Tuesday, September 21, 2010

1st NICU Reunion

This past weekend we had the opportunity to attend our first annual NICU(Neonatal Intensive Care) reunion. The reunion was held on Saturday at the Children's Museum in Houston. It was nice to see several of the nurses that cared for our girls while they were in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Woman's Hospital of Texas. We only saw one of our Neonatologists - Dr. Mcintyre, and she was actually one of our favorite ones. She was always so patient with us and listened to our concerns. She always seemed to care very much for Haley and Rachel. We appreciated all she did for our girls. We also saw the man himself Dr. Bob Bloss. He is quite familiar with Haley and Rachel. He operated on all six of our children. He did three surgeries on Haley and two on Rachel. He is such a great guy. He told us that we are only one of two families still in his Cell phone. We truly are grateful to him for all that he has done for our children. He literally saved Rachel and Haley's lives. We are eternally grateful to all the Physicians and Medical staff at The Woman's Hospital of Texas for all that they did to keep little Rachel and Haley with us. Thomas told all of them while we were there that it was because of their care along with the help of the Lord that Rachel and Haley are still here. It was also nice to see other families that were in the NICU while Rachel and Haley were there. It was nice to see the Porter family. Their little boy was born extremely premature as well and it was nice to see him doing well and growing. We always enjoyed seeing them in the NICU and talking with them. They are a great family and we are grateful to have met them. I wish we had pictures of this event, but we forgot the camera. None the less we had a great time and look forward to the NICU reunion next year.

1 comment:

  1. We never had a formal NICU reunion but a small group of NICU families used to get together occasionally.It was always great to see them, catch up and watch the babies interact. The group was a great source of resources and through conversation exchanged helpful information. Even after 17 years we keep in touch through Facebook. The reunions were a happy time for everyone but a little sad for me because I could see how the other babies were reaching milestones such as sitting and walking and mine never reached them. However he did reach a milestone of talking which we are extremely grateful for.


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