Who asked about the smallest premie? - page 4

I knew we had one recently. 12 ozs (<400gm), 24 wkr IUGR. No bad complications in-hospital--meeting milestones so far but <1yr old. Still adorable at the picnic in July.... Read More

  1. by   Litlbabynurse
    A 330 gram 24 weeker that was born in the OB's bathroom floor! The OB literally scooped her up in his hands and ran to the ER of the hospital next door, plunked her down in front of the docs and said "do what you can". She lived in our unit for almost a year until she went home. She ended up with a grade 3 bleed, major BPD, a trach, and was discharged on a home vent. I haven't heard anything about her since then.

    Another one was a 450 gram 24 weeker that was born in an outlying hospital. The parents were told that there was nothing that could really be done and that they should just hold her until she died. At TEN hours of age (with no O2 and only mom and a blanket for warmth), she was sent to us because she was still hanging on strongly. She came in to us on nothing but a nasal cannula at 21%/1L and sats in the 90's. She was intubated later that night and eventually developed NEC. However she went home at around three months of age, completely healthy.

    I've seen too many 480-600 gram kids to even count.
  2. by   Gompers
    Litlbabynurse - Just wondering - what is that blue stuff on the mouth of the baby in your picture? I've never seen that taping method before, so just asking!
  3. by   dawngloves
    LOL Gompers! I PM'd her about that. It's a pacifier. I thought it was a little mask! :chuckle
  4. by   Litlbabynurse
    Quote from Gompers
    Litlbabynurse - Just wondering - what is that blue stuff on the mouth of the baby in your picture? I've never seen that taping method before, so just asking!
    LOL!! I got this pic off the web a long time ago. It's a pacifier, I think. The kid isn't intubated. I thought it was a soothie, just cut down. But, now that I look closer, it's not.

    Yeah, dawngloves, it does look like a little mask, doesn't it?? :chuckle

    It's much clearer in the larger version of the pic.

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