both! Enjoy years of love together. Lynda & Brian


Michael Bender - 12/23/98 20:06:28
My Email:redneb@juno.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: The Preemie Ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Michaela Christine Bender (female)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16 weeks premature (May 1998)
In what state/country was the preemie born?: California
Comments:
I enjoyed your website. I would like to get one up for Michaela soon. Thanks for sharing about your difficult and wonderous experience. My wife and I know some of what you have been through...


Rachel Rich - 12/11/98 06:48:22
My URL:http://www.rmi.net/~chanse
My Email:mamaardra@yahoo.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: just browsing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Victoria RaeAnna Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks early Mar. 2, 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Colorado Springs, CO
Comments:
This is a wonderful site! Kudos to you for educating parents of preemies and the world about how special our little ones are! :-)


scarolet mudd - 11/25/98 02:21:06
My Email:sprmoon27@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: surfing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: cheyenne girl
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 7weeks/9-30-98
In what state/country was the preemie born?: clarksville,tn
Comments:
my preemie weighed 4 lbs 13oz. and 18 inches long. she is now 2 months old and got her shots. she now weighs 6lbs and 11oz and 21 inches long. I really enjoy your web site.


brenda - 11/11/98 02:25:52
My Email:lyons@wavecomputers.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: aapi - custom cover for isolette
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: MIchael James
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16 weeks early - born 11/1/98
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Missouri - USA
Comments:
i'd been having trouble finding 'real' practical advise online or anywhere for that matter - i'm so glad i stumbled onto your site - i thought i would get an isolette pattern and found a truelly informative site..thanks!


David Stickrod - 11/05/98 22:11:16
My URL:http://over.to/rivermusic
My Email:rivermusic@geocities.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: We're neighbors in geocities
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: nope.
Comments:
My wife, friends,and I would love to be involved with any prayers you or people you know might have. We are blessed to have neighbors like you!


Kim Brown - 11/05/98 05:50:42
My Email:dwnthistle@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: tommys cyber friends
If so, please tell name and gender: Keefer, Boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 13 weeks, 2/27/98
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Colorado
Comments:
I love your site, it is one of my favorites. You have compiled some wonderful information. I am the mother of two preemies due to HELLP's. Keegan now 5yrs was 3lb 6oz, and Keefer was 1lb 15 oz, now 12lbs. Both have been quite the journey and learning xperience. Your little one is very handsome and I am sure keeping you very busy. I admire you for having such a wonderful site to share with everyone. Someday when I get the time I would love to write our story down. Thank you!!


Stephanie, Brian, & Jacob - 11/04/98 14:32:59
My URL:http://www.angelfire.com/nc/iluvmy2lueders/index.html
My Email:Srs8ball@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie channel
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: I had a 25 weeker. Is still in the hospital. He is now 38 wks. His name is Jacob!
If so, please tell name and gender: Jacob, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 25 wks. 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: USA
Comments:
Great web site. Love preemies!! Take Care!


Melody Garland - 11/02/98 04:40:34
My Email:sweetmelody@mailcity.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: yahoo search/preemies
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes, my niece
If so, please tell name and gender: Taylor Jay Mize/Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: Born 10/31/98 @ 25 wks gestation
In what state/country was the preemie born?: California, United States
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Dana Hess - 11/02/98 01:39:53
My Email:dmhess31@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie Web Ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Sierra Rose Hess - Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 8 weeks early - 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: CA/USA
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Jennifer Snow - 10/20/98 11:52:57
My Email:righttrk@foryou.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie Channel Links
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes!
If so, please tell name and gender: Isaac Paul, boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 24 wks. 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Ohio, USA
Comments:
Actually this is the grandma, Dawn, and have found your link very informative! I printed it so my daughter can read it and maybe even let the nurses read it at the hosp. Isaac is at the best hosp. for preemies in the state and has done well so far. He is eing weaned off his blood pressure medicine, his heart rate and breathing are very good and mom hopes to start him on breast milk soon!! Thanks for sharing your story


Al & Phyllis Green - 10/09/98 01:44:04
My Email:greentexns@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Searching the net
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Ryan Anthony Green (Boy)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: @32 weeks 10/1/98
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Tampa Florida
Comments:
Our little Ryan was born @ 32 weeks and his is such a fighter. Ryan weighed 2lbs. 15ozs. and was 15 inches long. God has truly blessed us with him. Our hearts go out to anyone going through this simular situation.


