Fact of the Day
Q: What is apnea? How is it treated?
A: Apnea is when a person stops breathing for 15-20 seconds. You may have heard of sleep apnea. Apnea of prematurity is similar. In preterm babies, though, it's not sleep but an underdeveloped nervous system that is the cause.
|JAM sporting CPAP.|
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All that said, on crazy days when I feel rushed, I find there's a lesson in all this. Learn from the babies.
- Breathing is important
- Some days it's hard to breath
- Caffeine may help
I sip my coffee and stare at the fall leaves. Yes, this is therapy. Respiratory therapy. Take a moment, sip some caffeine, breath. Calm the nerves. Breath again. A sigh or two may be good, too. Enjoy the moment, wake up the body. Now the day will be easier to conquer.
As always, I am not a medical professional, just a NICU mom. Do not use my website as professional medical advice, please. Especially the parts that are intended for humor only.