Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's Prematurity Awareness Day! **update**

Hello all. For those of you who are not "in the know," (like I wasn't until about 5 minutes ago... bad preemie mom! baaaad preemie mom!) today is Prematurity Awareness Day.

So, instead of throwing a bunch of statistics your way I'm going to throw you two big universal facts instead...

1. Prematurity stinks. For society, for mom, for dad, for baby. Especially for baby.

2. You can help.

In honor of Prematurity Awareness Day, I created a "virtual band" for Aubrie and Daxton and made a donation in their names to the March of Dimes. You can click this link if you would like to also make a donation in their names, or to create your own band for another special boy or girl out there...

And just as an aside, please all say a quick prayer for Baby Jack, a preemie friend who has recently been exposed to H1N1... He's running a low grade fever and the parents are scared. Please take a moment to lift them up and pray for no flu (and a few uneventful days for his parents!) Also please say a prayer for Baby Rosemary... Remember her? She's going in to possibly get her trach removed tomorrow! Lots of prayers for a successful procedure! And I just found out Baby Mary Farris, our NICU neighbor at Vandy, is going in for surgery #7 tomorrow... Big prayers for her and her family!

**Update**
Baby Jack does have H1N1. Looks like his mom may have it, too. He's only been out of the NICU for a couple of months... Please pray they can treat this at home with no hospital visits for Jack, and that they both have speedy recoveries!

Thanks again all, for you support for our family as we travel this road and for all the other families that you help without even knowing...

3 comments:

JenniferNe said...

Don't feel bad I too did not know until a little while ago. I created a band in honor of my Premature Baby. I love hearing your stories of the boys. God Bless!

Stacy said...

Thank you for the honorable mention Mollie. We have H1N1 but our little fighter is holding strong and we are at home. We are praying for Rosemary and Mary Farris.

melbhaber said...

I didn't know about Preemie Awareness Day either! Got a fundraising email from March of Dimes. Sadly, I just gave money to our NICU and can't afford more now.