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The NICU, An Emotional Roller Coaster

From one day to the other, Zoe became very swollen.  It was a shock to see her looking like a little balloon, with an IV in her scalp plus three others in her extremities.  We were reminded that this was … Continue reading

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Holding Zoe

I will never forget the first time I held Zoe.  It was February 19, 2009.  She was a month and a half old. Most NICUs encourage parents to hold their babies as much as they can, using a technique called … Continue reading

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Zoe’s Pulmonary Emphysema

Lung complications are almost a given in preemies, because the lungs are the last organ to develop in the womb.  During their stay in the NICU, babies receive different kinds of support to breathe: the first step is typically the … Continue reading

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