Susan Tipton - 10/08/98 16:07:12
My Email:susantipton@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: newborns in need link
Comments:
I would be interested in making some of these to donate to our local neonatal unit. Would that be ok? Thanks, Susan


Randy & Brenda Howard - 10/07/98 08:13:04
My Email:my_joha@juno.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Our daughter was looking up preemie web sites and yours was on the list. Sounded interesting.
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: David Josiah Howard
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 27 wks born 8-14-98
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Washington, USA
Comments:
David is 7 1/2 wks old now, still in the hospital, but doing very well and is expected to be released as soon as we can get the breastfeeding thing going. He's done remarkably well, no major problems and has gone from a birthweight of 2lb 11oz to 5lb 6oz I never thought 4 and 5 pounds would sound so big! David is our 10th child and our first preemie. Having a preemie changes a lot of previous thoughts about babies and there is sure a lot of new things to learn. They are really different, but as you have said about your Sam, I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. They are more than worth it.


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10/04/98 11:48:11
Name: Bad Bunny My URL: Visit Me
My Email: Email Me

Comments:
Nice page. Very informative. Keep it up.


Debbie - 10/02/98 17:29:56
My Email:Tabby294@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie web ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Ryan Matthew
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 11 weeks-6/11/97
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Illinois
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Sandy Davis - 10/01/98 17:37:40
My Email:gerard@ns.sympatico.ca
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie search
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Megan (F)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 12 weeks early in '97
In what state/country was the preemie born?: N.B. Canada
Comments:


Penny Lovely - 09/29/98 22:43:06
My Email:FunkyDL@mindspring.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Through the preemie channel
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Paul david Lovely boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: Paul was born at 33 weeks and his birthday is July 25, 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Atlanta, GA USA
Comments:
I really appreciate the much needed information. I wish I had it when Paul was born. I learned the importance of scripture when I had Paul. I had our favorite verses taped on Pauls Isolette. Thank you for sharing your lives with me. Penny


Angel Simmons - 09/25/98 01:53:42
My Email:RAK@Bellsouth.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: searching
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: YES
If so, please tell name and gender: Katie/female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 27 weeks/1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Tennessee
Comments:
Thank you for having such a wonderful page, where parents can "show off" their precious miracles. My Katie was 3 months early. She has had several near death experiences but the Lord has taken care of her. She was diagnosed with 3 bleeds in her brain ca sing cerebral palsy. She wears glasses. She has a skull abnormality and had to wear a helmet for 4 months. She has a micky(gt)button that I feed her through. She is crawling now(14 months). She is always happy and is always smiling(even when she gets a hot). She has been through so much and life is a challange everyday but to her, it is all she knows. We thank God everyday for our precious Katie(now 21.5 pounds!)


Toni Davis - 09/19/98 23:35:52
My Email:toni.davis3@gte.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: searching
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Kody Davis - boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 25 weeks 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: utah
Comments:


Paula Hillock - 09/18/98 01:02:23
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Via Link
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Skylar/Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: Born at 29 wks/1995
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Arizona
Comments:
God Blessed our Skylar. To date, no residual effects from her prematurity other than ear infections, mild asthma. She will be 3 November 11th and you would never know by looking at her that she was born 3 months before she was supposed to. The even mor amazing thing: She was due January 26th, 1996; she was born November 12, 1995, and was able to come home December 23, 1995. Talk about the most amazing recovery. She had 2 grade 2 Intercranial hemmorages, which resolved themselves within 2 weeks. She weighed 2 Lbs. 9 Ozs. when she was born; she now weighs 23 Lbs., the same weight as my 7 month old son who was carried to term.


Paula Hillock - 09/18/98 00:58:59
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Via Link
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Skylar/Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: Born at 29 wks/1995
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Arizona
Comments:
God Blessed our Skylar. To date, no residual effects from her prematurity other than ear infections, mild asthma. She will be 3 November 11th and you would never know by looking at her that she was born 3 months before she was supposed to. The even mor amazing thing: She was due January 26th, 1996; she was born November 12, 1995, and was able to come home December 23, 1995. Talk about the most amazing recovery. She had 2 grade 2 Intercranial hemmorages, which resolved themselves within 2 weeks. She weighed 2 Lbs. 9 Ozs. when she was born; she now weighs 23 Lbs., the same weight as my 7 month old son who was carried to term.


