February 20, 2011

New Digs

Zoey was moved out of the private NICU room she's inhabited since Dec. 30. Another preemie baby is being brought in who needs the room more than my daughter.

It's almost alien for me to entertain the idea there's a baby who is more in need of NICU care, but then I have to remind myself Zoey's been in that room--gradually getting better, stronger and bigger--for over a month-and-a-half.

And then I feel terrible for the incoming baby and family who are about to inhabit that NICU room and experience what no family should. More emotional drama plays out in this NICU hospital wing than I ever previously considered. It's not all bad emotional drama, but the good drama is definitely a distant second.

Zoey's incubator is now in a corner, with a window view overlooking a. . . McDonalds. It's not exactly an ocean view, but if I close my eyes, I can almost smell the McNuggets cooking.

I guess that's sort of an improvement.

Posted by Ryan at February 20, 2011 06:29 PM | TrackBack

Hmmmm----McDonald's seems to be intertwined with your karma these days. . . Love, Mom

Posted by: Carol rhodes at February 20, 2011 09:24 PM

A tangible improvement! If another baby needs the private NICU room more than Zoey does then conversely that means SHE doesn't need it as much, which means she has improved to the point of being promoted to the next least restrictive environment. This is fabulous news as it brings her one little step closer to going home to her family where she belongs!

(And if she ever develops a Jones for Chicken Nugget Happy Meals and germy McPlay Places you can trace it all back to her new zip code.)

Posted by: Kirstin at February 21, 2011 02:28 AM

So happy to hear of Zoey's improvement. She's one tough little baby. Probably going to be a heck of an obstinate teenager. I wake up in the morning now and check your blog to see how she's doing (found you via Glenn Reynolds). Sending love and prayers.

Posted by: marilyn at February 21, 2011 06:39 AM

Great news on the new digs, and Zoey's improvements. We are keeping you in our prayers, and love your updates.

Posted by: Alex at February 21, 2011 03:29 PM
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