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post #281 of 284
Kimber,
I saw on the other thread that you gave birth. Your baby was nearly 34 weeks, is that right? How is she doing? How are you mama? Let us know if there are questions we can answer for you, support we can give you, heck I'll bet some of us still have preemie clothes and diapers we can send!
post #282 of 284
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Originally Posted by Cyneburh
I'm definitely going through the ups and downs of being a NICU parent though. It's the being taken on and off oral feeds that is hard.
That is sooo true. So sorry about all you have been thru. I would be also upset about the additional surgery even if it had to be done. I dont think some of these DRs realize how beaten down us nicu parents are. Esp in the thick of it like you are and the emotional rollar coaster. i think if it was discussed ahead of time or if someone said something during the surgery it would have been fine. I am thinking of you as all the nicu parents.
post #283 of 284
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Kimber, , I just wanted to say that I think it's unconscionable for the nurses to discourage you from touching your own baby. You shouldn't be scared away from your son, you have every right to be protective of him.
post #284 of 284
Oh mama, I'm so sorry you're going through this. Honestly, this is one of those events in life that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.

Gentle, protective nurse or not, HOLD YOUR BABY! He needs your touch more than anything at the moment. Even if you can't take him out of his isolette, at least put your hands in there and touch your beautiful boy.

Good luck navigating these terrible waters, and if you need anything, know that we'll all move heaven and earth to help you.
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