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5/12/92 (Day 178) — Preemies at Home, day 45

May 12, 2011

Molly is getting a dose of Mylicon from one of our home care nurses, Karen. Both babies benefitted from the anti-gas medicine, Mylicon. They were not entirely competent at sucking and swallowing yet, and often gulped a lot of air with their feedings, giving them a lot of gas on their stomachs and making them quite uncomfortable.

Home nursing notes:


Awake and fussy at midnight. Up for diaper change and feeding, nippled 50 ccs. Awake and fussy at 3:00 a.m. diaper changed, nipple 30 ccs. Returned to crib to sleep. Awake and crying at 5:00 a.m., changed diaper and offered bottle; nippled 50 ccs. Up for feeding at 7:00 a.m. nippled 55 ccs formula , burped well. Somewhat fussy throughout feeding; held and rocked. Returned to crib asleep at 7:45 am. — Tom

Awake and crying at 8:30, nippled 35 ccs, burped well and sat quetly in infant seat for about 20 minutes, very alert. Bath and shampoo at 10:30; crying and irritable, nippled 20 ccs with encouragement. Asleep at 11:15, placed in crib. Awake and crying at 12:45, nippled 15 ccs very poorly from 1:00-1:15, asleep and placed in crib. Awake and crying at 1:30, nippled 45 ccs over 30 minutes and burped well, before being placed in crib to sleep — Karen 


Received from dad at midnight during feeding. Placed prone in crib after nippling 35 ccs formula. Awake at 2:00 a.m. with Nitropaste application; diaper changed a up for feeding; asleep after nippling 20 ccs. Awake at 4:00 a.m. with Nitropaste application. Nippled 50 ccs formula, burped well. Irritable in crib at 6:00 a.m. Diaper changed, Nitropaste application done. Nippled 60 ccs formula, burped well and returned to crib prone. — Tom

Received Molly awake and alert at 8:00 a.m. Nippled 65 ccs over approximately 30 minutes. At 10:00 a.m., awake and alert since 8:00 a.m.; nippled 50 ccs from 9:15 – 9:50. Placed prone in crib with pacifier. Tub bqth and shampoo at 10:10. Placed in swing at 10:20. Awake at 12:25, diaper change with large brown stool. Nippled 50 ccs over 30 minutes. Laid in crib while twin was being fed. Nippled an additional 20 ccs and burped well. Asleep but restless, placed in crib at 1:30 p.m. Awake and crying at 1:45. Placed in swing and fell asleep. Awake at 3:15, nippled 40 ccs over 30 minutes; now asleep in crib. Left in parents’ care. — Karen

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