Melinda Mican - 09/16/98 02:21:44
My Email:mmican@yahoo.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: search-preemie
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Timothy Allen/ male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 6wk, 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: texas
Comments:
Tiny TIMMY was born weighing in at 3 lb 11 oz and has 2 older brothers, I Believe that the nursing staff in the hospitals should be given much more recognition in what they do. Timmy was in for 3 wks and came home weighing in at 4 lbs. Today he is a healthy rambuncious 10 mo old, cruisin around the furniture and standing at the front door yelling BYEBYEBYEBYE...


gina tedder, rnc - 09/10/98 18:12:25
My Email:gtrnc56@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Jordan's page
Comments:
I am a NICU nurse and I just found your wonderful web site. You can be sure that I wil recommend your website to my parents for your "computer" support -- which there can never be enough of. I copied your isolette cover and plan to try to make one - we resently use a different type and I really like this one. As a parent of a preemie you are both very special people chosen to be the parents of a very special child. Best wishes.


Flavia Penido - 08/29/98 01:46:26
My Email:pperez@mandic.com.br
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: The Preemie Ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: YES
If so, please tell name and gender: Leo (male)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: at 27 weeks gestation - 1996
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
Comments:
I got emotional when I saw your page! Your son is very very cute, and I wish I've known this page when my son was born. Thank God my baby is now 20 months, and started at school in august. He's doing OK! Flavia


Barb Wade - 08/27/98 13:09:48
My Email:ladybug@csonline.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: NIN
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: James Lee [male]
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 2 Months 1969
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Pa. USA
Comments:
My preemie was taken to be with the Lord 5 hours after his birth. Soon, I will be going to be with him. God Bless All


Lynn Shahan - 08/24/98 02:01:33
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/9687
My Email:dpshahan@msn.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes, twins
If so, please tell name and gender: Austin and Ashli (b/g)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: born at 24 weeks gestation in 1994
In what state/country was the preemie born?: WV/USA
Comments:
What a wonderful homepage! I was randomly visiting preemie pages (catching up on new ones) and wow, could not leave yours! So much great support information. I will be sure to link this page when I do next updates on ours! Love and Hugs! Lynn


Adriana Walls - 08/21/98 08:49:56
My Email:walls@integrityonline7.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Timothy Bryan, baby boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks early, 7-1-98
In what state/country was the preemie born?: CA, USA
Comments:
God has truly done a beautiful miracle with Samuel. He is a true inspiration for all of us.


shayla wood - 08/13/98 04:18:55
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: looking for preemies
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: kaleb wood (Boy)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 2 months 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: springfield mo
Comments:
his weight was 2 pounds 12 oz and 15 inch long he was in the hospital 6 weeks we brought him home on Jan 23 1998 and he was born on his dad's birthday on dec 17 1997


cayliegh tillett - 08/12/98 18:38:08
My Email:rsfell@globalnet,co.uk
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: good
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: sophie female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 1998 17 weeks early
In what state/country was the preemie born?: england
Comments:


Mary Biernaczonek - 08/03/98 19:37:15
My Email:zephyr39@ix.netcom.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie-L
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Marisa, girl
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 24 weeks, 1/97
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Royal Oak, MI
Comments:
Marisa is a VIP not only because she came into this world at 24 weeks and at 1lb 6oz., but because she had to lose her identical twin sister Mara a mere 14 1/2 hours after birth. Marisa had a 4mo and 5 day hospital stay, suffered from BPD, ROP (surgery was done at about her due date), O2 dependency (she came home with it for 6 weeks), Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, at least 8 blood transfusions. Today, Marisa is a normal 18mo old. She currently only has to be watched for her ROP yearly, and she had surgery to fix her crossed eyes in April. She is a true blessing. Mary


Sarah Blake - 08/03/98 01:30:30
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Wellesley/9641/rop.html
My Email:grayce@iquest.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: the preemie ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: I am a ex-preemie.
If so, please tell name and gender: Sarah, female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 26-27 weeks GA, 1972
In what state/country was the preemie born?: LA, USA
Comments:
My URL leads to info about ROP and reflections of an adult preemie.


Teri Calhoun - 07/31/98 17:02:25
My Email:tcalh359@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: address was sent to me
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Katie Delane Calhoun--female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 1998--26 weeker
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Georgia---USA
Comments:
Wonderful job! Thanks so much for the information! Teri


Nikki Rohrback - 07/31/98 12:09:49
My Email:nrohrbac@marauder.millersv.edu
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: you told me about it
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: male - Dylan Thomas Rohrback
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: at 27 weeks - 7/9/98
In what state/country was the preemie born?: PA
Comments:


Lenita Gilreath - 07/22/98 16:26:56
My URL:http://www.newbornsinneed.org/centralalabama
My Email:lenitag@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Marianne Doty
Comments:


