Saturday, November 10, 2007

November is Prematurity Awareness Month

Our house will have a blue porchlight (if mommy can find the bulb--she thinks she remembers where she put it) and Evan's blog will be blue for the rest of this month. We are observing March of Dimes' Prematurity Awareness Month. Least we forget, amongst all things CHARGE Evan is also an ex-32 weeker (8 weeks early).

We will never forget all the great care Evan received very early on from the doctors and nurses in the NICUs at Swedish and Children's (this picture is Evan at 4-5 weeks old--still preterm!--in his isolette, on CPAP, after receiving some of this care). As annoying as some of the hearing/ear infection/stenosis issues are to deal with now, remembering back to the early days puts it all into perspective--without the intensive medical interventions to overcome prematurity, Evan might not be with us today, to have these other problems to solve.

1 comment:

Eva Nichole said...

Boy are we on the same page I just posted about this also.
Its so amazing what our kids have been through and how wonderful and strong they are.
Crystal and Eva