My wife gave birth to my son Alex 7 days ago. He has had the usual breathing problems and what not for a 30 week premature baby.
Over the course of the last couple of days he has been left to breath on his own accord and since then his respiratory rate has fluctuated between 20 and 100. The doctor said if it was 20 then he would be dead as he would not be able to breath.
Not only this, Alex has started to become unsettled, he wakes up every 15 minutes or so and starts crying.
In the latest episode of problems he has started brining up the breast milk he's being fed and all I keep getting told is this is normal.
His temperature is 35.2oC - 36.7oC depending on how often the incubator is opened.
He had a scan which shows a lot of blood at one side of the brain and the doctor said this might be a hemorrhage but we won't know until a second scan is done in 7 days time.
My question is whether it is normal for a baby of this age to keep waking and crying and is his respiratory rate normal? I'm just hoping for a second opinion if possible.