Sam and E.J. in the Hospital
Sam and E.J. were six weeks early and so had to spend their early weeks in the hospital. Although Ethan had a rough start breathing and had to have some help from the neonatologists, by the end of the first day he was breathing on his own with only some help regulating the percentage of oxygen he took in with an instrument called CPAP. Although Samantha had no problems breathing, she was also connected to the CPAP for precautions. By the second morning Ethan had pulled off his CPAP, so the nurses let him trial without it and he did fine. Samantha followed the next day. They both took feedings from a tube and IV since sucking from a bottle can take more calories than the milk provides.
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