One of life’s cardinal rules is that things don’t always go according to plan. Sometimes life has a way of throwing you the occasional curve ball, but you learn it’s what you make of those situations that can help carve a new path. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse Amanda Ellis knows this lesson firsthand. […]
The Akron Zoo will host the 6th annual Walk for Babies fundraiser this Sunday. Walk for Babies was created by Sam and Shelby Snellenberger who wanted to give back to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) staff at Akron Children’s after they cared for their daughter, Amelia.
When we first met with Dr. Stewart in February, he said that while we would come back to see him, he would be referring us to a genetic counselor at Akron Children’s as well. I was a little confused as to why we would need to see a genetic counselor. We already knew our Peanut […]
Jordan has one less tube today. The NG (feeding) tube came out because our neonatologist said we could feed the little guy on demand to try to increase his intake. We are really pushing to get the ok to get home. We’ve had visits from the occupational, physical and speech therapists. Jordan’s head and neck […]
I am so thankful Dr. Stewart wrote a pass for me to leave Akron General for as long as I wanted while I was still admitted. On Thursday, June 16, we made it over in time to attempt one last breastfeed before Jordan’s shunt placement. It was still a little challenging due to him having […]
Life at the Pollock house is great. We are loving every moment we spend together as a family. Jordan is doing great with feeding. Some nights I have to wake up to him wiggling around when he’s ready. One of the sweetest moments has been listening to Randy read to Jordan in the morning while […]