Monday, May 7, 2012
Snuggle Time Update
I went up at 11:00 to help with Easton's cluster care and get in some kangaroo (skin-to-skin holding) care in. I got to change another diaper and man can that boy poop! Then we got to snuggle in. As soon as I started holding him he set off his alarms and a nurse had to come in to help us. When our nurse came back I asked her what was alarming and she informed me that he was oxygenating high. This means that since he is on the high-flow cannula his oxygen is usually set to 25%. When he was on me he was breathing better and his oxygen needed to be turned down to 21%, or room air (what you and I breath)! I was so happy that our closeness was helping his health! When we put him back in his isolette he needed to be turned back up to 25% but he'll kick that habit soon I am sure of it! He also did a great job sucking on his paci! I keep encouraging him to use it so that he can practice sucking in order to be a champion nurser. Hopefully we'll get to try that in a couple of weeks! What a great night in the NICU! I just love my preemie boys.