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  1. Length of Nicu Admission

    How intermittent are the feedings given via gavage? We sometimes send kids home on gavage feedings (after parents are taught how to do so). We also had parents not long ago that were very adamant on not having a G tube and the baby went home on NG fe...
  2. One of those weeks

    Oh wow, so sorry - that is truly a bad week.
  3. Outcomes for Periventricular Leukomalacia(PVL)

    Wow you surely know a lot about this child...but as you know we can't give out medical advice. I will just share a few "off topic" things about my own child who has PVL. He also scores above the standards on state testing. He is quite intelligent. He...
  4. I need someone to Interview, A NICU nurse for school

    Understand a lot of students post here wanting the same thing....manners in how you are asking for help go a long way. Also you might utilize the search feauture to find some of these answers.
  5. Why I want NICU-good reasons? (long)

    Lots of agreement with PPs, as a mom of 3, and mom to two micro-prems, NICU is definitely not a place to work because *you love babies* (as was said), however it sounds like you have thought it over well and are on a great path! I love my job and ca...
  6. Outcomes for Periventricular Leukomalacia(PVL)

    Quick add....my 11 year old was a former 29 weeker and had/has PVL and hydrocephalus. He had his shunt removed at 2, and is completely normal. He scores above average on state testing in school and has NO medical issues from being a preemie.
  7. 5 babies die in India hospital

    That is so sad
  8. Octuplets

    That is why I questioned it. I've only been a nurse for a year and a half and wasn't sure. Sorry for not knowing this.
  9. Octuplets

    I heard that the state of CA paid for her IVF? Did they not even screen this mother to see if she was a good candidate? What is the screening criteria? It does not even seem ethical to transfer 8 embryos. She'll probably sue Kaiser for malpractice an...
  10. Octuplets

    Yeah, our local news said they would be in the hospital for about 2 weeks. The smallest was 1 lb. 8 oz. and they were born at 30 weeks. Um .... we'll see about that!
  11. Preemie Mom turned NICU Nurse?

    I am a mom to two preemies (26 weeker and 29 weeker) and they were my inspiration for wanting to be a nurse. I love my job, and really can understand what parents are going through. You have to have good boundaries (don't expect every parent to exper...
  12. Still not comforatble with NICU

    I've been in the NICU for a year now (this month) and I feel the same way you do. My orientation was very slow...we are a small unit as it is, and I had NO admissions on orientation, and only one level 3 patient. I feel exactly the same way you do an...
  13. Maybe I need some reassurance...

    Definitely get bored if I have a stable vent patient and nothing is going on with them. :grn:
  14. Maybe I need some reassurance...

    Wow, you had two vented patients that night? When we have a vented patient it's a 1 on 1 assignment (however we are a small 26 bed unit). That sounds like it was a rough night, I can only imagine. I am really starting to enjoy level 3, and learned a ...
  15. Bubble CPAP?

    We use bubble cpap and monitor it also by checking frequently. I've not been around long enough to follow kids toaster heads lol but I have my own 29 week preemie who spent a fair number of days on CPAP and has a very slightly noticable toaster head ...