Quoting HamHam:" <blockquote><b>Quoting clay matthews:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting HamHam:</b>" ... [snip!] ... to go through surgery like your little one did. You're a mother with a lot of strength and heart. Your family is very lucky "
I'm glad little man is at the best NICU and didn't need to be transported anywhere else AND that its near to your home
CHW-Mke didn't have any type of "mentorship" program with previous NICU parents (or if they DID, it wasn't offered to us). We have had a tough road, but we've been very fortunate along the way, especially with DD. Her urologist at CHW is world-renouned and literally wrote the book for the treatment of kids like her. He had JUST moved to Mke about a year before she was born because his son is a dr at CHW and he wanted to be closer to his family (he was previously at Seattle Children's). After he retired (it'll be 2 years in May), we switched care to Mayo in Rochester and have been very fortunate that her new urologist is a personal friend of the original guy
I hope that you guys have a non-eventful and short NICU stay. NICU time feels at LEAST twice as long as "regular" time. I also wrote down every dr who treated DD since there was an extensive team and I wanted to make sure we were all on the same page with her. Since I couldn't be there daily, I called twice a day and spoke with HER nurse to see how her day was going. She had a great team of nurses, but there was one in particular whom we just LOVED and seemed to treat DD as her own child and really advocated for her when we weren't able to.