STORIES FROM THE NICU: CHARISSE

written by: Charisse  ​My name is Charisse Hogan, I’m 24 years old and I have Cerebral Palsy, Low Tone plus Ataxia This is my NICU story. Of course I can’t remember my own birth or my stay in the NICU so this is all based on what I have been told over the years. MyContinue reading “STORIES FROM THE NICU: CHARISSE”

STORIES FROM THE NICU: NOAH

I had a healthy pregnancy I just had terrible morning sickness. I was full term so they decided to induce me at 40 weeks and 4 days. Everything was perfect leading up to my delivery. I went into the hospital the evening of 9/20. I was given a drug called cervadil to help soften my cervixContinue reading “STORIES FROM THE NICU: NOAH”

STORIES FROM THE NICU: CADE

My son Cade was born on February 17, 2018 after a 12 hour labor, that required the NICU to be on standby. When my water broke, there was meconiun staining, so they were prepared for a problem- but I could have never been prepared for the next 82 days of my life.  Just an hourContinue reading “STORIES FROM THE NICU: CADE”

STORIES FROM THE NICU: MADDALYN

I woke up about 10am from the long night before. Swelling was worse to my surprise and something told me to check my blood pressure. It was 167/115. Thinking this old blood pressure machine was broken I went on with my day, getting ready to go see my grandpa, just to get the call heContinue reading “STORIES FROM THE NICU: MADDALYN”

STORIES FROM THE NICU: VERA

Submitted by: Brandi Conner ​In honor of NICU Awareness Month ⬇️Vera came into this world unexpectedly at 32 weeks, due to no heartbeat detection. I had just been admitted days before because she had stopped growing and doctors had hoped for at least 35 weeks because she needed a gastrointestinal surgery right after birth. ButContinue reading “STORIES FROM THE NICU: VERA”

STORIES FROM THE NICU: A DAD’S PROSPECTIVE

Submitted by: Dave Thrush I’ve been asked to write a paragraph or two for this page so here goes…My son (below) was born in 1993 after a pregnancy that my ex experienced with a lot of complications. She had Toxemia which can be deadly for both the mother and the baby.Months before Cole’s birth ourContinue reading “STORIES FROM THE NICU: A DAD’S PROSPECTIVE”

STORIES FROM THE NICU: LAWSON HEATH

Lawson Heath 💙 born 8/23/13 at 35 weeks with ABO incompatibility. Our little NICU journey started when my sweet little boy decided he wanted to come a month early, we had already been back and forth in pre term labor had it stopped a few times which to me was the most horrible thing ever!Continue reading “STORIES FROM THE NICU: LAWSON HEATH”

STORIES FROM THE NICU: JEREMIAH ACEVEDO

“February 21, 2012, I went into preterm labor and delivered a beautiful baby boy into the world at 5:46pm. He was 32 weeks gestation and weighed 3lbs 11oz and 17in long. I got to see him briefly before he was taken to the NICU and would spend his 1st 37 days of life. Because heContinue reading “STORIES FROM THE NICU: JEREMIAH ACEVEDO”