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Take a walk at the zoo and raise funds for the NICU

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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.

Thank you to the fetal treatment center, neurosurgery, neonatology and more…

Megs Pollock in Akron Children's neonatal intensive care unit holding Jordan

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’s final days in the NICU

Randy and Megs ready to take Jordan home

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 […]

Recounting days 4 and 5 of Jordan’s NICU stay

Randy and Megs peer in on Jordan in the NICU

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 […]

Looking back on days 2 and 3 of Jordan’s NICU stay

Jordan in Akron Children's Hospital's NICU

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 […]

Welcome to the world, Jordan Matthew Pollock

Jordan Matthew Pollock

Look what the stork brought! Jordan Matthew Pollock was born at 11:52 a.m. on Monday, June 13, at Akron General Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. Things are going well and he’s been a real trooper. They tell me he’s a favorite in the NICU. Jordan has undergone back […]