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by mom2ella
Fri Aug 29, 638302 3:26 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Is this how it is for EVERYONE???
Replies: 16
Views: 2028

Is this how it is for EVERYONE???

<t>I'm so frustrated with NICU life and I need to vent. I would vent to my DH, but well, he's not really DH anymore, he's SH (I'll let you figure out the S part). First of all, Ethan is doing okay. He's up to 2lbs, 11oz (WOO HOO). He's off his antibiotic and no signs of infection except the continuo...
by mom2ella
Mon May 05, 638302 2:42 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: 8 weeks old tomorrow....
Replies: 31
Views: 3692

8 weeks old tomorrow....

<t>Hi ladies. Ethan and I are doing okay. He'll be 8 weeks old tomorrow (36 weeks adjusted on Friday). I would've been delivering this week if all had gone well so I'm feeling a little sad. But I'm glad he's doing okay. He finally hit 2lbs a couple days ago and was 2lbs, 2oz (960g) last night. WOO H...
by mom2ella
Fri Mar 21, 638302 2:22 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Hands really bother me - any suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re : Hands really bother me - any suggestions?

<t>I have carpal tunnel anyway (even non-pregnant) so I already had the splints. They stink to sleep in but when my CT starts acting up I wear them to bed for a week or so and it has always improved some. I also lent them to a friend that had it bad with her pregnancy and she said they started helpi...
by mom2ella
Fri Feb 14, 638302 10:11 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Another Ethan update...
Replies: 28
Views: 2669

Another Ethan update...

<t>A few people asked, so here goes. Ethan is up to 845 grams...1lb, 14oz...DOUBLE his birth weight at almost 7 weeks old (tomorrow). They aren't exactly happy with his weight gain so we had to shut the hood of his isolette again because they were afraid he was burning calories by trying to keep up ...
by mom2ella
Thu Nov 02, 638299 4:37 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Ethan pics...
Replies: 29
Views: 2753

Ethan pics...

<r>After my bath with my big belly hangin' out...he loved it:<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x60/mom2ella/Ethan024.jpg"><LINK_TEXT text="http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x60/ ... han024.jpg">http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x60/mom2ella/Ethan024.jpg</LINK_TEXT></URL><br/...
by mom2ella
Sat Sep 16, 638299 6:23 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: 6/24.....scary day
Replies: 19
Views: 2166

6/24.....scary day

<t>So Tuesday was a terrible day for Ethan. They decided that he was ready to be extubated and was put on high flow nasal canula. He did great for the first hour...was breathing fine on his own and was comfortable. He started getting agitated (I was standing there) and I noticed that he started gasp...
by mom2ella
Sun Aug 13, 638299 12:35 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Ethan update...
Replies: 33
Views: 3177

Ethan update...

<t>Hi everyone. Sorry I haven't posted in a few days...I've been lurking and a little busy with NICU life. Ethan is doing well. He's up to 1lb, 11oz. 3 more ounces and he'll have doubled his weight. He's back up to his full feeds with added calories and they are talking about taking him off the vent...
by mom2ella
Tue May 02, 638299 6:55 am
Forum: Grief and Loss
Topic: Suggestions needed
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re : Suggestions needed

<t>On Ella's first birthday we had a cake and released some balloons for her. I was still in the hospital so we were limited. DH and I each wrote her a note and attached it to the balloons. We didn't get to do much on her angel day this year because Ethan was really sick, so I just spent the day rem...
by mom2ella
Thu Apr 20, 638299 8:03 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: My sweet boy...
Replies: 27
Views: 2769

Re : My sweet boy...

Ha! You're right Wendy...we're hoping he grows into them and his head! They are just so LONG!! ;-)
by mom2ella
Thu Apr 20, 638299 7:38 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: My sweet boy...
Replies: 27
Views: 2769

My sweet boy...

<r>Ethan is doing a lot better over the past couple of days. His oxygen is back down to 21-22%, he's back on feeds, and his abscesses are healing nicely. He will be on antibiotics for another 4 weeks or so just because the infection was so nasty. He's up to 1lb, 8 oz, but we think some of this is be...

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