137053883913705388392018-07-17Love at First Sight💜 We’re raising money to help the premature babies treated in Glasgow’s neonatal units! •
Every year, hundreds of the most vulnerable babies in Scotland need the extra special care that they receive in the neonatal units at Glasgow children’s hospital, the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital, and the Royal Alexandra Hospital.
Our Love at First Sight appeal aims to raise £150,000 to purchase special imaging equipment. This equipment can detect a condition called ROP, which in the most serious cases can cause premature babies to lose their sight.
Pedro Gonzalez and Eoghan Millar, Consultant Ophthalmologists, explain: “Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a potentially devastating condition. A picture is worth a thousand words, and we need to be able to take photos of tiny babies’ eyes to see if there are any problems. With this equipment we will be able to make better treatment choices and save more sight. We hope that in the future no child will be blinded by this condition, and this equipment will take us a step further in that journey.” ———————————————————————————The are lots of ways to support LoveAtFirstSight:
- Text CARE to 70660 to donate £5
- Visit our website to donate online
- Register for our Sponsored Walk in Glasgow this September!
Together we can help to ensure that no baby in Glasgow loses their sight to this curable condition. Thank you 💜
796407027679640702762018-07-17July 16th 2018,
Nicu day 83. 11 weeks old. 35 weeks gestation today!🎉 1940 grams (4lbs 4oz) The bump app says your the size of a pineapple!🍍I gotta say it's pretty accurate...I think you really are about the size of a pineapple! Crazy, but pretty cool huh babygirl!? They changed your feeds today. Your still taking in 38cc but instead of feeding for 1hr it's now 45min! Your tolerating it so far so that's great! Heading in the right direction. Your oxygen has been between 21%-28% today & over all you've had a pretty good day. You lost about 70 grams from last night which is kinda odd but let's hope it's nothing & you gain it back tmrw night! Oh & you finally have your favorite RT (Respiratory therapist) Jessica tonight! So I'm sure you'll have a great night with her by your side!😉 Keep it up baby girl, everyone is rooting for you! 🌷❤ P.s: This is our first time seeing her suck on her pacifier! 😍 What a moment! I can watch her suck on that all day! 😘 •
6870784806870784802018-07-17Meet Pauline, one of our fabulous Team of Volunteers! Each month Pauline drives across the city and back again to collect and distribute our Care Packages for KEMH and SJOG Subi. As you can see, her car is packed to capacity. Not only does Pauline donate her time, but she also covers her own fuel and parking costs, what a star! Our Volunteers know that every dollar makes a difference when you are 100% volunteer run.
Thank you Pauline ❤️❤️
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416323015341632301532018-07-16More Premmie Doll Spam! These twins are now 3 and you can really notice how tiny they once were! I love hearing the emotions that come with receiving these keepsakes: "The contents of that box I was not prepared for. As soon as I saw it, I was overwhelmed - I knew exactly what it was. As soon as I held the first tiny doll in my arms, I melted 😭 That was my little boy. And then the next one...my second little boy. These beautiful little dolls made to each of the twins weight & length at birth, will be a forever keepsake to symbolise everything our miracle boys have overcome. I look forward to the day we sit and share their journey with them. To share our pain & our pride, and how somedays we felt both at once. It was their strength that pulled us through, even on our worst days when we thought "why is this happening to us?" We love you to the moon and back baby boys! You are both destined to do amazing things 💙"
350369270235036927022018-07-16This poor little man, I feel like I’ve completely let him down! He fed pretty much non-stop from 5-10 last night, thankfully only fed once until 6 when it all started again, and has only just stopped! Pretty sure he is just sucking and I’m empty because I haven’t eaten enough. But now I’m finally getting a break, I’ve taken some fenugreek, am going to have a huge lunch and am drinking water non stop! Oh and I’m going to make some oats in a smoothie or something…Any other ideas? Does anyone know some good lactation cookies, either recipes or some to buy? I’m sure it will go back to normal in a day or so, but it’s quite distressing when he won’t go to sleep because he is hungry 😞
And I think this photo was pretty early on...week 2 maybe? https://scontent-amt2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/aea6794afb0106ee8765b012dc778c6a/5BD6FEA4/t51.2885-15/e35/36991130_1433332953434199_8712584379639005184_n.jpg2018-07-16
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341625120534162512052018-07-16리현이 리우가 신생아중환자실이 아닌 신생아실로 옮겼어요^^
리현리우는 이제 많이 괜찮아지고 퇴원할 날이 몇일 남지 않아 이제 중환자는 아니기에 위중하고 처음 우리둥이들과 같은 이른둥이 들에게 자리를 내주어야 해서 어제부로 신생아실로 옮겼어요 신생아 중환자실에선 아기들을 보기전 소독제로 손을 꼼꼼하게 씻고 비닐가운을 두개씩 입고, 의료용 장갑을 끼고, 마스크를 쓰고, 그렇게 둥이들을 봐왔었는데 신생아실에선 소독젤로 손을 깨끗이 하고 맨손으로 우리둥이들 피부도 느낄수 있어 좋아요~얘네들은 뭔가 엄청 다른데 닮았당ㅎㅎ
지금도 얼굴이 두세번 바뀌었는데 이제 또 얼마나 변신하며 우리닮은 모습을 보여 줄런지~ 엄청 기대됨 ^^ 그런데 리현이가 손이 타서 밥때되고, 잘때되면 엄청 울어 재끼는데 큰일임~ㅠㅠ
리우는 천하태평에 완전 아가아가 하다ㅋㅋ