Sterling - 07/16/98 15:58:41
My Email:shhart@wfubmc.edu
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie-L
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Nicholas - male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 13 weeks early - 12/97
In what state/country was the preemie born?: NC, USA
Comments:


kimberly b. griffith - 07/11/98 06:35:31
My URL:http://ttkbtwkeg2@prodigy.com
My Email:ttkbtwkeg2@prodigy.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: looking for info on cerebral palsy
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: katherine elizabeth griffith/female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 6 weeks/1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: south carolina
Comments:


Marie Woodruff - 07/11/98 04:27:22
My Email:MariesGang@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: thru the aol message boards
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes, three of them!
If so, please tell name and gender: all girls, see below
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: born October 19, 1995 at 28 weeks
In what state/country was the preemie born?: New Jersey, USA
Comments:
I had to sign your book since our kids are just about the same age, my girls will be three on 10/19, due January 9. I had triplets, my last daughter Marygrace Therese lived only a short time after birth. She was 1 lb 6 oz and 12" long. My other two gir s, Alice Margaret (2 lbs 6 oz, 14") and Jennifer Claire (2 lbs 1 oz, 14-1/2") are just about caught up except for some mild delays in Jen and moderate ones in Alice. They are into everything, and it's great (most of the time anyway haha). God knew the p in I went thru back then, burying one daughter and living the NICU life with the other two for 6 and 8 weeks. He rewarded me beyond measure when my son David Anthony was born 12/1/97, four days late! At 7 lbs 4 oz and 21" he was huge!! Having a kid who is doing age appropriate things is mighty strange, so is having three kids under three! But after all the infertility struggles and heartaches, we're happy to be one big nutty gang. Keep up the good work on the web page! Sincerely, Marie Woodruff


Kimberly Sherwood - 07/10/98 02:29:05
My Email:Kimbos1@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Charles F. Sherwood IV (Charlie)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 14 1/2 wks (May 1998)
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Indiana / USA
Comments:
I admire your family's courage and dedication. I don't know where I would be without the wonderful support of my husband, family and friends. Charlie was born weighing in at 2 lbs and 6 oz; now he weighs 3 lbs and 2 oz. He just "graduated" to the other side of the NICU, and the Dr is guessing that he will be home in about 3 to 4 weeks.


michael &melinda allen - 07/09/98 02:31:55
My Email:mmallen@xit.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: surfing the net
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: michael 'trey' allen - male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 24 weeker...september 15, 1995
In what state/country was the preemie born?: texas
Comments:
We applaud your web page with the info about the birth of your son. What an inspiration your story would have been to us during the rough times after Trey's birth. Trey was born at 24 weeks weighing 1 lb. and 4 ozs. Thanks to the grace of God he did not have any bleeds but did have to undergo eye surgery at two months of age. The doctors told us he would never be normal and would most likely be blind. Today, Trey is a happy, healthy two year old. He sees perfectly without the help of glasses and has t e vocabulary of a 4 year old. He is truly a blessing from the Lord. For those who do not believe that God works miracles, Trey is a walking example of the miracles possible through faith in the Lord.


Sall Glick - 06/30/98 12:00:23
My Email:theglicks@erols.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-1 email
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Robert Stanley Stoddard Glick (male)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 7 weeks (but measured at 29 weeks) 1996
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Maryland/USA
Comments:
You son is gorgeous! Thanks for the wonderful web page! I wish I had found this when Robert was born.


Sue Rawley - 06/22/98 20:10:14
My Email:srawley@granahan.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Alexander and Aaron (2*M)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 1995, 12 wks early (one was IUGR)
In what state/country was the preemie born?: MA - USA
Comments:
I love to hear about success stories. That is how I feel about our story. Alex and Aaron will be 3 y.o. in 8 days! Alex is ~35 pounds, almost 39 inches, and Aaron (our peanut) is ~22 pounds and ~34.5 inches - cute as a button! They can be seen on my m m's webpage, but don't have the url. email me if you want it!


Laurene Clark - 06/22/98 02:46:41
My Email:klclark@portup.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Premmie Ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Michael Thomas/Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 34weeks 1# 9 oz.
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Wisconsin
Comments:
wow, I can't beleive We've made it...... Michael is now 31/2 and is doing so well!!!!


Marguerite - 06/20/98 04:01:29
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/enchantedforest/tower/3296
My Email:muddycat@webtv.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l post
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Gavin Thompson/male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16 weeks early/1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: utah
Comments:
Hi Susan, Ive been reading your posts on preemie-l and finally decided to look in on Samuel's web page. I always love the way you sign your e-mail. About doing it again in a heartbeat. The first time I read it, it touched me so much, I cried. I know h w you feel...


