Premature Infant's Inability to Maintain Body Heat
The premature infant's body is unable to maintain body
heat. To prevent hypothermia, a potentially dangerous loss of body heat, the
infant is kept warm on a heated bed, either inside a draft-free enclosure
(isolette or incubator) or under a radiant heater.
When a pet dies, it's common for people to feel as though they've lost a
member of the family. For children, this is often their first encounter with
death. In an attempt to soften the blow, parents sometimes explain the death of
a pet in vague ways or skirt the topic altogether. But experts say this just
makes things worse by leaving children anxious and mystified.
Explaining a pet's death to children in a clear, respectful manner can go a
long way toward making the journey a little less distressful,...