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  • n. An incubator for a new-born baby.


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  • They were born early and even shared an isolette in the hospital NICU.

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  • The isolette is doing it for him and his skin is too thin now to keep in the heat.

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  • But I realize quickly that each of these things would be as misplaced here as an unplugged isolette stuffed with several small babies, an item that I do actually find in the nursery of the maternity hospital.

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  • Upstairs he will need lines inserted into the central artery and vein that are accessible in the remaining jelly of his umbilical cord, but for now he is loaded into an isolette and rolled with the ventilator to where his mother her abdomen still open and being repaired can reach an arm into the opening to rest over the soft curve of his head.

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  • At times, just to approach an isolette is to risk being on the receiving end of an emphatic vocal reproach.

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  • Missy and Charles felt it, their faces pressed against the clear walls of the isolette, their breath fogging the plastic that was in between.

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  • As a long time neonatal transport nurse, my patients weighed an average of 3-5 pounds, yet because of flight safety regulations, the equipment (with the isolette, ventilator, additional air tanks, monitors, and everything else desired to be prepared for any emergency) made the gurney too heavy and many types of aircraft over weight.

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  • As excited as I was to get to the hospital each day, I felt lonely and depressed until one day a new mom named Sally Glick approached and told me that she also had tacked a photo of herself and her husband on her son's isolette.

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  • Your baby will need special medical attention that may separate her from you, but she also needs to feel your touch and hear your voice, even when inside an isolette.

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  • Because her body temperature is unstable often below normal, she usually stays in a temperature-controlled isolette.

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