March 08, 2011

By comparison

One thing that continues to amaze me about the NICU is the number of full term babies who require care. When I first starting coming into the NICU, I just assumed most of the babies were preemies like Zoey and Finn, but it's astonishing how many actually had perfectly "normal" gestation and delivery yet still require NICU assistance.

It's just weird to hear Zoey referred to as one of the healthier babies in the room when she's still two or three pounds smaller than the next smallest infant. The NICU is an entirely different world to experience and learn about.

Posted by Ryan at March 8, 2011 01:15 PM | TrackBack

I'm glad to hear little Zoey is among the healthier babies. I hope she continues to improve. Stay patient for her sake.

Posted by: Dustin at March 8, 2011 04:46 PM

When my full-term baby was in the NICU (for some blood-related problems), it was absurd to look at all eight pounds of him next to the teeny-tiny preemies. He looked like a giant.

It's marvelous to here Zoey is holding her own. May it continue!

Posted by: Keryn at March 8, 2011 07:51 PM
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