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ingrid houchin Patient Expert

Oxted, United Kingdom
Mummy to Alina Houchin, dob 19/12/2008, diagnosed with congenital diaphramatic hernia at the 12 weeks scan. Alina had FETO (balloon procedure) at 24 weeks at Kings College Hospital in London, UK and had a patch repair the day after her birth. After being in hospital for 6 weeks, Alina... Full Bio
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Robbie 13 months old by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It's been a while since I last posted; life is very busy with 2 kids. Alina turned 4 in December and Robbie turned 1 in February. It's amazing how quickly time flies. Robbie ... Read on »
Robbie 9 months old by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Our little warrior is 9 months old. It's amazing how quickly time has passed and how much Robbie has moved on. He's an incredible little boy who always has a smile on. He lo ... Read on »
Robbie 6 months old by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I haven't posted in a while as quite frankly my time is in short supply these days. Having two kids is a lot harder than I thought it would be. Luckily, Robbie is a very str ... Read on »
Gaining weight and enjoying being home by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Robbie's doing great. Since coming home, 2 weeks ago he's put on 500g (1lbs) and is looking great. I would even go as far as saying that he's looking a bit chunky :0). He's ... Read on »
Home and thriving by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health After my last post we got transferred to our local hospital literally the next day. Robbie was doing so well that the only thing left was establishing full breastfeeding. We ... Read on »
Feeding by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We've been in SCBU for 10 days now. We've even moved from SCBU2 to SCBU1 one night when there was a shortage of staff :-). Robbie is quite settled there, sleeps well and fee ... Read on »
Our trip to Special Care-SCBU by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Monday, March 12th: Robbie is still doing well and breathing air. Yesterday the doctors decided to put him on breast milk fortifier or bmf to help him gain weight. Becaus ... Read on »
This morning Robbie's cpap ... by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This morning Robbie's cpap was taken off to see how he can cope. The nurse left him in the incubator with 33% oxygen which she reduced to 23% by the time I got there, an ... Read on »
Cpap by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Sunday: March 4th: We're on cpap!!!Robbie was extubated 3 hours ago and is now enjoying his first ever cuddle with daddy- i couldn't go because of my cold. We're ecstatic ... Read on »
Extubation, reintubation and re-reintubation by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Thursday: March 1st: 1st failed extubation. Robbie lasted 45 min on cpap, which are 2 nose prongs blowing oxygen. When I came in he was already struggling, with saturatio ... Read on »
one step back by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We've tired ourselves out today. Everything was going great in the morning and Dr Ravi(who extubated Alina) was talking about extubating Robbie tomorrow. However, in th ... Read on »
Robbie: SIMV by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health What a day! When the nurse cleaned Robbie's tube he started desaturating massively. His heart rate also dropped from 159 to 90. I had to walk out of the room, just coul ... Read on »
Robbie: PTV by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health What a day! Robbie was a litte more mobile today; he even held my finger for the first time, which was lovely and was wriggling his little toes. Whilst I was reading to ... Read on »
Robbie: latest update by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I haven't managed to update the blog as quite frankly it's not very iphone friendly. Robbie is such a trooper! He had his op yesterday which went well. The surgeon, Prof. Da ... Read on »
Robbie: 2 days old by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Robbie was born on Friday, february 10th at 4:43pm. He weighed 2.01 kg and was doing ok when they took him out of theatre. It's afterwards when the drama started. We saw Ali ... Read on »
Robbie is coming imminently by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Yesterday we had the balloon popped. It ended up being a bit of a drama as Prof took a long time to pop it as it was dislodged and was kind of floating around in Robbie's tr ... Read on »
Robbie: last scan before balloon removal by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We had another scan at Kings today. After our scare last week we brought our appointment forward by a few days to make sure everything is in place and Robbie doesn't have an ... Read on »
Robbie: little scare by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Last week we had another scan and everything seemed to be going in the right direction. Robbie's responding well to the balloon and although I have too much fluid, it's defi ... Read on »
Robbie: 3 weeks post balloon by ingrid houchin Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health 3 weeks on and we went back to Kings for another scan. I am 29 weeks now.The balloon seems to be working, the LHR has improved to 1.7. My fluid levels are a bit high, 7.3 bu ... Read on »