December 2020 – PreemieWorld Tag

Meet Solikha Maya, a former 27-weeker, born weighing 1lb, 15oz and spent 98 days in the NICU.  Solikha had stage 3 ROP, Jaundice & a PDA.

Life after the NICU has been a rollercoaster ride of mixed emotions. Our assessments with the early childhood developmental center was disheartening to say the least. They labeled her 1 percentile in intelligence, her memory was horrible, her pen hand holding control was poor as well as her scissor skills. We then continued with therapy and now they want to diagnosis her with ADHD but due to the pandemic I decided to keep her home from school and they can’t make a full diagnosis without her being in school.

She has made tremendous strides, she talks in full sentences & she continues to impress and me everyday. She’s so full of life, love, curiosity, a vivid imagination and tons of energy!!