When my son was there, the only thing that helped was that I put family pictures in his "crib" taped where he could kidof see it. I went twice a day and nursed him. I brought milk for the nurses, and called them once in between my visits. The one cooment said be well informed, and I say YES. When they think he is ready to go home, make sure they have done all the right tests, and have another doctor double check. It sounds insane, but some doctors think premature lungs are not a big deal if they can nurse and breathe unassisted, and another might order that extra test. ALSO, find out what if any stuff you could ned, like a breathing monitor that goes off if there is 15 seconds without a breath, stuff like that, to make you and baby safer for when he//she comes home.
at 8:56 PM on Jan. 11, 2009