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Congratulations America -- The Affordable Care Act is the Law of the Land

An Open Letter to My Neighbo(u)rs

Dear America,

Congratulations that “the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land.” Improve and modify rather than repeal and replace should be the way forward. 418 more words


Tip 214: EPICure survival statistics of extreme prematurity

EPICure is a population-based study of extremely premature infants, looking at their survival and later health challenges. It was initially undertaken in 1995 (EPICure 1) and repeated in 2006 (EPICure 2). 56 more words


104 Day Old Identical Twins | Northern VA Photographer

I have said this before, but babies born prematurely have a special place in my heart.  Just 6 years ago, I became a preemie mama, and acutely aware of the battle that babies born early face.   233 more words


A Golden Opportunity For Your NICU Team!

I have written about respectful communication before in Kill them with kindness.

The importance of collaborating in a respectful manner cannot be overemphasized, as a calm and well prepared team can handle just about anything thrown their way.  355 more words

Birthday girl!

Well in just under 3 hours, it will be Meadows 5th birthday.

Today has been a mission, we have had meltdown after meltdown because she wants the birthday bunny to come and bring her presents. 315 more words


Tip 211: retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)

ROP is classified (internationally agreed) by:

  • Zone of involvement (centred around the optic disc)
  • Stage of appearance
  • Presence of ‘plus’ disease – abnormalities of posterior retinal or iris blood vessels…
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I Hit My Knees

I grew up in the church.  It has just always been a part of my life. I don’t remember a time I didn’t believe in God, pray, know that Jesus died for me. 602 more words