Quoting Diamond Tate:" Your message very true and touching... When I go to visit him its the greatest time of my life... I love ... [snip!] ... wil def find out about it... He fell asleep holding my pinkie and I wanted to cry. He has to be in the NICU for 15 weeks "
They usually say expect them to go home around their due date but if he has minimal complications and grows well there is always chance he may get to come home sooner. My son had no major complications while in the NICU. He had a very small level 1 brain bleed that resolved on its own, stage 1 ROP that resolved on its own. his blood sugars were a little loopy for a while so they had to feed him over a longer period of time when tube feeding to keep his blood sugar levels up and had 3 blood transfusions but that was because of all the blood they took from him for cultures and blood gases, routine stuff and his little bone marrow just couldn't keep up with the demand. He ended up coming home at 5lb9oz, his birth weight was 1lb13.5oz a full three weeks before his due date, so it is possible
Ask the NICU social workers at your hospital, they will be coming to you anyway to fill out social security paperwork for your son, they should know about what kind of assistance is available for NICU parents.