My name is Nicky, I am an ordinary mother of 2 boys Ben who was born full term in 2001 and Ethan.Ethan was born 16 weeks premature on 23/10/09 weighing 1lb 11oz.
Ethan's was a traumatic pregnancy, and one that ended all too soon. This is Ethans Journey, a journey in which he has had many hurdles, and one that I feel now needs to be told.
I started this page not long after Ethan was born in order to chart all that happens in the life of a "micro preemie" and their families.
I now write in Ethan's memory after sadly losing him in september 2013 aged three years - due to lung complications caused by being born so early. Please read his story and I welcome any feedback.
I worry that those new parents of premature children will want to look away as Ethan's story did not end as I hoped. This story does detail most things a premature parent will go through and I hope new parents will still take comfort and guidance from this blog.
Ethan passed away as his lungs were badly damaged from aspiration event after aspiration event which injured his lungs so badly he could not cope with a severe lung infection. This is rare, it was just one of those things.
Last of all I want to say to all parents and families of micros premmies or children who were born too early or too sick and who may be reading this, always have strength, courage and above all hope.
To begin just click on the titles starting from top to bottom beginning from "how it all began".
Ethans very first picture