My baby keeps destating any advice?

Jasmine - posted on 07/24/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My baby boy was born at 30 weeks and 6 days my water broke when i was 28 weeks i was very lucky to hold him in as long as i did. He went from being on bubble cpap to the ventilator to the cpap to breathing on his own and now at 34 weeks he just went back onto bubble cpap. The doctors have done chest x-rays brain ultrasounds, heart echo and blood work test on him to see why his oxygen keeps destating low and he most of the time self recovers himself but when he drops to the 20's he needs moderate stimulation. They say he has mild fluid in his lungs and but him on 3 doses of medication to help flush the excess fluid from his body to see if that helps with his destats. I need advice im a first time mom and scared, im at the nicu with him all day and i hate leaving his side. when i leave i feel like a horrible mother cause im leaving my baby alone with the nurses. I dont understand how he could go from breathing and doing awesome for two weeks and do such a dramatic drop! advice please!!

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Sharlene - posted on 07/25/2012

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Also sorry lol. Are you expressing your milk , That's what he also needs to help him build up his strength and being premmie the NICU nurses will encourage you to keep expressing even if his C-pak.

Sharlene - posted on 07/25/2012

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Darling hes a miracle baby, My son was also 28 weeker and C-Pak, they have good weeks where they cope with there breathing by the self's and they have off weeks, Give him time and the NICU doctors and nurses no what is best for your little men , And you would see the outcome the day when he is aloud to come home. Sweetheart I have had 3 premmies in NICU and they were all fighters all premmie babies are fighters believe me . god bless xx

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