[Update 9] Our little guy had another amazing week!

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Lonogg

Hello everyone! I know the last update wasn't the best, but this one is incredible. He's now two months old, and 2 pounds 2.2 ounces. He hasn't had a single Brady episode since last week, and has moved on to formula. He gains about 20 grams or more per night as well.


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lightfires

Thank you for doing these updates. We're all rooting for you.


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Kevlash

I've been where you are man, my daughter had a rough start to say the least, long time in the NICU. Sending all the love possible your way. Stay with the positivity, you absolutely rock. Your son kicks ass, you kick ass. Take care of yourself. This can be unbelievably overwhelming, as I'm sure you are abundantly aware. If you ever feel like venting, feel free to shoot me a message.


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Iron_Jack

Go with the injection! My daughter had the same, got the injections and although the doctors are still monitoring and she still has stigmas, she doesn't seem to have any issues with her sight and they're still holding off on glasses for now.


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SuFxX

Thank you for these updates! Glad to see he keeps improving!


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radnerdbird

rock and roll!


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law_mom

Thank you for this! I love him so much and these updates are a bright spot in my week!!


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HubertusCatus88

Awesome. How early was he born? My son was born at 27 weeks.


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Lonogg

Hello! The full story is in my post history, but the TLDR version is that he was born at 25 weeks and 5 days, but he was growth restricted and was small for that age. He was only 14.4 ounces when born.


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melchmoo

Oh hey, it’s Thursday already :) I love seeing updates about this little guy, so glad he had a good week. Thinking positive thoughts for y’all!


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graymalkincat77

Just getting up to speed on your story but just wanted to say congrats to you dad (and mom) and to let you know your boy has one more person in his corner. Go get it big guy!!!


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HanzeesHatBox

Ohio checking in again! Glad you all are well. I work in the field of Visual Impairments. Your son can lead a FULL life with ROP.


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moviemerc

Keep on keeping on!


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jillkoko

These posts bring me to tears every time. I'm so, so happy for you all. It's wonderful to see him grow. God be with you ❤ Thank you for sharing!!


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michelucky

Yes! Thanks for the update. I've heard ROP treatment remarkably effective.


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bianco_fool

Every time you post I get a little more hope for all those fighting against the odds. Never give up little hero ❤️🙏🙌


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Ok_Key5295

Congratulations and know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. My son had a rough birth too and ended up in the nursery. In two days he will be six months old and the whole emotional hospital stay already feels like a distant memory, time really does fly with kids. The birth experience is a wild ride, nothing like what anyone expects after seeing it going so smoothly in movies and TV shows. I am happy that your little guy is already doing better!


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Jumpy_Studio_4960

Glad he is doing okay! We all rooting for him!


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nightcheesenightman

My heart leaps with joy whenever I see these updates! So thrilled it was a great week for you and your little one. Y’all are superheroes (as are the amazing hospital staff helping you!)


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crinklefoot

So glad to see!!


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always_creative

You go buddy!


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chemicalgeekery

Woo, go little Lonogg!


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xraydeltaone

Ahh! He's getting so big!


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TeveshSzat10

He's looking so big and strong and pink! I'm so happy he's doing better.


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delightfuldinosaur

Hang in there, Dad. Your boy is a fighter.


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rodrigkn

Glad your little one is keeping up. Thanks for sharing and o hope your taking some time to yourself in all this. Sending love your way, my dude!


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TheVast

Thanks for another update! Keep em coming! What a difference every week makes.


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WW-OCD

Awwwl baby boy is kicking ass! Such a strong little dude! I love and look forward to these updates! You and mom make sure to take time to take care of yourselves as well! God Bless!!!


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SniperGlizzy

My twin girls were born at 33 weeks. Baby A stayed in the hospital for exactly 3 weeks, and Baby B stayed for almost a month and a half. Gosh, I hated it so much. I hope your little man keeps fighting the good fight, dude. I know it sucks having to see your baby in the NICU every day, or when you have time, or when you want to make time. It’s very draining, but as a parent, you try your best to show up everyday even if it’s for 30 mins. Godspeed, lil man. He’ll be home in no time!


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betrueplease

Such a great update, he’s still adorable. Are you thinking he’s going to have red hair?


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The_Shwassassin

Keep on kicking ass little dude!


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thechosenbro44

Rooting for you and your little man!


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lker5

Wishing you guys all the best. I’m sure there will be many more miracles to come.


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minixfrosted

Keep on persevering little dude! Keep fighting the good fight! It's worth it.


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sherwinchen1

I've never rooted so hard for complete strangers on the internet. Every update brings me to tears. You two are incredible parents and he is one incredible kid. Wishing you all the best.


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GoofAckYoorsElf

Man, that little dude of yours is growing strong! I remember one of your last updates where I thought, damn, that's one tiny little human, and now he looks like he easily could be a normal sized baby already. Might be due to the lack of comparable items in the photo (a banana for scale), but he also got over looking like the preemie that he was, looks like a normal newborn now, like he was just delivered. He's a real fighter! You all are! I'm rooting for you all!


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Spencamachine

This was the first post I saw of yours. Went and looked at them all. You're little dude is definitely a fighter. I hope everything keeps on the up and up. Good luck with everything! He's got this.


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orangeclem

I’ve been following you for a few weeks now and just wanted to let you know that I’m rooting for you and your family everyday! Your baby boy is strong and so are you ❤️❤️❤️


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AgentSears

Side note: his arms were wrapped cos he came out swinging....nice work little fella!


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Mikeymike3454

Your little guy is in my prayers, 17 year old dad here. My son is almost a year old, I'm sure he'll kick ass and be just fine.


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jaJaSlide

You must be so proud that someone so tiny can be so strong. I was going to say he’ll grow up to be something great - but he’s achieved so much so quickly, he doesn’t need to grow up to be the great he already is!


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timeinvariant

I am so happy to have read this update. This little guy fights so hard - what a champ. You guys are going through an incredibly stressful time - hardly time to draw a breath with how much is going on. I wish I could do anything to help you both as parents too - because you deserve as much help as possible


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DaNiiDuCkZ

He's so precious! And you are absolutelykickass at being a parent of a preemie! You just have to have faith that the dr's and nurses caring for him know what they're doing and know how to keep him breathing! May I ask though, as a 6-week early preemie myself and three of my five babies came early, how early was he born? Regardless though, he's a fighter!


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DaNiiDuCkZ

From the pictures you posted a month ago of him, he really has grown! What a trooper!


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Lazar_Milgram

Did you get to hold this little fighter?


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Charcobuddy

He's looking absolutely amazing - so strong and healthy. I looked back on the first pic you posted of him, and it's absolutely night and day.


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Iron_Jack

How does he like that arm binding? My daughter absolutely hated any and all kinds of restraint and would constantly fight against the wrist restraints they used.


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Anonwomon

(Op’s wife here) He really likes them although they can make his temp rise so I prefer not to use them too often. He also likes both hands to hug his head so he does well without the wrap too!


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Mecca10

Stay strong little guy!


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thisisbro

Bless you and your family. All will be good.


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Dumdidei

Wow, he has gotten so big! Seeing him grow makes me so happy each week :D


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DangerBrewin

Keep kicking ass, little dude! Keep hanging in there, dad! You’re both doing great!


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hebelehubeletr

He looks very big and different compared to last week


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uuurrrggghhh

He looks so sweet! I had mine at 30 weeks so he was in the NICU for 45 days. He’s 7 now. So happy he’s doing better! Be prepared for eye visits and RSV vaccines!