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1/31/92 — Our NICU Journey Day 76

January 31, 2011

Isaac — 846 grams

Molly — 1062 grams

This is the work of the midnight shift. Crazy things happen in hospitals in the middle of the night. Those giant Elton John glasses were really about two inches wide. Those clothes they are drowning in are Cabbage Patch Kid doll clothes. They were still just mites, but seemed absolutely huge to us. You can see, though, that Molly (l) was much bigger than Isaac. He would not catch up to her until their junior year in high school. We were so grateful to the nurses and doctors who wanted to celebrate them, to have some fun (safely, of course), and who worked to ease our long months of tension and worry. A good laugh had been a long time coming. This one had us rolling on the floor.


Mardy and Megan took a very funny picture of you and Molly last night — in sunglasses.  The caption says “The future’s so bright, we’ve got to wear shades.” That’s from a song by a band called Timbuk 3, but I like the ZZ Top version better. I can’t wait to show you what they look like. They made all your meds oral today, except the amphotericin, which gets stopped tomorrow. You are moving along.


Your thyroid is perfectly normal and your echo just shows a small PDA. Fred says we will just watch you. You get new docs tomorrow — Elaine Ferrell will be your new attending. You got to go visit your brother again last night. Night nurses Mardi and Megan dressed you guys all up and took your picture together wearing sunglasses. You guys look like little Elton John disciples. Very cute, very funny.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 31, 2011 8:10 am

    That is such a cute picture! Yay for great hospital staffs! XO

    • January 31, 2011 8:15 am

      We thought so. It so hard to get perspective, but you should have seen how small those glasses really were.

      • January 31, 2011 8:15 am

        Oops, forgot the video. Must add it now. So ’80s.

  2. Lori Prang permalink
    January 31, 2011 1:56 pm

    LOVE THE PICTURE! We have a couple of those ‘middle of the night’ crazy nurse pictures ourselves. They always always brightened my day!

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