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Thanks Sarah for the info.I looked at your blog and Emery's carepage. What a cutie you have there! It gives me some hope. What is the difference between the conventional vent and the jet vent? Lincoln is oxygenating well. We got him on CPAP today after steroids, however all the drs,nurses, RT are saying he will be back on the vent shortly. I keep hoping that this is it and he can handle CPAP. Now Pierce well he has problems oxygenating, has been given 4 doses of surfactant, been on one round of steroids to get him off the oscillator the first time. His lungs are in bad shape and he is the one I worry wont wean of the ventilator.
Le Bec- I am feeling a little more hopeful today, however Pierce is having some other problems tonight that has my head spinning so fast and I really dont fully understand whats going on with him or what everything means. I will have to get the neos to explain it to me tomorrow until i get it
The Jet is high-frequency ventilation, and even an oscillator, but more gentle than the oscillator - plus, the babies aren't clamped to the bed on the Jet. They are far more mobile.
Remember, though, if he doesn't wean off the vent it's not the end of the world. Kiddos can stay on the vent for years even and then wean over time. It's hard to stay hopeful when you're in the thick of things. I don't think I really thought things were getting better until we were on the ride home. Hang in there.
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