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Re: [IPk] Happy New Year

Hi Julian,


Edward was born at 34 weeks by emergency caesarean and on neonatal and then 
SCBU. We were in hospital for three weeks. I think the most worrying thing 
is being amongst all the equipment until you get used to the bleeps! I was 
encouraged to " Kangaroo care" which meant skin to skin contact as often as 
was possible. I found this really helped with bonding as that can often be 
affected if you are separated from your baby straight away. Our elder two 
sons were full term and I was able to breast feed straight away but Edward 
didn't have a sucking reflex and was fed through a tube. I was able to 
express milk though  and give it through the tubing which also made me feel 
as though I was more 'involved' as you can easily feel like an outsider 
watching others care for your baby. The only other issue was jaundice, but 
this was corrected with the Bili-Blaster ( I think that was what it was 
called) a double strength uv lamp incorporated into one of the incubators.

Jane. Mum to Ed (2) dx Jul'04 pumping minimed 512 since 16th Nov '04. and 
now all those new baby moments have come flooding back and I feel all soppy!
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Subject: [IPk] Happy New Year

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> Hi All
> Happy New Year to all of you out there.
> a little bit of unexpected news here. My wife was 32 weeks pregnant and
> developed Hellp Syndrome. On 29th December her blood platelet count was 60 
> and
> her BP was 140 over 100 so they decided to do an emergency c section. A 
> very
> scary moment. However, we now have a 3pound 7oz baby girl who we have 
> named Amy
> Louise Margaret. She is tiny and will be in neo natel care for several 
> weeks.
> Anyone out there know how these things tend to progress?
> Also, On Friday, I will be using one of the Continuous Glucose Monitors 
> from
> Medtronic. Anyone who has used one..Are the results usually reliable?
> Once again, happy new year to you all.
> Julian
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