Need info for Premmie on Vent

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby celticepona » Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:34 am

congrats! Em and i are so happy! now relax and enjoy your little one. god bless !!!!!!!

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby maddiekinsmom » Tue Jun 08, 2004 02:15 pm

Hip! Hip! Hooray!!!!!!! I am so happy for all of you. May this weekend go quickly for you so you can get home to enjoy Parker!

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby hannahsmom » Tue Jun 08, 2004 05:05 pm

Rob - what a great feeling! It brings tears to my eyes! I know the day Hannah left the NICU I felt like I was dreaming. I couldn't believe I was taking home the same itty bitty baby that they docs didn't think would survive. Thanks for sharing your story with all of us.

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby worriedhubby20 » Thu Jun 10, 2004 09:36 am

Parker has been doing really good since arriving home. He seems like a real baby now. I guess he must of forgot the routine that he had in the NICU, as now he cries alot and has had problems with gas. We are trying to keep him on the same routine that he has had until his 1st pediatric visit on the 17th. I hope that he continues to do well, I know he will. Maybe he will remember that it is time to sleep at night and stay awake during the day. I've been doing the 1100 pm and 0200 am feeds and let the wife have the 0500 am feeds. We sort of split the others. He gets his baths after his 8 pm feeding and has had no problems dirtying a diaper. More updates to follow!

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby annes » Thu Jun 10, 2004 09:53 am

They do seem to forget that structured schdule the nurses had them on quickly! My son had gas problems too, we eventually switched brands of formula and that helped! Congrats on having the little guy home[:)]. Try to get some sleep[;)]!

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby emmybree » Fri Jun 11, 2004 06:26 am

Oh thats wonderful!!! CONGRATS on having him home!!

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby ryansmommy » Sat Jun 12, 2004 05:16 pm

That is such wonderful news!!!! Congratulations on having him home!!!


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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby angelical » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:01 am

Aaron also had bad gas problems. I'm sorry you all have to go through that! But congrats on having him home!

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby laura » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:30 am

How is that little guy doing now?

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby paljane8 » Mon Jun 14, 2004 01:04 pm

It just makes me cry to think of the whole experience you have had...happy tears and sad. But, I am so glad Parker is home with you all.

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