Yesterday, I started back up in the neonatal ICU, which means two things to you, the faithful reader. First, it means that you’ll get a few more stories about the things that pediatricians and neonatologists do to save kids in the earliest hours of their lives — like when i just gave an immediately newborn little boy a few breaths from a mask, and he went from looking like death to crying and screaming and doing all those things that babies who’ve just come out of the womb do. (I love the incredible resilience of newborn babies.) Second, however, it means that there’s a good chance that I’ll be a little quieter than normal; the hours are grueling, and I get this feeling that sleep will be at a premium.


Doubtless you will need your sleep…but FYIW you should know there are plenty of us (me and all the people I send to your site at least) who do so much like hearing the occaisional story of what’s going on hospitalward. Possibly because so much blogulation is devoted to el mundo del web y webdesign, I come to Queso hoping I’ll get another story that represents a look into a profession I rarely see from the inside.

• Posted by: bill on Sep 26, 2001, 5:44 PM

42-plus years ago, I was born more than 2 months premature, under 5 pounds (considered a big deal back then) and spent the first 4 weeks of my life in whatever the 1958 version of an incubator was. So I am really grateful to people like yourself who work in neonatology. Rock on, Jason!

• Posted by: Jim Higgins on Sep 26, 2001, 6:22 PM
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