Vee Ashley-Parker - 06/17/98 17:42:42
My URL:http://www.parkers.ster
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: by search
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Sterling Coleman Parker, Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 22 weeks, 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Montg., Alabama
Comments:
I was excited to read about other preemies on the net. The topics presented are very useful and inspiring to read. Giving birth and caring for a preemie is an experience in itself.


Heather Irwin - 06/12/98 13:16:28
My Email:hunter@swpc.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Hunter - male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 14 weeks 6-17-97
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Texas - USA
Comments:


Dusti Bailey - 06/12/98 11:31:31
My URL:http://www.ameritech.net/users/bradxx/bailey.htm
My Email:bradxx@ameritech.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Gavin Bailey (male)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 7 weeks early on 6/23/97
In what state/country was the preemie born?: IN
Comments:
What a wonderful page. I hope everything just gets better. God bless you!


Liz Gaynor - 06/11/98 14:20:47
My Email:ricgay@ois.net.au
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Browsing
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: YES
If so, please tell name and gender: Bridget (F)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 23 weeker (1997)
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Western Australia
Comments:
Bridget is now 10 mths old and am still finding it very daunting and sometimes lonely. I feel I have nothing in common with FT babies and their parents. Regards, Liz


Sharon - 06/11/98 12:52:14
My Email:Sharonjr51@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Very special niece
If so, please tell name and gender: Hannah, Female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 23 1/2 weeks, 6/6/98
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Indiana
Comments:
Wonderful success stories, I research information for my sister and pass it along to her. Hannah continues to have good and bad days and at one month Hannah has far surpassed any of the predictions made by healthcare workers. Although still on a ventilat r support, she's taking 6 cc formula/hour and has gained a whopping 7 1/2 ounces since her birthweight of 1 lb 2 oz. YEAH HANNAH!!!


Lisa Devenuto - 06/11/98 03:26:52
My Email:iknowiknow@yahoo.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l forum
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes twins
If so, please tell name and gender: Madison & Devon girls
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 12 weeks 12-23-97
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Pennsylvania USA
Comments:
First, I am thrilled to hear your child is doing so well. Thank God. I can't imagine what you have been through. I felt like I went through a lot. I wish you the very best of luck and I am enjoying your website.


Debbie Cox - 06/09/98 13:52:12
My Email:debbie@dhr.state.nc.us
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie1
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Sure
If so, please tell name and gender: Samuel, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 8 weeks
In what state/country was the preemie born?: North Carolina
Comments:
I too had an "answer to prayer" which is another translation of Samuel. The name I had picked out did not seem to fit when Sam attempted to be born at 31 weeks, with severly underdeveloped lungs. 6 days, 2 rounds of betamethazone, and LOTS of prayers la er Samuel was born breathing on his own! Prayers were also answered when Samuel's birth mother realized she would be unable to care for him and chose me to be his mother. I bet your Samuel is going to have fun in the great big germy world! Thanks for c eating this wonderful site!


Amanda - 06/09/98 08:34:12
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/2601
My Email:starmama30@yahoo.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes!
If so, please tell name and gender: Jayden Tivon Smulevitz (boy)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 29 weeks, December 11, 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: California
Comments:
Sam is adorable. You are so incredibly blessed and fortunate to have him. Many, many kudos to you for all you have had to deal with and the strides you have made with your son.


Linda Coleman - 06/09/98 00:56:19
My Email:Budman@magpage.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: From Preemie1 bb
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: sure
If so, please tell name and gender: Jennifer, female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 6 weeks early 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Delaware, PA
Comments:
Beautiful page, your story moved me to tears. Samuel is a handsome fellow! Take care. I feel guilty even calling my own daughter 'preemie' in light of your story.


jill - 06/04/98 17:40:51
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: carter, sara, and zane
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 33 weeks, 1998
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Oklahoma City
Comments:
What a touching, inspiring story and web site. Thank you for sharing. I especially enjoyed your scriptures. A special one to me during my pregnancy was Isaiah 40:31 -- They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wing as eagles. God Bless.


Julie Moen - 06/04/98 03:11:58
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/8699
My Email:jmmoen@ix.netcom.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie-L support Group
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: YES!!!!
If so, please tell name and gender: Alexandra Jillian - female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 7 weeks early 6/24/97
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Ohio, United States
Comments:
Thank you for having such a wonderful site. Alexandra is currently being testing for immune system problems. While she doesn't have any massive problems she is constantly getting ill (severely). Your site has helped. Thank you.


