Monthly Archives: August 2010

One More Step Along the World We Go!

Today had an exciting start as Jane wheeled in the twin cot! William is making his move today and Esther should follow in a couple of days. Luckily I have started washing the bedding already!
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Breast Mates!

The best part of today was William having his first go at breastfeeding! I was a bit shocked when Louise first suggested it and I felt terrified. Absolutley panic stricken that I would not know what to do. I became self conscious and worried. Nervous. I asked for a screen to shield me from other people in the room in case I did it wrong! But I got William out and put him to the breast and it just felt like the most natural but magical thing in the world. Continue reading

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Lo Flo!

They are both now having nasal cannula oxygen instead of ambient whilst they are off. This means that they can come out for cuddles at any time and also can spend some time together in the same incubator. We are making slow progress in the right direction.
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One Month Old Today!

24.8.2010 Esther and William are one month old! Arrived just before 9 to find Dorota caring for the twins again.  Over night both babies had their off CPAP time extended so she, quite rightly, did not take them off again … Continue reading

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Chronic Lung Disease

Dr Long saw the twins this morning. William first. Everything is to stay the same with William. He is now classed as having ‘Chronic Lung Disease’ (CLD). This is because he still requires oxygen support at one month old.

http://www.lpch.org/DiseaseHealthInfo/HealthLibrary/respire/cld.html

Dr Long says not to be surprised if he is still needing oxygen at 36 weeks, and could even go home with oxygen support.
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No Visitors!

There is a visiting ban on the ward at the moment for everyone apart from parents and grandparents. It is because there is an infection on the ward. One of the symptoms is diarrhoea which means that they are keeping a close eye on William. There is always something new to worry about!
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Sticky Stools!

William passed a ‘sticky stool’ last night, with some mucus, so a sample has been sent to the lab for testing. Continue reading

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