Quoting regina_margot:" apnea totally sucks, BUT it's totally normal. it's just what happens to babies until they reach 36 ... [snip!] ... chuckled and said "they'll grow out of them. they always do" the full name for it is actually "apnea of prematurity" aka AOP"
Quoting Mama Massa:" yea thats what they told me. I am in no hurry to get them home after that."
Quoting regina_margot:" Did Julian recover on his own, or did he have to get stimulated? I only ever saw a handful of those ... [snip!] ... i realize she was stimulating the baby out of an episode..... o man those were scary days. but not worries, they'll fly by "
Quoting Mama Massa:" i havent been there for them. i found out yesterday that Julian had 2 more "small" episodes, whatever ... [snip!] ... gets a mandatory 10 days after each apnea spell. I really don't think I would be comfortable having them home any earlier."
Quoting regina_margot:" one of my girls had to also go under the lamps twice and don't worry, the neos know what they're doing ... [snip!] ... the idea. But after taking the class, I actually felt a lot more confident. Like if something DID happen, I'd know what to do."
Quoting Mama Massa:" wow, i hope they have a CPR class, i would feel a lot better. DH is already certified for CPR. "
Quoting regina_margot:" my hospital is New York State's largest delivery hospital, so they had classes for everything right ... [snip!] ... *certified* but it was a good 3 hour class if not your hospital, the American Heart Association in your area might offer them"