Thursday, May 14, 2015
For the past month, I have been working on our Labor Ward and part of that is caring for these little babies. Our nursery is the home to babies who are sick and need IV fluids, antibiotics or oxygen. Our nursery is also the home to little babies, babies that are less than 2000 grams when born, which is a baby who weighs less than 4.5 lbs.
Most of these babies are born early, and then have a long road ahead of them. Tubes to help feed them and give them oxygen, IV antibiotics, and lots of weighings to make sure they are growing. Thankfully most of our babies grow and do well. Recently our nursery has been pretty full with about 8 babies and their moms in our tiny nursery space. Thankfully some of the babies have graduated and have gotten to go outside to the ward with their homes and soon should be going home. It is fun to be able to watch these little ones grow and to see their moms so faithfully care for them.