Saturday, January 12, 2008

January 12th, 2008

My favorite MI NICU nurse, Sue, came to my rescue again. She brought a pack-n-play to my hotel room for Carver to sleep in. She has been my guardian angel. The first time I came to MI, she was the first person that went out of her way to be nice to me. I took a taxi every day to my hotel. She offered to give me rides on the days she worked - even though her work told her never to do this for people. She went to dinner with me several times, so that I wasn't always eating alone. She was good to both of my babies their entire stay. She took care of them every shift that they would let her. She sends cards to my babies for every holiday. She offered to come to the hospital to watch the babies while I return my rental car on Tuesday or to just watch Carver while I get out. She's just been a wonderful friend. I am so glad that I met her. She's such a good hearted person. William Beaumont Hospital is just so different from our hospital in Wichita. I really haven't met a nurse yet that doesn't act like they like their job. They are always cheerful and willing to help. I don't know where they find these people. I wish some of them would go to work for Wesley's Peds ICU and floor.

Carver didn't seem to have a problem sleeping with mom. Below is a picture of him all snuggled in. He looks pretty content. I don't think he even moved an inch all night. I had to wake him up at 7:30am.

Kinnick has been getting in trouble for knocking her cannula out and her eye patch. They put "naughty" braces on her. This seems to take care of the problem. Poor girl. Guess we have to do what it takes to allow those eyes to heal.

Below are a couple of pictures from our flight. you're seeing the majority of the plane. I am seated in front of Kinnick at the back of the plane.


Yani (Samudra's Mom) said...

Glad that Sue is really nice to you. I think i remember her, is she the one with the short hair? I like her too. Shanon, you should see the NICU nurses in Hawaii, they are ANGELS. I feel like they are part of my family. They have aloha spirits (that's what we call them).

Take care,

23wktwins'mommy said...

Just checking in to say I have been following Kinnick and Carver nd praying for all of you.
Thanks for keeping us updated.
I'm looking forward to reading about you all back at home!

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