"He's such a happy little boy. We're so thankful that he's got a good disposition."
HIGH FREQUENCY OSCILLATOR (HFO): Another type of breathing machine which delivers very small breaths at a very high rate. The HFO is used for babies who are either not responding well to conventional ventilation or who have lung problems that respond better to this type of ventilator.
CPAP: A device that provides expiration resistance. The baby is breathing on their own but this machine gives some pressure even as he/she exhales, to help keep the lungs from collapsing.
Some babies, both those born prematurely & full-term, need special help to adjust to their new lives. They need different kinds of care than is normally given. Your doctor asked that your baby be admitted to the Brandon Intensive Care Nursery for this special care.