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Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Some kids have security blankets...

...and other kids have security cannula. Hallie has taken to grasping her nasal cannula tubing all the time. She waves her hands at us holding her cannula. She sleeps holding her cannula. And she sits in her Bumbo chair holding her cannula:

I guess that it makes some sense given that she never goes anywhere without her cannula...except for when she rips it off of her face (about 20 times a day these days). But I don't think that she makes the connection, so to speak, between the evil prongs in her nose and her beloved cannula.

We're trying to get her to hold her lovies and taggies and blankets, but nothing oh nothing is better than her lovely cannula.

Oh, the life of a preemie on oxygen.

I'm not sure what we're going to do when she's finally off the oxygen (can't come a moment too soon for all of us) and we need to explain why our kid runs around with a piece of plastic tubing in her hands at all times.


NeoNurseChic said...

I've just found your blog and have been looking at the pictures - haven't read all the posts just yet! I have had tears coming to my eyes just looking at the pictures!!! Hallie is absolutely beautiful - as was Olivia. Hallie reminds me so much of one of my very favorites whose family still keeps in touch with me and is also a surviving twin. If you could see her pictures, you'd see that she and Hallie even kind of look similar!! So adorable......

Pennsylvania Hospital - very nearby!! You were just right around the corner from my hospital!....we obviously take 23 weekers, too, since we are a gigantic level III NICU.

I finished my 2nd 12 hour shift in a row tonight and have to go back for one more tomorrow - and then I have Friday off, but I work 12 hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday - busy busy week for me!! I have had pretty darn good days the last 2 days though - the one family I had today was so sweet...when I spoke with the mom on the phone this morning, she said that she was so glad I was taking care of her baby - and I had only just met her the night before and never had taken care of their baby until today! Do I give off a vibe? I hope so!! ;) That comment made my entire day. I really needed that!

I really look forward to reading all the posts you have so far and all the ones you post in the future. You are a very special family...thanks for sharing it with us on the web! Maybe someday we could meet since we are so ridiculously close. I live in PA - but not in Philly...I'm 25 mintues from the city on the main line. I would love to meet you guys and Hallie at some point if you felt comfortable with the idea!!

Carrie :)

hallegracesmama said...

Abby- Check you email. I tried again to add you to the "invite" list on Halle's blog. Let me know if you don't get it...

art-sweet said...

What a cutie she is! Thanks for letting me know where to find your story again.