"He's such a happy little boy. We're so thankful that he's got a good disposition."
The ventilator (also known as a respirator) is a machine that has hoses/tubes that connect to the endotracheal tube. This machine allows the medical staff to assist your infant in breathing by giving him/her oxygen and needed pressures to inhale.
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.