I really need some help and support mammas...I am just sooo troubled right now!
You see, my baby girl Cynthia is also in the NICU...she was born May 15th at 27w3d. And now weighs 4lbs 6 ounces. (born at 2lbs 2 ounces)
Monday night when I was there, her female doctor (she has two, a female one and a male) came in and asked me, "so I guess you're excited right, getting to take her home on Wednesday?" And I looked at her and freaked! NO ONE told me she was coming home that soon, not a nurse, her PT, no one. But I was soo happy she was! She asked us to room in with her, sign her vaccination release (ahem, which I didn't btw! lol) and sign up for a cpr class. So DH and I made plans to room in with her the following night, participate in a infant CPR class Wednesday morning, and take her home, right?
Well Tuesday night comes and we walk into her isolation room, and unfold the cott the nurses gave us from peds, and lay down to sleep for three hours before her next feeding. She ate at midnight great, as did at 3, 6 and 9 am. Just great! The 9pm wasn't so hot, she took it all but 4ccs. But I think she was just too tired, because she was scheduled to eat 30 seconds after the physical therapist did her routine with her. I just feel like it was too much, you know? You can't expect a baby who isn't even considered term yet to be able to be awake for 20 minutes of PT and then be awake enough to remember how to eat! Arggh! At least the nurse didn't chart it (I begged her not to, I didn't need a reason NOT to take her home the next day!) as long as she made up the 4cc's later on in the night. (Which she did!
) I told myself, when she comes home, she will not be disturbed and awakened prior to a feeding until she is strong enough to handle both!
Our nurse came in after her 3am feed, to check on her and write down her stats, and one of which was a temp check. Her temp was okay...she was chilly (we thought from just being changed and having her little chest exposed while her onesie was open) but we just added another blanket and thought everything was fine.
After our CPR class the next morning, the woman doctor comes in and tells us her temp last night was suspicious, and tells us, "I guess I got your hopes up telling you she could come home soon."
She wont be coming home till Monday (at the earliest) because of it! They think she could be getting sick. If they thought that, why aren't they running any tests to confirm?
I just dont get it! Her temp would have been FINE if if her temp wasn't taken at that time. And when I called last night and spoke to the same nurse who had her Tuesday night she said, "but her temp was fine! Yes she was a little cold, but when I took her temp she just got a diaper change and her onesie she had just been changed!" So the nurse doesn't get it, either. (and her temp last night was also fine!)
I also spoke to the male doctor, and he said, "her temperature on the low side, but was within range." What the heck?
I just want my baby home, I want to be her mom! Is there anything I can do?