Aug 1, 2012
Pictures of NICU preemies bristling with wires and IVs can tie my stomach in knots even though more than 30 years have passed since our baby’s stay in the University of Nebraska’s neonatal intensive care unit. Many changes in NICU preemie care have evolved in those years, and one of them made the news in Texas a while back.
May 24, 2012
Today, May 24, is the 30th anniversary of our son’s admission to neonatal intensive care (NICU). He spent two and a half weeks recovering from a EA/TEF repair while we adjusted to a different parenting dream than we imagined when we learned we were pregnant.
It Seems Like Yesterday
Thirty years is a long time, but I remember the day as if it...
Nov 17, 2011
Yesterday, guest blogger Christine Lester wrote about her emotions upon seeing the surgical scars on her newborn son’s body. Today, she writes about how she responded when it was finally time to take her baby home.
Part 2: Coming Home
The next few days as I held my bedside vigil I see the incisions bandaged up. I helped to quickly change his...
Sep 30, 2011
This past August, young relative of ours delivered her first child 7 weeks early. Baby Tommy is a fighter, starting to gain weight (he’s now over four pounds) and even beginning to nurse from his mother. The only pesky problem remaining is a lower-than-desired oxygen level.
His parents, Mike and Karen, spend a great deal of time with him in...
Oct 1, 2010
After a recent interview with a parent, part of the research for the work in progress, Different Dream Parenting: Raising a Child with Special Needs, I was speechless. The wisdom of the young mom who granted the interview blew me away.
Parenting for Life
The mom and her husband, only 25 during their son’s brief life, packed more parenting into...