Hey there ladies.
I am so stoked to see such an active forum about the NICU nursing field. I guess that I'll start with a bit of a bio of myself. My name is Stacy. I am currently working as a CNA (in an old folks home
), and attending a Comm. College to complete my prereqs for nursing school! I have decided that I WILL be a NICU nurse because of my daughter. I am the mommy to two girls, Skyler, who is three, and Zoe, my angel baby. She was born Dec. 14, '02 and was a 29wk gastroschisis baby with EXTENSIVE gut complications (bowel necrosis, illeal attresia, intestinal malrotation, microcolon, etc). Mind you, she was also an IUGR babe at only 2lbs 2oz. She passed away Feb 27th of this year due to cardiac arrest (which was caused by hyperkalemia that occured after her kidneys shut down in a g-tube/fundo surgery), and is my entire motivation for returning to school!!! I am hoping that with my two and a half months of NICU "mommy" experience, that I will be able to keep up with your medical lingo here! I'm off to read some posts!