My daughter Brooke was born at 23.2 weeks 450 grams. She was in That's Life a couple of weeks ago. They missed a lot of the initial medical detail out. She had jaundice, a grade 4 brain haemorrhage, retinopathy of prematurity and had eye surgery for it, CPR done 3 times, PDA - patent ductis arteriosis and had heart surgery for it this year. Septicemia and was put on an international drug trial. I was asked to turn off life support on 3 occasions. She had the usual brady's, apnea's, electrolyte imbalances, blood gas problems and heaps of other problems
I was told she would never, walk, talk, be able to eat by herself etc..
She's now 3.5 years old and healthy, happy, very intelligent with no long term problems. We are extremely lucky though as many do have problems.
Mum to Brooke 23.2 weeks, 450 grams now 3.5 yrs