Sunday, 14 March 2010

Harry is back off his ventilator and coping better with the change today. He'd managed seven hours by the time I left and his blood gases were excellent. He wasn't impressed though, and was very irritable, thrashing around and crying and generally acting very cross. He managed to lift and turn his head completely over at one point which is no mean feat when you weigh less than two pounds and have something large and plastic attached to your nostrils.
The nurse recommended he try a dummy to help settle him, as seen in the picture above. This is a dummy especially for tiny babies so you can imagine how small Harry's head still is. There are lots of benefits to premature babies having a dummy apparently.


  1. Seven hours is brill, what a clever lil man. I've still got one of those little purple dummies to show J when she's bigger!