Sunday, July 8, 2007

7/8 - Encouraging Message - Do Something about Feeling Lost in the NICU

Lost Scrabble Pieces

Theres nothing terribly wrong with feeling lost,

so long as that feeling precedes

some plan on your part to actually do something about it.

Jhonen Vasquez

Many NICU Parents feel lost, especially during the first few hours and days in the unfamiliar, unsettling foreign environment of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Parents can begin getting over that feeling of being lost in the NICU is by developing a plan "to actually do something about it." One easy thing to do is to download and read "For Those Who Hold the Littlest Hands" the free NICU ebook.

One of the best plan is to gain knowledge and learning more about the NICU environment. Learn what you can about about the equipment and the jargon, the language or the NICU speak used by the physicians and nurses.

Some of the resources available from the NICU Parent Support lenses for developing a plan include:

Photo Source: Penny Mathews. Lost. Used with Permission.

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