Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The NICU tour

The neonatal intensive care unit at St. Vincent Women's hospital.....

      Touring the NICU was quite an experience! We were taken through the units on both levels at the hospital and we were able to see how it was set up, the security of the NICU, and how many staff members are there taking care of the babies! Most of the babies that we saw in there were premature babies, but a few had been through surgery. We were also shown the operating room in which I will be delivering  Daylen in. Kind of nerve racking to see the bed and all of the machines and set up. The good thing is, we can take pictures of Daylen after delivery so we will be sure to upload them as soon as possible!

Meeting baby Joshua.....

      Baby Joshua was 3 weeks old at the time of getting to meet him at the NICU tour. He is a HLHS baby, and he looked great for being so soon out of surgery! We were told he has been one of the better babies that have dealt with open heart surgery. I hope Daylen's luck is just the same! Baby Joshua was a little loopy from the medication, but his color and all looked great! His mother, who also has a blog on here, showed us his scar and drainage tube, and his scar did not look bad at all! I was thinking the scars would look terribly gross after surgery, but they actually don't! What a relief!

Here is the blog site where you can read about baby Joshua!

1 comment:

  1. Yea! So glad you met Jill! She is such a strong heart mama! It will be so nice to you to have each other so close. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. :)