The micro preemie diapers still goes all the way up to their nipples!
I hold a baby when I hand him to his mother for the first time, three weeks after his birth date.
I hold a baby when teaching a new mother how to breastfeed her child.
I hold a baby to feed him, to rock him to sleep, to bathe him and bundle him.
I hold a baby when morphine and walking the halls 24 hours a day are the only things that will quiet him down while he’s withdrawing from the illegal drugs his mother took.
I hold a baby’s arm still when my fellow nurse inserts an IV.
I hold a baby’s head still while we bag oxygenated air back into his tiny lungs.
I hold a baby when he has no family to hold him.
I hold a baby when he takes his last breaths because his parents didn’t make it to the hospital in time.
I hold a baby when I’m placing his lifeless, tiny hands in plaster to make a keepsake for his parents… because there is no baby to hold anymore.
I hold babies all day long.(via whatshouldwecallnicunursing)
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for several reasons on this list… Taking a short break to recharge and will be back ASAP.
Thank you all for your continued following and sharing.(via whatshouldwecallnicunursing)
Can’t believe this broke 1,000 notes…(via whatshouldwecallnicunursing)
If you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels are too high. Over time, this can damage the covering on your nerves or the blood vessels that bring oxygen to your nerves. Damaged nerves may stop sending messages, or may send messages slowly or at the wrong times.
This damage is called diabetic neuropathy. About half of people with diabetes get it. Symptoms may include:
Numbness in your hands, legs or feet
Shooting pains, burning or tingling
Nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea
Problems with sexual function
Dizziness when you change positions quickly
Controlling your blood sugar can help prevent nerve problems, or keep them from getting worse. Treatment may include pain relief and other medicines.
This is a great graphic!