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Midwest mom and nurse interested in heightening awareness of premature birth in America. I'll give you a real peek into a NICU, if you dare.
Interests: babies are my favorite people. i hope to see prematurity rates drop and shaken baby syndrome eliminated in my life time.
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Brian, thank you for sharing your precious son with us. I think of you often and treasure my memories of your sweet family times.
Long, long ago (March 1981....I am smiling as I write that), I took a job on a rehabilitation floor of a local hospital. Most of the patients were post-head injury or stroke. I was a senior in high school, let out at noon everyday to pursue a job in my intended field. Working as a nurse assistant on that floor was an eye-opening experience, to say the least. I worked there until it was time to start nursing school in August. I grew up a lot that summer. My friends were spending the summer planning lake and concert trips, I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2010 at preemiesxo
Posted Jan 24, 2010 at preemiesxo
I am a registered nurse, with the most precious job in the world, for almost 30 years. I started out as a staff nurse in a NICU, then joined the Neonatal Transport Team, moved into a management position for 8 years, then on to education for 8 years. I have loved every aspect of my career and it was been a wonderful experience, affording me uncountable opportunities for learning and personal growth. After 26 years in the field, I made a very difficult personal decision. I decided to go back to NICU as a staff nurse. The decision was difficult... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2010 at preemiesxo
He is one of the sweetest things I've ever seen. Not just because he is tiny and perfect, but he is just sweet, naturally patient and wise, born at 12 ounces. A wisdom in his eyes that told us that he understood all the things we had to do to him, for him, but mostly to him. He endured it and looked at us as if to say, "I know." I was one of his primary nurses. I got to take care of him on very important days during those 7 weeks. I was there for his first bath, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2010 at preemiesxo
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Jan 18, 2010