My son Charlie (now 10) was born at 30 weeks, weighing just 2lbs and 15oz. He suffered a brain haemorrhage at birth and contracted meningitis at 5 days old. I will be forever grateful to the SCBU teams at Halifax and Southampton for the superb level of care he received. He is now a healthy, happy boy who is adored :)
My dad's poem.
Mt son was intensive care three ocasions staff was fantastic gaving these little fighters a chance to life.
HOPE HE IS WELL NOW
I am so happy 2 have joined, my little boy was only 4lb 14oz he was in Special Care for the first 2weeks of his wee life. I am so greatfull for everything all the nurses did 4 him , he is now 3 and fit healthy and beautiful :) xxxx.
These Nurses are worth there weight in gold
Please accept & join this is such an important cause!
My cousin ha a wee girl born at 21 wks a did realy well but cant hear D.
Have just had Van Morrison sign a guitar for auction for the Tiny Life campaign. Chech it out on www.belfastmusic,co.uk and on out Facebook page. Will help you also if I can.
My son was born @ 27 weeks back in 1978, he weighed 2lbs 4oz. After 1 week @ the Oxford Radcliffe he was sent back to Banbury Horton General Special Care Baby Unit, he was there for 2 months. What an incredible job they did with him, and also for myself and husband. Could never repay them, we now have 3 beautiful granddaughters, who wouldn't be here today if not for the hard work of all the staff involved. We will be for ever indebted to them.
What year was that Deb? Amazing what they can do isn't it! I was in Utah 1979-1981
It was in 1981, they told us we could be stationd at Hill AFB but we decided to stay at Mtn Home.
My son spent his first few weeks of Life In SCBU At Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast, the Staff were simply wonderful and I couldn"t thank them enough......
They are so dedicated and without them so many little infants wouldn"t survive ....
both my babies were in special care, I worked there for 16 years and know how important and appreciated the work is.
My first child was premature, couldn't have survived with the special baby care unit, essential in any hospital.