The Early Edition
|vol. 2 edition 4 Oct/Nov 1998|
|In This Issue...
Dealings...pages 11 -13
Preemie Things...page 16
Editorial Notes...page 18
|It is Founder's Month for Preemie-L. We
celebrate because it is the birthmonth of Anne and Gary's son, Vincent. Anne and
Gary are the founders of the Preemie-L support network. When they first started Preemie-L,
I don't think Gary and Anne had any idea how large it would become. Or how
wonderful. It has changed many lives for the better and brought together many people
who otherwise thought they were alone and that no one could possibly understand. Our
lives are better for having been a part of Preemie-L, and we are deeply grateful that Anne
and Gary took the chance, the time, and the energy to start and run such a wonderful
Developmental delays are a hard fact of having a premature child. How do we deal with the worries, and the uncertainty? Read how others have coped in this month's topics. When our little miracles are in the NICU, life is crazy, does it get any easier once they come home? Find out from the members of the discussion forum.
Preemie Child covers a common worry among us parents, "Will my child grow tall?" Read the answers from parents of school age preemies.
Kerry tackles a common problem with parents, how to reach out to family and friends when encountering problem situations. Print it out and give to family members to help them understand how some situations will effect your daily outlook.
Debbie gives us the overview of the presentation she gave at The Alexis Foundation Conference in July. It is wonderful and informative talk, one you will want to keep and refer to often.
Planning to attend your NICU's reunion? Read how it went for Catherine when she attended hers. Deb shares the feelings, fears and joys she experienced as she gave her little wonder his first bath.
The search for information and personal experience is always ongoing with preemie parents. Allison and Rick Martin, founders of Preemie Child, have put together an incredible site that is both touching and greatly informative!
New in this issue is a Feedback page, read what others have been saying about "The Early Edition".
Learn more about the Preemie-L support network at their homepage: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~garyh/preemie.htm
|Disclaimer: The writings and opinions contained in this newsletter are strictly the opinions of the writer, and do not contain any endorsements, or guarantees, of any kind. Further, these opinions and writings are in no way meant to be considered as medical advice. Nor are they meant to replace any medical advice. Always discuss concerns and questions with your physician.|
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