Tristan’s NICU/SCN Journey

July 4, 2009 No Comments »

Day 1 19/06/09
Tristan Riley arrived at 10:04am on the 19/06/09 at 34+3 weeks gestation.
Weighing in at a whooping 3090 grams (exactly twice Brendan’s weight) HC 33cms and L 50cms. Apgars of 6:6:8

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Labour…
Stage 1: 7 hours
Stage 2: 34 mins
Stage 3: 7 mins

Admitted into SCN 3 (NICU)
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Ventilated –
CPAP – until 6:15pm
Incubator at 6:30pm
One dose of Caffeine
One dose of Survanta

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Day 2 20/06/09
W 3080 grams

Feeds starting today
Newborn Hearing Test to be done as soon as he moves into SCN 2.
Moved into SCN 2 (Special Care) at 2:30pm
First nappy change
First cuddle
First Breastfeed attempt
All at approx 3pm

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Day 3 21/06/09
W 2970 grams

Moved from the isolette and into an open cot at 10am

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Day 4 22/06/09

IV removed at 1am.
Last tube feed 1am.
Pulled NGT out, not replaced.
7:30am Transferred to Satellite Nursery.
Feeds upped to 50ml every 3 hours.
Transferred into a wire cot at 3pm
First bath at 4pm

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Day 5 23/06/09
W 2920 grams

No transfer today
Monitor for another 24 hours
Ringing Northam to try and arrange transfer
Phototherapy commenced at 10am

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Day 6 24/06/09

Monitor off this morning
Phototherapy stopped at 9:30am
No transfer today, bloods tomorrow

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Day 7 25/06/09

Transferred to Northam Regional Hospital for rooming in.

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Day 8 26/06/09
Jaundice levels checked again.

Day 9 27/06/09
W – 3000 grams
HC – 33 cms

Discharged home!

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