My 2 week old (33 ges) preemie who weights just over 1lb 5oz was "accidently" handled carelessy by a nurse - his neck wasn't well supported causing his head to drop back. His alarm went back and his sats dropped dramtically.
We had a meeting today to discuss the situation and something has been done and currently waiting to see if anymore action is going to be taken.
The nurse has been working on NICU for 6 years, she shouldn't have made such a mistake that could have easily killed him.
I've completely lost trust and totally paranoid about it happening again. We no longer dare leave him alone overnight without one of us stopping which isn't fair to our other DC at home.
I'm sorry to hear this. I'd feel the same if I was you, I have had 2 babies in scbu and one of them wasn't getting the treatment I wanted so remember feeling like a meerkat watching constantly. I was exhausted by the end of it and one lovely nurse told me to go to bed and rest and then I'd be able to get my head straight with a good nights sleep or two. She was right I did feel better after that night. I think from what you've said if they're dealing with it they're probably being extra careful and not all of the nurses are going to make mistakes.
You need to voice your concerns when you have the meeting and be honest. How long will baby be expected to be in for?
I work in a Neonatal unit. I'm so sorry that such a scary episode happened. I'm glad the unit are taking it seriously. While I can appreciate it being hard to trust the staff, staying with your baby all the time can be counterproductive. As a staff member, being watched all the time by parents who obviously don't trust you, is very stressful. You might think, tough, that is their problem, but they are actually more likely to make errors. Are there some staff you feel more comfortable with? Perhaps speak to the Neonatal unit manager about having certain staff care for your little boy. I hope things improve. Having a premie is stressful enough.