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Mum Melisa & baby Nathaniel James Story of PPROM

Nathaniel James Mum Melisa J Norman-Merino PPROM at 26+6 Born 27+3 weighing 1074 grams 39.5 cms long spent 75 days in hospital 3 days on CPAP room air 25 days on Vapotherm room air

On the 1st of February 2015 I was getting out of bed it was about 9:45am

I suddenly felt a gush of fluid so I quickly went to the toilet to se what it was and it was clear fluid I rang my local hospital and informed them what had happened.

They told me to have some breakfast and then pack a bag and make my way in slowly I went and woke my partner and said we need to go to the hospital my waters have broken!

We got to the hospital and they took me to the labour ward, where they carried out an internal (which they kept stuffing aound) they eventually got what they needed and said yes my waters have broken!

They then organised for me to be transferred to a level 3 hospital which was equipped to deal with babies born under 32 weeks that hospital ended up being 3 hours from my hometown!

I was given the first steriod injection and placed on a magnesium drip I arrived at the new hospital where they checked me over and admitted me to the ward where i was to stay until my baby was born I was given the second steroid injection the following day and put on IV antibiotics.

Everything was going fine until the 5th day it was early morning and I felt a weird sensation and they paged for the doctor, I was sent for blood tests and an AFI which the blood test showed my white cell count was dangerously high and he had decreased fetal movements and was tachacardic and I was going into shock as my blood pressure was getting to high so they decided to perform an emergency cesarean at 13:00 Nathaniel was born 22 minutes later at 13:22.

His apgars at 1 minute was 6 and at 5 minutes was 8

Our little Nathaniel today,

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