RPA is currently needing funds to buy new humidicribs - the life giving homes that allows the newborn babies to grow and thrive in a controlled environment.
If it wasn't for these humidicribs our son Toby, who was born at just 24 weeks and 4 days gestation and weighing only 669 grams, would not be with us today. Toby spent 121 days in hospital fighting for his life and of these 121 days around 90 days was spent in the humidicrib. The humidicribs are vital in being able to help premature babies survive.
To care for babies like Toby and keep them warm they are usually placed in an incubator (or humidicrib), which create a regulated, warmed environment. The 'incubators' or 'humidicribs' are also known as 'closed incubators'. They have a transparent lid covering the baby's bed with porthole windows on the sides to access the baby. Staff will perform most of the baby's care and treatments through these portholes and parents can use them to touch and stroke their babies for short periods.
The perspex cover is double-glazed to retain warmth and when the lid is in place, the incubator is able to control the amount of humidity in the surrounding air inside These humidicribs control the temperature and humidity and provides the closest possible environment to a mothers womb, in the event of unplanned premature birth. The humidity in the cribs also help the baby to breathe more easily and maintain their body temperature. The portholes allow the nurses and doctors to treat the babies without disturbing them too much and they also allow the parents to have some contact with their baby.
RPA is wanting to purchase 6 new humidicribs at $32,000 each, and I am hoping my friends and family will help us to raise some funds to help RPA who did an amazing job in enabling our son to survive.
Please help us to support the hospital who saved Toby's life and donate to RPA.
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