September 15 is National Neonatal Nurses Day. I never even knew this day existed but I am in total agreement that NICU nurses are deserving of their own special day. They truly are amazing people. A quote from an article I read today pretty much sums it up:
“Many times, you are fighting against the odds. You play the leading role in the effort to save newborn lives. Though your story may not be broadcast to millions across the world, it is still being told. It is told through the smile of a mother you’ve just comforted or the warmth of a baby you’ve nursed back to health. We hear your story, and we hope many others will hear your story too. Thank you for all the work you do for newborn babies every day." (http://www.healthynewbornnetwork.org/blog/neonatal-nurses-high-value-given-low-priority?page=3)
Veronica was discharged from the NICU exactly one month ago and I have thought about her nurses every day since then. I know I have said this before, but we will never forget all they did for Veronica (and for us) and we will always be grateful.
So on this day, I would like to publicly thank the wonderful GW NICU nurses who cared for Veronica during her 119 days. Thanks to Beverly, Leslie, Whitney, Reggie, Lavona, Keyona, Didi, Mia, Teresa, Katie, Alana, Eileen, Maria, Chara, Vivian, Sarah, Vlodka, Sophia, Mary Jane, Renee, Carmelita, Misha, Leslie (the other one!), Julie, Nance, Lisa, Anabell, Anjanie, Kristen, Ramone, Jennifer and the charge nurses, Cynthia and Ruth. Thank you!!