Debbie had changed his hat to a bigger size and cleaned his mouth and sheets by the time I got there. His O2 requirements dropped immediately which is great and shows he was obviously uncomfortable and struggling as the hat was too tight for him in the night which makes me so sad for him . So cross that no one had spotted this before. I hate any kind of confrontation but something had to be said so I explained what had happened to the matron in charge and she apologised and said she would feed back to the nurse looking after him. I told her that I now feel very nervous about leaving the boys with anyone I've not seen care for them before and she said she understood and would do her best to sort the situation out. Hopefully she'll think twice before putting a trainee on shift with the youngest and sickest babies in her unit.
Debbie had Xander down to 32% in no time - such great news. Joseph was around the same and the doctors took an x ray to check all was ok. It showed the same as before and they need to keep an eye on his very premature lungs for any changes. He also needs to put on weight as he's lost another 10grams poor little sparrow. They're going to look at his sodium levels to see if that would help.
Highlight of the day was watching Debbie look after our boys so so well. She thinks of every detail and its so nice to know that they're being cared for properly. She cared for them so well that she helped me give Joseph a little bath! I loved it! He wasnt so sure at first and then settled in to it. We washed his hair and she spiked it right up for a photo! He almost looked like he's laughing in the photo - so sweet!
We gave Xander a bed bath so as not to disturb him too much. We washed his hair too and moisturised their skin as it was a little dry from all the hot air being pumped in to the incubators. They both looked so much happier once they were clean and had their hair styled! Such a lovely afternoon with my babies.
Washing Joeys hair over the bath
Joey about to taste my milk on his lips - he liked it!
Looks like he's laughing along with us!
Xander having his hair washed
Xander with spikey hair - still quite swollen