My daughter was in the NICU for 3 weeks due to low blood sugar. It was an extremely difficult time and a rollercoaster of emotions. Even though my daughter’s low blood sugar was resolved when she was 6 weeks old, I still worry. I’m currently in the process of writing about the experience and I’m hoping to have it up soon.

*Update. I had to stop writing about it because my emotions got the best of me but I will have it up by next year. I kid, I kid. Hopefully I’ll have it up within the next month, so between April to May-ish.

4 thoughts on “The NICU”

  1. Missy said:

    I can relate to that experience. My son was delivered 12 weeks early, weighing just 2lbs. 6oz. He spent 4 months and 2 days in the NICU, and was on oxygen and an apnea monitor at home for another 4 months. It was the most difficult year of my life. He’s now 8 years old, and doing wonderfully, and sufferes very little long term problems from his prematurity. He is still tiny, weighing just 42 lbs at 8 years. He frequently gets bronchitis in the wintertime, but nothing overly serious. And he’s severely ADHD… that’s the fun part 🙂

    • I am so sorry with what you had do go through. I thought the 3 weeks my daughter spent in the NICU felt like a lifetime so I can’t even imagine the 4 months you had to endure. You are one amazing mama. 🙂

      • Thank you. It was definately a rough time for me. My hubby was stationed just far enough away, with a funky schedule, that he was only home for 3 out of every 9 days. So, for the most part I was on my own, and pretty much lived at the NICU. Then about 2 1/2 months into his NICU stay we moved! The good part was we were moving just down the street from the hospital where Gabe was, the bad part was I had to do most of the packing, moving, cleaning, and unpacking by myself, while still trying to spend as much time as possible at the NICU. Once we moved, the nurses were literally kicking me out at like midnight, because I was so close by that I never wanted to go home.

  2. Nurse Jenny said:

    I had triplets in the NICU back in the 90s. 19 years ago I wondered if they would ever come home. 15 years ago I wondered if I they would kill me before I killed them! Now they are in college and I miss the little buggers.

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