Diane Aronow - 06/03/98 01:24:18
My Email:Magic7761@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: from Susan on Preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Melanie Jordan (f)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 30 weeker (5/7/98)
In what state/country was the preemie born?: NY, USA
Comments:
This is a great web site. The scripture favorites made me cry! You have a beautiful boy!!


Trish Brown - 05/24/98 01:40:52
My Email:Lsby@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: link
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Brayden, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 33 weeks, 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Florida, USA
Comments:


Denny Y. Lo - 05/21/98 23:15:32
My Email:twincouple@hotmail.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: from Mrs. Susan Warren
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: No
Comments:
Mrs. Warren - Sammy is very lucky to have two such loving and caring parents. Sammy will have a wonderful and blessed journey ahead of him because his parents love him so very much. Also, it's very nice of you to put this web site together and to share ll the information with other. You have done a great job!! :)


Grandma Warren - 05/15/98 02:06:33
My Email:Steve
Comments:
Sam's life is certainly evidence of God's wonderful love. He is truly a miracle and we all praise God for that. He must have some very special plans for you, Sam. I can hardly wait to see what they will be. I love you and have great memories of our t mes together. Lovingly, Grandma Warren


Denise - 05/14/98 01:14:49
My Email:sumrdey@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: searching the web
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes!
If so, please tell name and gender: Derrick male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 29 weeker Feb. 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: CA
Comments:


Mary Perry - 05/07/98 02:22:38
My Email:perrymc@home.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Susan
Comments:
I was deeply moved by your update on Sammy, and again moved and amazed by your web site. When did you have time to create this!?! I have never experienced the birth and trial of a preemie, but I do know intimatel of the Lord's sustaining power through times that otherwise would be unendurable. ( Is that a word?) You are truly living the miracle of God's grace. Love!


Kelly Brion - 05/05/98 17:37:28
My URL:http://members.aol.com/sloan87/casey.html
My Email:sloan87aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: a friend emailed an update from your mother; her father-inlaw knows your mother
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Casey Brion Anderson, Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 24 weeker born 5/25/96
In what state/country was the preemie born?: pa/usa
Comments:
I am so happy that Sammy is making antibodies. I have been following Sam's Story on preemie-l. What a great example of faith his story is. I can understand how much you wanted a child. Our son was the result of my fifth pregnancy and after losing 4 babie it took a giant leap of faith to believe our tiny miracle would not only live but thrive! God bless all of you.


Laura M. Alvarez - 05/04/98 01:14:27
My Email:laurmann@att.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: post on preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Armand Tomas Alvarez, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 30 weeks, 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: New Jersey, USA
Comments:
to Sammy, Congratulations on comming a long way. Best wishes to you and your family. Wishing you all a happy, HEALTHY life together. God Bless. LOL Laura


Tami and CorbinFaith Gressman - 05/03/98 23:55:29
My Email:gressmans.faith@juno.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Corbin Faith - girl
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 22.6wks 4/27/97
In what state/country was the preemie born?: FL/USA
Comments:
so great to finally see miracle Sammy! He is just precious!


Great-Grandmother June Wilshire - 05/03/98 22:45:07
Comments:
I am amazed at this whole program. It is so wonderful to see how God works in mysterious ways. We have our wonderful Sammyboy. Love, Great-Grandma June.


Taylor Danille Pulliam - 05/03/98 02:46:52
My URL:http://CNDPULLIAM@aol.com
My Email:same
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie web ring
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Taylor Danielle Pulliam(girl)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks early in 4/5/96
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Reno, Nevada
Comments:
Taylor, was born 15 weeks early. We didnt think she had a chance. She is now 2 yrs. old & very feisty. She does have alot of problems, but she is loved by everybody who meets her. She cares alot about all of the preemie babys out there and wants to kn w how they are doing, so please write us & let us know. Love, Taylor, & her mommy


Taylor Danielle Pulliam - 05/03/98 02:40:26
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Melanie Patzkowski - 04/29/98 20:57:16
My Email:melanie_patzkowski@peter.biola.edu
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Ginger Wilshire recommended it.
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: No, my Sebastian was 19.5 weeks premature and died within minutes of his birth.
Comments:
What little I've seen looks fabulous, and I intend to return when I have a chance. It is apparent that you have put a great deal of thought and work into this.


The Belsky Family - 04/29/98 04:16:34
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/heartland/flats/7045
My Email:crdb@netcom.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: I'm on the preemie-l list
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Maybe
If so, please tell name and gender: Daniel, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: Born at 33.5 , 1996
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Virginia
Comments:
I love reading your comments on the list and had to meet your family! Cindy Belsky


Lohri Phelan - 04/28/98 15:00:26
My Email:lphelan@beckman.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Through Sue.
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: No, but I worried when I was pregnant with my twins.
Comments:
Sue and Steve, what a handsome boy Sammy is!!! It is nice to see pictures of him finally. I so admire all your courage, stamina, and love. You certainly fought for Sammy's life. He is lucky to have you both as parents. (Wonderful web page-- you have nspired me to take a class.)


