Tag Archives : NICU

When Baby Comes Early – Sarah and Arlo’s Story Part 3


Sarah and Arlo are testament to the strength of the human spirit and the amazing work that passionate, dedicated medical professionals do every day at TMC for Children. We pick up the story as Arlo has made a very dramatic early entry into the world and Sarah, Edward and Arlo become immersed in their new environment, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Arlo’s…

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Killian the Warrior

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Illness can be incredibly isolating. Even with immense support from family and friends, when a diagnosis or condition arises, reaching out to those who know from first hand experience how difficult it is, can provide critical comfort. We share stories so that others may know they are not alone. Killian the Warrior is the first of a series of shared…

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Picnic Celebrates NICU Graduates


From the littlest babe to a grown young man, they gathered on Saturday at Reid Park to reconnect, to visit and to celebrate at the annual Nursery Intensive Care and Pediatric Special Care Graduates Picnic. Amid the horse rides, face painting and the jumping castle, the parents reminisced with each other and the NICU staff over the days, or weeks or…

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Preemie in Good Hands as Father's Day Nears


If you cup your hands together and look down, that’s the size Boston Zacharias Romero was when he was born at Tucson Medical Center in mid-February at 27 weeks. He weighed one pound, 7 ounces. It was a frightening time for the Romero family, especially since little Boston’s lungs collapsed two times. “We were all very scared and worried,” recalled…

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How we support breastfeeding in the NICU

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We know that breast milk offers more than formula can and yet for preemies, getting that powerful source of nutrients can be very difficult. The TMC International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are here to help. (Thanks to Melissa for sharing her experience breastfeeding a premature baby and to Jenifer Smith and Vanessa Porter, International Board Certified Lactation Consultants at TMC…

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