Archive for March, 2006

Back to birthweight

They weighed me again this morning (8 days after birth), and I’m back to my birthweight of 640g after having gone down to 620g earlier this week.

Add comment March 31st, 2006

Off the ventilator

My lungs are in very good shape, due to the steroid injection given to Mum last week, and the top-up dose they gave me immediately after birth. I was put on a ventilator initially, but have already been taken off that and I’m now being given less invasive breathing support through a nasal cannula (as seen on the photos page).

I’m a bit jaundiced so I’m getting phototherapy to reduce my bilirubin levels. It’s a bit like sunbathing.

Add comment March 24th, 2006

Born yesterday!

I was born last night at 23.36, by caesarian section. I weighed 640g (1.4 pounds). As I was 13 weeks premature, I was taken directly to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). I am likely to be there for at least 3-4 weeks, and then another 6-10 weeks in the special care unit in the hospital.

You can see some new pictures over on the photos page.

Add comment March 24th, 2006

Back in hospital

Mum’s been in and out of hospital for the last few weeks, and she’s just gone back in today.

Add comment March 13th, 2006


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