Logan was born at 30 weeks old weighing 3lbs 3oz. I hadn’t even realised that my waters had broke, they broke 2 days before he came. It was a scary experience as I had gone to the toilet and pushed not realising until after I was in labour and pushing him. My friend rung an ambulance and the operator rung me and told me to lay on the floor and asked to feel which I did. She then asked what I could feel and I told her the top of his head so she told me not to push until the ambulance got there. They then had to ring the hospital to see if they needed to bring me in, which I thought was ridiculous cause he was coming. We didn’t even make it to the hospital before he popped out, so he was born in the ambulance.
It was very scary as he was very blue and small and wasn’t crying. The ambulance guy had to keep rubbing his back cause every time he put him on me he’d relax and forget to breath. Once we got to the hospital they cut the cord and took him in, I didn’t get to see him then until a few hours later as they were getting everything ready in the incubator and had to transfer him to hospitals. That night he got transferred to Cardiff and they let me go with him and gave me a room there for a few nights. It was a very rocky journey. First 3 days he was on a ventilator and he also had to be under phototherapy for jaundice. The fourth day when they were going to put him into cpap in the afternoon he only pulled the ventilator out a bit himself so they had to do it sooner. He wasn’t on that for long and then went onto high flow. He had a very rocky few weeks though, as he had really bad reflux that whenever they fed him through the gastric tube. His oxygen and heart rate would go down so they’d have to pause his feeds till they went back up. He got transferred back to the first hospital at 2 weeks old. There was the same thing with his heart rate and oxygen. He went onto low flow and had to stay on that a while cause he didn’t want to come off it just yet.
Some days I was scared I was going to loose him especially when one time I was holding him and the next minute his heart rate went down in the 60’s and then a bit lower again. I was crying and the nurse rushed to take him off me. Luckily after that incident he started to get a bit better and was eventually moved into a cot before then being moved to nursery 1. He still had really bad reflux though. When he was finally taken off the gastric tube and all support and moved to nursery 2 I thought nothing else could go wrong. He started to drink from a bottle and breastfeed a bit. Then the week he was due to come home he took a turn and got sepsis so he had to be put back down to a room on his own and back into an incubator. He got through it and then he had to stay another week before coming home as they weren’t happy with his weight gain, so he had to have formula as well. Luckily he gained the weight he needed to and finally at 9 weeks + 2 days old he was able to come home. He is now almost 9 months old and is a really happy and healthy baby.Sofia