Well, this year has been a bit of a roller coaster journey for me, hasn't it? I thought it was time to share something a bit cheery with everyone - a little update on my grandson Oscar.
He made the move from one hospital in Portsmouth to the brand spanking new neo-natal unit in without any problems at all. Although this next bit sounds a bit scary I must stress that no babies were put in any danger at any time. We had to laugh - it was all over the news about the "first baby" in the new unit, but in reality our little Oscar made it through the doors before the one they reported on. The news reported on the baby that left the old hospital first, but by all accounts there was a bit of a race between him and Oscar to see who could get there first. The nurses said the two teams had a very quick walk along the corridor to the doors of the new unit and Oscar pipped the other baby to the post! Yep, Oscar's team tried the trusted little trick of overtaking at the last minute.
Anyway, he's settled into the new unit very nicely. He's now reached 2lb 1oz in weight. He's also having 2 hours in every 8 without any assistance breathing, the other 6 hours he's on a CPAP. What a little star. The trouble is, whenever I see him he's always hooked up to one machine or another so the photos I take are still a little traumatic for those not used to seeing them. I promise to post a decent one as soon as I can.
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