"My baby being born at 27 weeks "

About: Royal Albert Edward Infirmary / Maternity

(as the patient),

I went in to labour at just 27 weeks. I went to Wigan infirmary and I had a lovely little boy. He was taken straight to neonatal, where he was fighting for his life. He was only 2 pound 2. He had a grade 2 bleed on his brain, chronic lung diseases and he had a problem with a valve on his heart (which was narrow). He was in an incubator, with all wires coming for everywhere on him.

I was heartbroken, not knowing if my baby was going to live or not. Machines were going off all the time. The nurses would be there all the time, without fail. They were really good and I just can’t repay them for what they did for him. I thank them with all my heart. The main nurse, Katy, she was brill. She even give him a nickname.

My little boy had blood transfusions and would stop breathing all the time. He was in there till he was 5 and half months old, then I was allowed to take him home on his oxygen. He was on oxygen till he was 9 months old, when we I cut it down and down until he could breathe on his own. Now he is a healthy little boy. Thank you to all how worked with him on neonatal.

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Response from Susan Heighway, Patient Relations / PALS Manager , Patient Relations / PALS, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your posting in respect of the Maternity Services here at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary. It is very kind of you to take the time to let us know of your experience and very much appreciated. Your positive comments will be shared with the Head of Nursing for Maternity Services for her to share with the staff on the unit.

May I also take this opportunity to extend our congratulations and best wishes to you and your new baby boy.

Kind regards

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