What type of respiratory support did your baby have? As a parent, how did you deal with the different types of respiratory support? Your tips can help other NICU parents cope with the stress of having a baby who needs help breathing. Share Your Stories
Baby Boy Born @24weeks and 2Days
- My Baby Boy was born October 19th 2010 and is still in the NICU. He was doing very well but he got sick again because his little lungs aren't fully developed. The best advice I can give is trust the hospital staff and have faith in God. Try to communicate with your spouse & surround yourself with positive and supportive people. That's how I am semi coping with it . Good Luck & God Bless!!
- —Guest Carolynn Esquilin
- Kaitlyn was on a ventilator for almost twelve weeks. She spent only 4 days on the nasal cannula and after that straight to room air. She was and is a fighter. Grayson was intially on the ventilator for 3 days and then was on the nasal canula for about 2 months. He was lazy and did not want to breathe on his on. Both babies did also spend time on CPAP
re: Respiratory Support
- My son, Daniel (shown in the photo above) was in the NICU for three months and was on the vent, CPAP, and cannula. He was born 14 weeks early and weighed 1 lb 14 oz. He is now nearly 16 months old and is doing very well. If you'd like to see more photos from his NICU stay, you can see them on my Flickr page, http://www.flickr.com/photos/anesthezea/.
- —Guest Christina