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That does really suck. The hospital my son was in allowed parents to stay 24/7 if they wanted-all the babies have private rooms there and theres a recliner and a fold out bed. Its too bad more places arn't like that. The next closest hospital to me has such a different NICU.
Having a blue baby would definately be scary. My ds hadn't ever gone blue, even when his oxygen levels stayed low for awhile. Also, when I say we took him home AMA, we did, but keep in mind that we also had the children's hospital come in and do tests to be sure it was JUST mild preemie apnea and not something worse. The doctor verified as well that his oxygen levels had never gone anywhere near dangerous levels. According to 2 docs there, they can dip to 60% and have no adverse effects, as baby's in the womb actually maintain a 60% oxygen saturation. My son had never dipped below 70% and that was only once-all the other desats were about 80%, nowhere near dangerous.
The dumb thing was that we wanted to take him home on a monitor so I could make sure nothing bad happened and be sure if he was in a bad position or something, I could move him (most of his desats occured while being held and getting slightly crunched up). The doctors refused, saying if he wasn't well enough to be home, he shouldn't be-even though he knew we were taking him AMA. When I asked what they'd do if this went on another month or two months, what if he was still having desats? He said they'd send him home on a monitor. -_- I'm pretty sure he was just trying to punish me for taking him AMA.
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