Friday, December 14, 2012


I have read ALOT about pregnancy complications, bedrest, limits of viability, the NICU, and preemies in the past 16 months, but this series of articles from the Tampa Bay Times has reached into my soul in a way that nothing else that I have read has.  This writer has emotionally, delicately and profoundly written about her experience that parallels much of our life from September 2011 onward.  She has provided the most accurate view into the world of pre-viable bedrest and the decisions, experiences, tragedies and triumphs of the NICU with a micropreemie.  The writers daughter had many more complications than Virginia, which were mostly a result of NEC (an infection in her bowels).  We were and are acutely aware how a single infection, a single mistake, or a single complication can spiral into a series of life or death problems in the NICU.   Huge kudos and thanks to the writer and The Tampa Bay Times for this wonderful series.  These are not short or emotionally easy reads, but I encourage you to read them.  You will see our story and the story of so many other premature babies in a new light.

part 1

part 2

part 3

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