The first week of life for Samwise was touch and go. He was severely dehydrated, requiring Sub Q fluids. In addition, he was very congested and struggled to breath. Nursing from a syringe was difficult so he was administered just a few drops at a time. We were able to adjust the humidity in the incubator to give him the best chance for survival. Within a few days, Samwise began to show an interest in his formula and his breathing was less labored.