Rose pulled out her trans-pyloric tube this evening. It is potentially dangerous as continuous feeding means food could have gone into her airway as the tube came up. They do think she’s ok. Though she’s had a couple of destats, she’s recovered well.
I want to be with her all the time. I still feel I have important responsibilities outside NICU but I feel so anxious when I’m away from her and so responsible when something like this happens because of course it’s my job to watch her not anyone else’s. They are there for when she needs medical attention. I need to be there to watch over her. Keep her safe. Be her mum.
They’ve put a gastric tube in for tonight. It will be interesting to see how she goes. I’m feeling quite nervous.
They’re keen for her to go to an open crib as she’s self regulating her body temperature now she’s full term. This means we will be able to dress her and it’ll be easier to change her nappy. There are pros and cons for moving her. She won’t be shielded from the harsh lighting, when it’s on, anymore. Germs will have easier access and I gather the NICU noise will be noisier.
Mother’s Day tomorrow. I wonder what a NICU Mother’s Day looks like? Hope you all have a wonderful day. I’ll be pushing for an extra long cuddle!