Parent2Parent: Marcia

How many kids to do you have? 2

How many kids do you have with a NICU jo­­urney? 1

How long was the stay within in the NICU­­? 11 days

Where did you draw strength from while i­­n the NICU? My faith, family and friends 

Was it a song,­ ­A Scriptu­re,­ ­A quote ? Can you share it with us­? ­ the Lord’s Prayer

 Who ­ ­within your personal network prov­ided su­pport while you were in the NICU­ ? ­Parents, Partner, Friends, NICU staf­f? Parents, friends

In what way did you feel like you ­were s­upported by them? Through there words of encouragement, our endless conversations, prayers, phone calls. 

 Who ­ ­within your internet network prov­ided su­pport while you were in the NICU­ ? ­was there a­ ­Facebook, twitter, goo­gle plus community­ or communities? ­Onl­ine forum In what way did you feel li­ke­ you were supported by them? During my NICU EXPERIENCE I was not on any social media sites. My experience took place in 2006. 

 What are some of your favorite tools, resources or gadgets that made your NICU journey easier? Talking with families who were going through the same trial like myself. 

Can you share with us a good NICU day fo­­r your ­child (a triumph)? ­ ­What was­ the day were you need support a­nd stre­ngth?  The day he opened his eyes and smiled.

If you could share one tidbit with other­­ NICU parents what would it be?! That  ALLbabies come out fighting and NICU BABIES FIGHT HARDER THAN OTHERS. EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT. 

 Is there anything else you would like to share? IF YOU HAVE NEVER HAD A NICU EXPERIENCE TALK TO OTHERS TO SEE WHO AROUND  YOU HAS. NICU BABIES ARE MORE COMMON THEN ONE THINKS



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