Cassana - posted on 02/02/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have 3 children, my eldest is 3 and a half, then i have another little one who will be 2 in april and i have a little girl who is 15 months. my first was a 36 weeker and was only in SCBU for 48hrs, My second was a 29 weeker, who had a collapsed lug require chest drain at 16 hrs old, ventilation, C-Pap, O2 support, blood transfusions, phototherapy and NG feeding, and was in for 8 weeks. then my little girl, who required dopamine and dobutamine for blood pressure, ventilation, C-Pap, then she became severely sick with NEC, had her large bowel resected, an ileostomy/stoma and mucus fistula formed, further ventilation, NG feeding, Blood Transfusions, and phototherapy, along with corrective surgery several months later.
I'm just intrigued as to wether any of you have had prem babies, and what your experiences were, I now want to go into Neonatal nursing and also wondered if this was an avenue that anyone would also like to take??
grateful for your responses x