Quick Update – The first 48.

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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.

4 comments

  1. Awesome! Congratulations DADDY!!! Our son’s bilirubin was too high after he was born so we had to put him on the ‘light bed’ for two days. It was a little nerve wracking, but it made a HUGE difference. I’m so happy for you guys!

    Also, I am a sucker for baby-holding-daddy’s-finger pictures. Teared up just looking at it.

  2. Dude I am happy and nervous and scared for you at the same time. Congrats. I hope you, your wife and Ben are doing better today.

    If you have any question or need to vent and get stuff off your chest or stuff your stressing about man shoot me an email I will tell you anything I can to make you laugh or feel better about your day. Again Congrats to you NEW DADDY, beware, they are addicting like tattoos

  3. Hope he’s back with Mummy soon! J had jaundice and was under it twice as the bilirubin levels can go up and down so be prepared for that 🙂 They do look so sweet under their blue lights too! I’m still gobsmacked you’ve had him already! Blimey!

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