Grandma Wilshire - 04/27/98 22:55:33
My URL:http://www.biola.edu/
My Email:ginger_wilshire@peter.biola.edu
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Susan gave me the info
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: A beautiful Preemie grandson
If so, please tell name and gender: Sammy Maxwell Warren; boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 23 wks; Oct. 1995
In what state/country was the preemie born?: California
Comments:
Susan, You have done such an amazing job putting this web site together. I am so very proud of you. Dear Sammy is such a precious child. You and Steve have given Sammy so much love and care. To be honest I would not have wished for Sammy to have been bo n so early, but I am thankful to have been a part of seeing this miracle take place and to be of help to you whenever I can. Love, Mom


Colleen Beshta - 04/27/98 05:14:04
My Email:robinb@escape.ca
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie-l e-mail
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Jordan - male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 28.5 weeks - 1993
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Winnipeg, MB. Canada
Comments:
Susan -- thank you so much for sharing your web site with us. Sam is truly a Miracle!! Hugs, Colleen


Stephanie & Ron - 04/26/98 04:10:56
My Email:bras@localline.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: via preemie l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Alexander - boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 24 weeks : 6-7-94
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Dallas, Texas
Comments:
What an incredible story you have!!! WOW! I considered all these little guys miracles but the things you endured as a mother....I salute you!! God Bless.


Kim Jones - 04/25/98 04:08:06
My Email:kjones@mhtc.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Brett (M) Bailey (F)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 29 wks, 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: WI
Comments:
This is a wonderful site. Thanks so much for sharing your story.


Christi - 04/25/98 02:36:43
My URL:http://clark.net/pub/tmoore/macy
My Email:christihayes@msn.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: post on preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes!
If so, please tell name and gender: Macy Kathryn (girl)
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 15 weeks early/1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Florida/USA
Comments:
Susan -- love your site, especially the table of contents spelling out Sammy's nickname in blocks. Very nice job! Christi


Ami Logan - 04/25/98 01:23:39
My URL:http://members.tripod.com/~AnderPander/home1.html
My Email:vader1@ix.netcom.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: surfed in
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Andrew Logan - Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 30wks born 3-13-97
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Michigan, Usa
Comments:
A Hello to the Warren Family! Congrats on surviving the preemie expierence enough to help other out!


Michele Trackman - 04/24/98 21:34:10
My Email:michele.trackman@internetmci.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: from your preemie-l post
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Zoe - female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 11 weeks early-1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: PA
Comments:
It is so great to finally see pictures of Sammy, he is really adorable!!


Laura Biddle-Bruckman - 04/24/98 19:39:50
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/7553/index.html
My Email:laurab@in.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: through Preemie-L
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes!
If so, please tell name and gender: Grace Susan Victoria...a girl, obviously!!
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 10/30/97
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Indiana
Comments:
Sammy...you are beautiful! I have heard so much about you but seeing you just took my breath away. You are a special little guy...and what special parents you have--how lucky you are that God chose them to be your parents.


tina yows - 04/24/98 17:55:09
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/2085
My Email:rtyows@vvm.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Lisa - girl
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: she was born a 24 weeker in 1994
In what state/country was the preemie born?: TEXAS
Comments:
i REALLY enjoyed reading about your NICU stay. This cutie pie is our new foster child...and while i never had to go through the NICU experience...stories like this one really help me to understand what all she has gone through and how she got to be such little fighter!!


Dave - 04/24/98 17:40:11
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/heartland/park/1037
My Email:moxies@centuryinter.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie list
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Makenna/girl
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 9 week early 2 pounds 5 ounces
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Wisconsin
Comments:
Great site!!!


Cori Smith - 04/24/98 17:09:50
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/8095/
My Email:corilayn@swbell.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Bo Smith, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 24 wkr. 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Texas, USA
Comments:
What a wonderful and informative site! You've done a great job telling Sammy's story and explaining the many things that your family has faced in "preemie-dom". I absolutely love it!


Sherilyn A. Herron - 04/24/98 16:52:49
My Email:smherron@epix.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l list
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Conal Brennus Herron, male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 11 wks early, 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: PA/USA
Comments:
Nice web page, Susan! Sam is darling! Love that happy little face!


