Ladies and Gentlemen,
First post, so please forgive any lack of knowledge about the forums. I am a new member hoping to learn more about the Neonatal Industry and I'll be careful to talk to the Admins before I do anything on that front.
While I'm working towards 15 posts, I'll introduce myself. I'm an Active Duty Navy Pilot who is going back to school to get my MBA. My interest in Neonatal is personal as my eldest son was born at 25 weeks gestation (15 weeks early!!!) at 1lb 11oz. He was about as big as my hand. Thank God, he was born at a hospital in NYC with a Level 3 NICU and he spent 4 months there before the Navy arranged a MEDEVAC transfer to the Balboa Naval Hospital NICU where I am stationed here in San Diego.
So apart from many long stories (happy to share) about those scary days, I'll start by thanking NICU nurses everywhere for what you do! In both hospitals we had 99% great experiences with everyone we worked with (100% positive with all NICU nurses) and we will be forever grateful for helping our son come home. He is 4 years old now with some developmental delays and disabilities, but he is pure joy.
Thanks everyone and I hope to learn lots from you!!!