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Counting Heartbeats

Counting Heartbeats

My baby boy, Luka, had just been released from the NICU after having signs of high heart rate that were attributed to a urinary tract infection. Luka was given antibiotics for 10 days, and once he was cleared by the cardiologist after wearing a heart monitor for 24 hours, we were sent home. I had asked my husband to buy the Owlet the day before we went home. I wanted the Owlet for added peace of mind.

That night, I bathed Luka, I put him to bed with the Owlet on him, and I read on the Owlet that all readings were normal. Later at 11:42 p.m., we received a red notification. I shut the Owlet off a couple of times and turned it back on to see if it would change, but it kept going off. I thought it was defective until I started counting his heartbeats. I was counting 220 bpm! My husband thought I could be overreacting. I decided to wait and take Luka to the pediatrician first thing in the morning.

The next morning, my pediatrician said she couldn't even count Luka’s heartbeats, so she called an ambulance. They said his heartbeats were over 300 bpm! We were headed to the hospital. We arrived at the ER and they were able to stabilize his heart rate.

Luka was admitted to the hospital, and the next day I was informed Luka was diagnosed with SVT. He was only one month and two weeks at the time. I am so grateful for this product. I have been telling all my friends about it and a couple of parents I met at the NICU. Thank you so much.❤️

These stories are from users of the Smart Sock and are based on their actual experiences. As you read these stories, we want to remind you that the Smart Sock is not a medical device. It is not intended for use as a medical device or to replace a medical device. It does not and is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, alleviate or prevent any disease or health condition or investigate, replace or modify any physiological process. The Smart Sock is only intended to assist you in tracking your baby’s well-being not to replace you as a caregiver. You are responsible for the health and well-being of your baby and following safe sleep, health, and care guidelines.

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