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From NICU to PICU, Our Story with RSV

When my former NICU baby was 22 months old he landed himself in the PICU for RSV and bronchiolitis. He had hospital stays post-NICU before, but this was the first time he was admitted to the ICU. Oh we knew that he was sick. He went to the ER on Saturday night, the pediatrician on […]

Christmas in the NICU; Reasons to Celebrate When Our Hearts Are Hurting

There is no denying that the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is one of the most difficult places to be over the holidays. Finding joy and ways to celebrate in a place filled with so much uncertainty and fear can feel next to impossible. I know it did for us at first. For many, Christmas […]

The Pediatric ICU: Navigating a Hospital Stay After the NICU

We work so hard to keep our children healthy this time of year. I say work because it can feel like a job sometimes. We manage family and friends who want to visit, making sure they aren’t sick and haven’t been around anyone sick. Some of us go into “lock-down” through cold and flu season; […]