So nearly 48 hours into his life, Benjamin is doing well.
After being born at 20:27 in the evening he was taking to Transitional care to sleep next to his mummy. During the night when Christine tried to feed him, they noticed he was struggling to breath when put into certain positions. The admitted him to Special Care Baby Unit simply for more observations. As you can imagine, being born 5 weeks early means your lungs haven’t had chance to fully develop.
Since going into SCBU, he hasn’t needed any assistance breathing but due to a little jaundice he’s needed to have a light over his incubator. Not even 48 hours and already more tanned than Christine!!
Today, he has been taken out of his incubator and just needs the light and the doctors all seem very happy with his progress.
Hopefully, if he feeds well today, they will allow u to take him back up to Transitional care to be with his mummy.