Nurses Carol, Sue, Jen, Karen, Linda, Wendy, Lynn, Lynne, Sharon, Alix, Bob, Trish, Chris, Joy, Patty, Connie, Tatiana, Dana, Beth, and many others I can’t remember the names of. Doctors Stoltz, Sweeney, Kamitsuka, Demmers, and many others I can’t remember the names of. Maternal steroids, Delayed Cord Clamping, Endotracheal tube, 3 Blood Transfusions, Supplemental O2, Intubation-PPV, Surfactant, Survanta, Neo-puff, Servo, PRVC mode, UVC, CDF Feeding Protocol, Phototherapy, Phototx, 2 vent courses, Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), Flovent, Vapotherm, Nasal Cannula, Theophylline, Caffeine, 2 Echocardiograms, Epoetin, 2 Cranial Ultrasounds, 4 Retinal Exams, Hearing test, abdominal x-ray, chest x-ray, stool cultures, Multi-vitamins with Iron, Ferrous Sulfate, Neosure, Human Milk Fortifier. Physical Therapist Jessica, Respiratory Therapist Teresa and many others I can’t remember the names of. Pink tubs, big sinks, care times, hand sanitizer, stethoscopes, thermometers, monitors, Pulse-Ox, tiny diapers, fluffy nesting, freddie-the-frog positioner, reclining Kangaroo Care chair, 2 giant blue binders for A’s medical chart. The shirts we made him, the songs we sang him, the way we held him. Waiting. My milk-producing breasts.
And me, his Mama. I worked.