If I believe everything I’m told, Rose had a peaceful day today. She does look very peaceful at the moment. Apparently she’s the only baby on level 3 today who is not causing trouble…
Level 3 is the “top” level of NICU where Rose is. It’s primarily for babies who can’t breathe on their own or need an op. Then there’s level 2 for babies who are sick but are not on ventilation and level 1 where babies learn to feed and put on weight before being discharged.
Ophthalmologist just came to do an eye test which I HATE (Rose doesn’t like it much either). They do them routinely to check for warning signs of retinal detachment and other eye probs common in premmies. I find it so difficult not to tell them to leave her alone!!
She made a noise during the exam. Loudest I’ve heard. Think it’d be screaming the hospital down in a newborn baby but was tiny screeches from her.
After the eye test she vomited. Vomiting is not great given they’re giving her meds with her feeds and they’re trying to get her to put on weight. She’s gone to full HMF now though. Since 11am today so that’s 5 feeds on full HMF before a chuck. Good sign.
If I sound anxious, I am communicating effectively. Not sure I can sustain this level of anxiety. Hopefully it’s a just a stage!