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Volunteer Grandpa visits babies in NICU

I posted about this yesterday but I love this photo that AARP posted on Facebook. If you click into the article you can see the whole picture with the little premature baby that David came to visit. So sweet. My grandson had to spend quite a while in NICU. We had to travel to get to Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles like many families do whose children are hospitalized in these great medical centers. Children are sent there from all over the surrounding area. We were lucky in that we could visit. My daughter in law was able to be there every day and our son came there every day after work. Some parents live further away or have to be at work. I can see that it would be a comfort to them to have their babies lovingly held.

Children’s Hospitals

When babies are in the NICU it is a long vigil for the parents and family. Many say it is a roller coaster ride because there can be many bumps and twists in the road, large and small, as the baby fights for survival. You wish for time to pass quickly so the baby will reach the point of being strong enough to go home.

Via Children’s Hospital LA on You Tube:



This post is part of JustJotItJanuary. The word prompt for today is “hospital” suggested by Charlene Bullard at FaithtoRaiseNate.com.