September is NICU Awareness Month, a month designed to honor all the families and precious babies who have spent time in the NICU and the amazing doctors and nurses who cared for them.
As a mom of multiples your chances of a NICU stay are higher and PAMOM offers support when that happens.
The Kenna Triplets
Banks, Leo & Rosie were born at 29 weeks 6 days.
PAMOM member Olivia Kenna said she was incredibly lucky because she was admitted to the hospital for preterm labor at less than 23 weeks. The doctors and nurses were able to stop labor and bed rest did its job for seven more weeks!
But the Kenna triplets needed assistance in the NICU.
“It was shocking & painful to see them for the first few times. The incubator, CPAP, feeding tubes, blindfolds, lights, wires everywhere. The nurses & doctors quickly educated us & carefully took care of our most prized possessions. Leaving my babies was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. Yet, I knew they were in the best hands possible and that gave me comfort. As soon as it was possible, we jumped in and started changing diapers and getting skin to skin time with our tiny, perfect babies with careful guidance from the nurses. We were so extremely lucky to have an uneventful NICU stay. After 65 very long days, all 3 of our babies were sent home on the same day!” Olivia said.
She’s grateful for the nurses and doctors who she called true angels sent from God. And she sends her love and support to all other babies and families who endure the process.
“We will forever marvel the strength and resilience of Banks, Leo & Rosie. We will forever be beyond grateful to the Dallas Presby NICU team. We will forever have a new understanding of what NICU families go through. You really can’t put it into words. My heart goes out to all of the NICU babies,” she said.