My son was a 26 weeker who was not expected to live. He's now 18 months old but has severe delays. This past may, 9 days before his first birthday we found out that he has very substantial brain damage, we already knew he vision was being affected because of a couple conditions he had but we had no idea the extent of the damage. After the MRI we knew more of what we were dealing with, he has a G tube, and just started eating purees again, he's on oxygen and has seizures and doesn't talk much right now, but I will NEVER give him up. I was expecting a healthy child when I got pregnant, but I was given a more precious gift instead. My son is amazing and I personally can't understand families who give up their children because they have handicaps. That is just me, and coming from my experience. It is hard and frustrating at times, but I would never change my life or my son.
at 8:10 AM on Nov. 21, 2009