They say a baby changes everything but, as any mom knows, those changes begin long before baby’s arrival. There are obvious physical changes, but in the process of going to check-ups and preparing for baby, there are also psychological and emotional changes mom experiences that are often less talked about or, worse yet, kept silent. […]
Families share their experiences with Akron Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit.
The exemplary care delivered at Akron Children’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has been supported by an important group of people: donors. Many of these generous supporters are former patient families. Here are just a few that Akron Children’s is honored to recognize as the hospital celebrates the NICU’s 50th anniversary. J.P. and Judie […]
Elijah was born without ears (bilateral atresia microtia) but, at 9 weeks premature, his parents’ first priority wasn’t his birth defect, it was saving his life. “He was in the NICU for a month because he had holes in his lungs and struggled with breathing,” said Colleen, Elijah’s mom. “While we were in the NICU, […]
Jaxon Britton is not even 2 yet and he’s already developed a reputation for marching to the beat of his own drum. “He’s a unique kid, what can we say?” his mother, Bridget said. Jaxon has defied the odds multiple times and lived to smile about it. He’s been through more serious health issues than […]
Kelly Musick’s family is choosing to do its virtual Walk for Babies in the courtyard at Akron Children’s Hospital. That’s not only in the shadows of the NICU where Jacob and Benjamin Musick spent their first several weeks, but it’s also where their mother works as a nurse. The Musicks are this year’s Walk for […]
For kids with complex medical conditions like Josie Greco, regular medical appointments can’t stop just because there’s a pandemic. Continuous, exceptional care has been part of Josie’s life since her premature start in 2008 as an Akron Children’s NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) baby, and it’s this proven-level of support from Children’s that her mom […]