Our son was born ten weeks premature

Amber Carson, Family Member

Our story of positivity goes to the entire staff and care teams of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Our son was born ten weeks premature in a very unexpected turn of events. I was admitted to L&D after experiencing bleeding. Upon receiving elevated and unusual test results, maternal fetal medicine informed me that I had preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome. The safest, and only, route to resolution was to deliver our son. I was scared, confused, and in a haze. The entire staff took care of us and supported our every need through the delivery process.

However, the true heroics took place when the care for our son started. He spent 61 days in the NICU and I am amazed by how caring and encouraging everyone was. We loved the entire staff and couldn’t have gotten through the situation without their support. A nurse that especially stood out to me was Bobbi. She was there from day 1, making sure we were informed, comforted, and our son loved on. She was by our side for each of his major milestones and she became like an Aunt to him. My heart felt at ease whenever I’d see her.

I can’t say enough wonderful things about everyone within the NICU. It’s the best group I never knew I’d be a part of.

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