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There were signs about RSV posted at the main doors into our NICU unit–“It’s RSV Season!!!”–with special RSV visiting hours listed. A month later, new summer hours were posted, and siblings were allowed to visit the unit for a few hours each day–“RSV Season is Over!!!” 734 more words


Tip 30: specialist preterm milks

Nutriprem 1 contains slightly more kcal than breast-milk, about twice as much protein, Ca, PO4 and iron, but about the same amount of fat.

As a rough guide, full requirements of Nutriprem 1 are about 150ml/kg/day and of expressed breast-milk (EBM) are about 180ml/kg/day. 10 more words


Broken Seashells--A micropreemies first time to the beach.

“There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.” Ecclesiastes 3:1,4… 2,177 more words

Oliver and Parker birth story-twins born 3 days apart

As this blog progresses, and especially if you follow me on instagram, you will hear me (and probably often have) refer to Oliver and Parker’s birth story and the fact that they have different birthdays. 2,986 more words


15 July 2015 - Toby's Heart... (& my mum's 70th birthday birthday!)

We went to see the cardiologist yesterday – our last appointment was six months ago – and I wanted to give you ‘the latest’.

Before I do, can I please mention my mum, Shuna’s, 70th birthday, which is on Tuesday 21 July… 1,206 more words


What are the real health care costs for NICU graduates?

Living in Canada we are privileged to have a universal health care system.  Privileged in the sense that all citizens are entitled to the same level of care regardless of economic circumstance although the monetary costs to the tax payer is another story and forms the basis of most arguments in the US against adopting such a system down south.   1,123 more words


Tip 151: CRIB score

The CRIB (Clinical Risk Index for Babies) score, and its update, CRIB II, are designed to predict mortality for infants born below 32/40.

They are based on specific criteria present in the first 12 hours of the infant’s life (to minimise treatment influences). 61 more words