Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Glimpse Into the Duke Nurseries

This story aired last night on NBC Nightly News. It was filmed on Monday (I just missed being on camera again...). Dr. Goldstein is one of the many looking after Gwyneth. The shots of the mothers with their babies are from the NICU.



Nate

20 comments:

Jane-Jane said...

your welcome!

they also showed this clip on the Today show this morning, or at least part of it. Just gives us one more thing to pray for....Gwyneth's fertility, in about 30 years!

ttulizzy said...

Yeah, I saw this on the Today show this morning, and I was thinking of you guys as it aired.

How interesting they filmed it at Duke!

Still praying!

cbennett said...

i just wanted to say that i admire what you are doing and the courage you and your wife have...our son is a DUKE NICU graduate...he was not a premie but he stayed in the NICU for almost a month on a ventilator...the NICU is a very scary place at times but it is also filled of hope...what you are doing will provide hope for parents like my husband and I who at times never knew what would be the next thing the doctor told us...if interested our son has a page in the Album of Hope in the waiting room...his name is Mason and he was in room 5 in September of 2006...hang in there and your family is in our thoughts and prayers...just know that your daughter is in the best hands possible...DUKE Nicu nurses and doctors are the best at what they do! God Bless!

Lissa Lane said...

TY for showing this! I'm going to post it on my blog too if you don't mind

Andria and Co. said...

how neat!

Caroline said...

I know we don't know each other, but I feel connected to your family and check your blog every day to see how everyone is doing. I remember seeing a tv movie when I was very young called "Alex: The Life of a Child" about a little girl with CF. I have never forgotten it, but I have never known anyone with the disease either. I have been so encouraged by your faith and know that God is giving you and your family an extra measure of grace to walk this path right now, a path that would cause many people to say "I don't know how I would do it." Thank you for sharing your heart and the pictures of your beautiful baby girl. What a gift! My prayers are with you and your family - for a donor, for Gwyneth to grow and remain strong, and for God's grace to continually pour over you, giving you the peace and strength to live for Him each day. I would have emailed this, but I couldn't find your email. Blessings to you all!

cowengilmore@yahoo.com

The Adoption Of William said...

I saw this as well. Wow close to home for you guys. Sweet babies.

Praying!

Blessings,

Jen-william's Mom

www.specialneedsbaby.blogspot.com

Aida Rita said...

I saw that last night and thought about you guys. Still praying !!

Dee Dee said...

I thought of you when I read the article. Gwyneth has a BIG God working in her life and is already overcoming great odds. It might also encourage you a little to know that my grandmother (and I'm 48) was born apporoximately 117 years ago, weighing 2 lbs. She went on to have 9 children (the last one died at birth, in 1932; the 8th was my mom, in 1930; all 8 who survived early infancy lived at least past middle age, and 4 are still living at 77 - 84 years old). I am sure that when she was born (probably at home!) she was considered a micro-preemie. She stayed small (5'2"-ish). but maybe she would have anyway). She was a pretty fertile lady who was blessed with a large, healthy family!
I feel God has great things still in store for Gwyneth & both her parents in the years ahead!

Dee Dee said...

And she lived to be 83-ish herself, passing away over 30 years ago.

Tracy said...

very cool this was filmed at Duke-you all seem to be in the right place to get the best care :)
God's work indeed!
Continuing to pray!

Erin said...

I also saw this on the Today show this morning. When I heard it was at Duke I was on the look out for little Gwyneth but didn't see her. =(

Heather said...

Yes, saw this on the Today show as well. I was also thinking of Gwyneth.

I have a degree in early childhood. I have spent so much time learning about how children develop and the things that affect them early on but we did not touch base on how premature birth affects them. I am only more curious now. Development fascinates me, children are amazing.

kidsworld said...

Yeah!!! 2 MILLION HITS!!! Okay, so I didn't win the contest, but it's exciting nonetheless! I think the word is out...people are craving something good and more of it!

L.Bo Marie said...

you made it to two million today!!!!

Tracy said...

2 million and more!!!!!!! Way to go!

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Candy said...

So did they plug your story and we'll see you on the Today show or Nightly News soon? That would be so cool!

I continue to pray for you all and like other posts have said, this story gives us a specific set of prayers for Gwyneth-for her future health and fertility when she finds her own Prince Charming.

L&DRNKY said...

I saw it the other night and thought of you guys right away. Continuing to keep you in my prayers.

april said...

interesting story. I am not sure I buy it though when they are studying data from another country. (Netherlands) I would think we have better health care options but maybe I am wrong! btw I was a preemie almost 34 years ago and I am in good health!!! ababies are resiliant! and Gwenyth seems super strong just like her mama! :)