The time spent with Tim before he was taken into SCBU was very short but we have a few photos to share. The one above was taken when he was approximately 12 hours old, as was this…
This is the first child we have ever had to need special care. I never realised how much I took for granted being able to scoop up my newborn to feed or hug it. I’m longing to sweep him up but, more than that, I want him strong.
He is improving all the time, so we are optimistic that he won’t be there for long. The staff are too wonderful for words. The care they give not only to the babies but to the support and explanation to frightened, worried parents is fantastic. We took this unit being here for granted for so long yet never fully appreciated its true value until we needed it and saw it for ourselves. Words can’t express how thankful we are to all the special care and maternity staff here for their work.
No doubt, with their ongoing care and dedication, we will be home with our baby boy very soon.
Edit: A few people have asked about sending cards and gifts. Much as we do appreciate the thought and kindness, we would like to ask that small donations are instead made to the Oliver Fisher Neonatal Unit at Medway Maritime Hospital.