Need info for Premmie on Vent

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celticepona
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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby celticepona » Mon Nov 28, 637031 5:37 am

Rob, check this thread! LOL http://preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3525

it covers my nightmare with formula. To make a long story short, we finally got her on Isomil, and it got rid of her gas and fussiness and diahreea!

Anyway, Em had to get used to bathtime too. She hated it at first and screamed and cried when I bathed her...but now she seems to say..."ok, I guess this isn't as bad after all....[:I]" Little Parker will get used to it eventually. Good luck!!!!!

DD Emily born 4-01-04 at 37 weeks due to severe PE/Eclampsia. Currently postpartum.
preeclampsic/hyperreflexic. On medication.

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby angelical » Fri Nov 04, 637031 9:32 am

re: the gas... We switched to one of the bottle types that is vented. It was like night and day! Good luck with it.

Sharel

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Aaron (28 weeker, 5/2/02) -- my tiny guy is TWO!
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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby mom2gigi » Tue Oct 25, 637031 11:55 am

My little one was like that too about her baths at first. Now she loves them!
You could ask the Doc about a different nipple cuz that's what they told me was wrong with Gigi and it helped when we switched.
Glad you guys are doing good!

Adriana

Giselle - born @ 35wks, from severe preeclampsia by emergency c-section.

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby worriedhubby20 » Thu Oct 13, 637031 4:31 pm

Mr. Parker had a pretty food night last night. I worked 16 hours at the base and then came home and stayed with him until 5:00 a.m. when the wife got me off of the couch and said "go to bed".[:D] He did good though, I just didn't want to disturb her while she tried to get some sleep. She had him pretty much 24-7 for the last 4 days. He seems to have a dislike for bath time. I don't know why, I love baths, he just can't stand it. He goes for his first pediatric visit on Thursday. Maybe she will be able to give us a better schedule or a formula change that might make him a little less gassy. We've had tons of visitors over the last week. Every time I think I can sit back and relax, someone is coming over to see my boy. I'm sure it won't last much longer, but it sure would be nice to have a little time to breathe before the wife goes back to work. More to follow!

Rob, father of Parker, 30 weeks, 1 lb. 14 oz.

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby paljane8 » Thu Oct 13, 637031 5:27 am

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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Calvin-8yrs
Saren-7yrs
Scott-5yrs (PE)
Janie-1yr (PIH, oligo and low blood flow)
http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/4/4lbs/

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby laura » Wed Oct 12, 637031 9:50 pm

How is that little guy doing now?

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby angelical » Wed Oct 12, 637031 9:01 pm

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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Aaron (28 weeker, 5/2/02) -- my tiny guy is TWO!
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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby ryansmommy » Tue Sep 20, 637031 1:20 pm

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

Shirley

Ryan Gabriel 6/23/03

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby emmybree » Wed Sep 07, 637031 5:17 pm

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

Mommy to:

Breanna (1-25-02)(born at 36weeks..preclampsia)
Emilie (2-19-03)(born at 31wks..due to toxcemia/preclamspia)

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Re : Need info for Premmie on Vent

Postby annes » Sat Aug 27, 637031 12:35 pm

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[;)]!

Anne
DH Richard
Parker 7/6/03(severe pe)33wks


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