Website Baby Album
(Sullivan is 2 days and 3 days old)
| The day to day life of Sullivan and his
parents is not terribly exciting. We have been visiting twice a day, once
in the morning and once in the evening.
Once a day Sullivan gets weighed, and to do this the nurse takes
him off the ventilator and removes him from the "Isolette". The whole procedure
takes about 30 seconds. To prepare him for this quick task, the nurse first
turns up the oxygen level in his ventilator so he'll be prepared for the
brief time off of it.
The above picture is from Nov. 11
A couple of days after he was born, he showed signs of Jaundice (sp?), so they place fluorescent lights right next to the incubator to help correct this problem. During this time, to protect his eyes from the bright light, they give him a little pair of velcro fastened shades. He manages to push them off quite a bit, so they are always being adjusted.
Our visits are really at arms length. Sullivan is in the isolette
and we are on the outside reaching in.
The above picture is from Nov. 10, when Maureen was still in Hospital.