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Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Taryn - Anya's mommy:" most NICUs that I have seen, do not have one patient per nurse, and I have seen 3 different NICUs in 3 different hospitals, its usually at least 3 babies per nurse"


This.



My mom is a NICU nurse and typically has 2-3 patients, unless it's a critical micro-preemie, then they're one-on-one.



I agree with your previous post, Taryn. I didn't have a preemie, but I had a NICU baby, and although I wasn't thrilled with the fact that she was being fed via OG tube, they've gotta do what they've gotta do. They have protocol and routine to follow.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:" Oh no!!!! Idk hun. I just wanted to say Congrats. Why'd you have him early?"


thankya. i went into labor and there was no stopping it.

Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49462 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting KNZ.:" yes. and i'm not officially discharged for another 2 hours. "

just go tell them....nicely, I know its stressful Mama, you know I have been there, done that, and they understand its stressful, but as long as they know you are there, unless its something that needs to be done right away, they should call you.

Walking in Memphis 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Macon, Georgia 5961 posts
status 23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KNZ.:</b>" I did kinda talk to them about it and they/my guy made me feel guilty like i'm not looking out for his best interest in feeling this way. "</blockquote>




Don't ever let anyone make you feel guilty about it. I would rather question people and have peace of mind than wondering why they did something in the first place.

Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49462 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:" This. My mom is a NICU nurse and typically has 2-3 patients, unless it's a critical micro-preemie, ... [snip!] ... the fact that she was being fed via OG tube, they've gotta do what they've gotta do. They have protocol and routine to follow."

unfortunately I saw a lot of critical micro-preemies, and sometimes they couldn't even be one on one with the baby, but usually they had one critical, and then 2 other stable babies.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Taryn - Anya's mommy:" unfortunately I saw a lot of critical micro-preemies, and sometimes they couldn't even be one on one with the baby, but usually they had one critical, and then 2 other stable babies."


Yeah, nurses always work short-handed, unfortunately.



OP, congrats on the LO! Hope he starts to stabilize and gets to come home soon! Hang in there!

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:" This. My mom is a NICU nurse and typically has 2-3 patients, unless it's a critical micro-preemie, ... [snip!] ... the fact that she was being fed via OG tube, they've gotta do what they've gotta do. They have protocol and routine to follow."


this hasn't been my experience here though. i've had 1-2 nurses available to me 'n the baby every time we've been in there. we went from a schedule of planned hours that i'd definitely be in there (though i can come whenever) to now where they call me when he wakes up (and again, i can come whenever). but yeah, they call me when he wakes up every time- i don't know why they couldn't call me the time it happened and they fed him the breastmilk i pumped.

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1549 posts
23rd Mar '13

I would be pissed.. if you clearly told them what you want, they should follow through with it, or at least notify you before doing it.



Btw, congrats! Boy, or girl?

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
23rd Mar '13

Just let them know you want to be called prior to anything happening they did with me every now and then they would forget but for the most part they always called.

Taryn - Anya's mommy 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Toronto, Ontario 49462 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting KNZ.:" this hasn't been my experience here though. i've had 1-2 nurses available to me 'n the baby every time ... [snip!] ... he wakes up every time- i don't know why they couldn't call me the time it happened and they fed him the breastmilk i pumped. "

is he back on a feeding tube?

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting *PeanutButter*:" I would just talk to them and let them know you want to feed LO not them,or no formula or whatever you want to do. And congrats I didn't even know you had him :)"



thankya. it just sucks, cos he's detached from everything- and i just picture how warm he'd be if he was with me 24/7 and could be skin to skin, and comfort nursing, etc etc. just hard being separate :(

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Taryn - Anya's mommy:" is he back on a feeding tube?"


No, no tubes at all.

user banned California 36390 posts
23rd Mar '13

Congrats on your baby! I will pray for you all <3 Does he have a name yet?

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:" Yeah, nurses always work short-handed, unfortunately. OP, congrats on the LO! Hope he starts to stabilize and gets to come home soon! Hang in there!"


thankya <3

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting Forrest Bondurant &hearts:" Congrats on your baby! I will pray for you all <3 Does he have a name yet?"


thankya. his name is Quinn