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11/23/91 — Our NICU Journey Day 7

November 23, 2010

Isaac — 594 grams

Molly — 653 grams

(Editor’s note: if you see a term you don’t understand, check the Glossary.)

Kenn's mom stands at the entrance to the Infant Special Care Unit or ISCU (our hospital's name for their NICU). The preemie rooms were at the end of this long hallway. On the right was a sign-in desk, often staffed by the fabulous Miss Vee Hooks. On the left was a sink with foot pedals, where we had to scrub like surgeons before we could go see the babies.


Ian and Becky came back came back to visit you today. Michigan beat Ohio State. Yay! Daddy wrote:  “What’s your mom going to do when you decide to go to U of I!!!” (University of Illinois). That’s OK with me, as long as you promise not to become a Buckeye.


Today Michigan beat Ohio State 31-3 and you had a good day, too! Your murmur was intermittent. The murmur is the sound they hear when they listen to your heart and can hear that your ductus is still open, which is called a PDA. You had your second bath tonight.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 23, 2010 12:11 am

    I am enjoying following your story so much, Susan! xoxox

    • November 23, 2010 12:16 am

      Still documenting the mundane at this point. I was still pretty numb and most of the drama lay ahead.

  2. Lori Prang permalink
    November 23, 2010 1:52 pm

    OH! Seeing the entrance to the ISCU sort of took my breathe away. Your journey was so much more than mine, and yet I am finding reactions from myself that I so did not expect (that is such a rambling sentence…apologies to you!)

    • November 23, 2010 3:16 pm

      No apologies necessary, Lori. Thanks for reading. I was surprised by my visceral reaction to some of the journal entries I wrote, too. The pictures are less surprising to me because I have seen them so many times, but the words brought so many memories and feelings flooding back. Cheers to our four preemies! And Happy Thanksgiving.

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