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Long Week

Remember how i said that things change quickly in the NICU?  Well this has been a tough week for Lionel.  On Tuesday, we went to visit him and I was talking to him, I was standing at his bedside just watching him spit up bubbles, he was on good oxygen and everything was fine.   431 more words


Tip 105: humidity for babies <30/40

Additional humidity (80-90%) is recommended for babies <30/40 for the first week of life to reduce evaporative heat and fluid loss. Thereafter it depends on the baby’s thermal stability. 14 more words


Tip 104: reducing central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI)

Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) is a leading cause of healthcare-associated infections in preterm infants.

Strategies to reduce CLABSI include:

  1. Maximal aseptic precautions during line insertion with standardised checklists…
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At the Edge of Viability Does Every Day Count?

Preterm infants born between 22 to 25 weeks gestational age has been a topic covered in this blog before.

Winnipeg hospital now resuscitating all infants at 22 weeks! 593 more words

Patrick Bouvier Kennedy: A Little Piece of History

(This first appeared in the Moments, the magazine of A Little Lifetime Foundation – http://www.alittlelifetime.ie)

When you are connected with The White House, no part of your life is your own.  1,206 more words

My Other Stuff

See you on the other side. 

I went to the supermarket today. It was the last time our boy will go to the supermarket for the next three months. I sat in a cafe with him earlier in the week, it was the last time he will sit inside at a cafe for the next three months. 310 more words


Mother's Day

After I was discharged, we visited  Lionel every single day, for hours, multiple times a day.  Everyday I would ask, can I hold him yet?  Everyday they would tell me no. 176 more words