From ventilators to balloons

There are things to celebrate in a child’s life. Like all parents, we celebrated babies rolling over, taking first steps, speaking first words, and using manners for the first time without being prompted. This weekend we celebrated again. Elsie blew up her first balloon. And I cried. Watching your child learn something new is like … Continue reading From ventilators to balloons

Stream of conciousness – prematurity, germs and child care

After Elsie’s birth, we learnt very quickly about infections. For premature babies who are already vulnerable, infections are a serious complication with frightening immediate risks and potential long-term effects. They have immature immune systems and fewer antibodies from their mother, and unfortunately infection in these precious little people is also common. Many of the interventions, … Continue reading Stream of conciousness – prematurity, germs and child care