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Birds Eye View in the NICU Part 1

This isn’t supposed to happen. It’s not supposed to be like this. Yet here you are being wheeled down to the delivery room for an emergency c-section and you are only 26 weeks pregnant.  Then in a matter of minutes, he is here. At under 2 lbs, he looks unbelievably small and fragile, yet he is a fighter. As he is whisked away to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a million thoughts enter your mind. Most importantly, “What happens next?”

As a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit RN, I know first hand what happens next. As your baby is hooked to a ventilator, IV’s are started and lab work is drawn. As the baby becomes stable, he is placed in an incubator and his long and arduous journey begins. The days become weeks and the weeks become months. As he grows he will begin feeding through a small tube in his nose…….to be continued…….


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This entry was posted on December 1, 2008 by in Life with Baby and tagged , , , , , .

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