||[May. 14th, 2007|07:00 pm]
Timothy is still in the NICU and likely will be there for at least another week. Kit and I are sorta camping out at the hospital during the days.|
They've changed him over to a different ventilator that doesn't do big in-out respiration motions. Instead, it does a rapid series of O2 puffs. This means that his lungs can breathe very shallowly, minimizing the stretching of the lungs, allowing them to better grow and heal. He's responding well to the treatment but it'll take time for his body to catch up.
It's a bit odd to see him lying there. His chest is flutters slightly as the air is blown in and out. But he only makes slight breathing motions on his own, as he's sedated while he's on the ventilator. It makes it very emotionally difficult to watch him.
He is in a top-rated children's hospital and they're giving him the best care. It'll just take time... while I can't do anything to help him along.
I'll post another update when his situation changes (rather than keep up daily bulletins).
I know it must be hard to watch and not be able to do anything. My friend's son was born two months early (I forget exactly how many days, he's nearly 3 now) and he said the same thing. My heart goes out to you.
The little pachyderm just needs a bit of time and it sounds like he's already making progress. Hang in there, and take care of yourselves.
We're cheering for you, and for him. It's good to hear he's getting top-notch care and all.
*hugs!* I know how hard this must be for you both. All your friends are thinking about you and pulling for you, and I know Timothy's going to be just fine. A month early is nothing to sniff at, but it's also not too uncommon, and besides, look who his parents are! :)
For what it's worth, I'm sending good vibes.
*hugs* Thanks for keeping us posted.
If I can do anything for the two of you, or if you need anything brought to you at the hospital, day or night, let me know.
I am keeping you all in my prayers.
My great-nephew was born 2 months premature, and he's just fine now. But oh God it's scary.
There anything I can do to help...?
I wish you the best of luck and hope he recovers fully.
Nic and Kit, I'm so awfully sorry I haven't kept up. I have no excuse, except to plead the (SL) addict's curse. I came here hoping to celebrate the birth of your wonderful son, and I can still do that of course, but I see also need to wish you the best of luck. It sounds like your son is already getting the best of care and that's a great relief to all of us. I can only imagine the worry you two must be going through right now. I was born two weeks premature, but thankfully came through without any complications. All three of you are very much in my thoughts now.
Speedy recovery for your son!
Our thoughts are with you, I can't imagine how hard this is for you to watch. As everyone else has said above this isn't completely uncommon... Hang in there, you have a lot of positive vibes coming your way right now! *snugs*