Melissa Armstrong - 04/24/98 16:18:13
My URL:http://www.pebbs.com/melissa/curtis
My Email:macin@vnet.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Curtis
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 30 weeks, 1995
In what state/country was the preemie born?: NC
Comments:
Glad to finally get a peek at Sammy...he's a cutie!


Tammy and Taylor Bangs - 04/24/98 16:07:09
My URL:http://home.earthlink.net/~gbangs/advice.html
My Email:gbangs@earthlink.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: email list
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Taylor Bangs
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 12 weeks early, in 93
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Florida, USA
Comments:
Hi Susan, Just wanted to say what a wonder job!!!!! It is great to see pictures of you and your wonderman!!!!! Great work! From Tammy and her kidwonder - Taylor!


gail heigele - 04/24/98 16:01:34
My Email:heig@midusa.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Zane, boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 31 wks on 1/31/97
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Kansas, USA
Comments:
Susan, I really enjoyed your website! I've been thinking about making a page for Zane but haven't gotten around to it, (and don't know how). Sam really is a miracle, you must feel so blessed-


Eveline Fu - 04/24/98 15:52:30
My URL:http://jav.uta.edu/~xxfdh
My Email:fuyc@lmtas.lmco.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Jacqueline Fu, girl
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 16 weeks early,DOB:9/8/96
In what state/country was the preemie born?: TX/USA
Comments:


Jayna Satter - 04/24/98 15:18:10
My URL:http://members.aol.com/moms2moms
My Email:Moms2Moms@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie-l listserv
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Brayden, Male
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 29 wkr, 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: USA
Comments:
You have a wonderful site! With your permission, I would love to add this site to my Useful Links on my own preemie site.


Debbie Aleman - 04/23/98 20:35:08
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Cottage/2846
My Email:RND528@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Sienna Emily Aleman, female
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 14 weeks early, 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: FL, USA
Comments:
Great page!! Very informative and interesting. You truly are a miracle. Debbie & Sienna Aleman


Susan - 04/23/98 20:03:12
My Email:squirl@concentric.net
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: preemie-l email
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Kaitlyn Marie (Katy), girl
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 27 weeks, 1997
In what state/country was the preemie born?: Colorado
Comments:
Susan - I really like the layout of your site. It's wonderful to finally see pictures of Sammy. He is such a beautiful child.


Aunt Sarah - 04/23/98 19:52:42
Comments:
We love you.


Anne-Mieke - 04/23/98 06:21:20
My URL:http://www.caiw.nl/~robin/index.html
My Email:robin@caiw.nl
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: though the preemie_l mailing list
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: yes
If so, please tell name and gender: Robin our boy wonder
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 26 weeks in 1996
In what state/country was the preemie born?: in Rotterdam the Netherlands Europe
Comments:
Hi Susan, This page was sure worth waiting for, the layout is wonderfull. And most important, Sammy is sooooo cute!!!!! It is great to finally be able to get to see you all. Great job, I will come visit often!! Love Anne-Mieke


Suzanne - 04/23/98 04:39:13
My URL:http://members.aol.com/Suzanne900
My Email:Suzanne900@aol.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Preemie_L email
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: sure :)
If so, please tell name and gender: John Henry, boy
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 24 weeks, 1995
In what state/country was the preemie born?: CA
Comments:
Hi Susan, Ahhhhh, Sammy is a cutie pie! It's so nice to finally be able to see him after reading so much about him. He is a remarkable little boy, you must be so proud of him. Your website is wonderful, you did a fantastic job on it! Suzanne (John Henry's mom)


Barb - 04/22/98 05:22:43
My URL:http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/6385/index.html
My Email:monkeys@execulink.com
How did you find the VIP Home Page?: Sammy's Mom gave me a sneaky-peeky ;o)
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a VIP?: Ohhh YES!
If so, please tell name and gender: Hailey & Nicholas TWINS!
How early and in what year was the preemie born?: 29 weeks gestation, born in February 1995
In what state/country was the preemie born?: CANADA
Comments:
Susan, FANTASTIC JOB!!! The Web page is great and Sammy is Gorgeous! Love the pics and the unique format of your site. Love to you all, Barb mom to Hailey and Nicholas, 29 week twins. Ontario, CANADA.


Rick Teegarden - 04/17/98 19:48:39
My Email:ratman1962@aol.com
How did you find the V.I.P Home Page?: Steve's email
Do you have a preemie that you would like to be recognized as a V.I.P.?: No
Comments:
Sue, you did a wonderful job, and it was very heart-warming to read about your wonderful family and child.


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