Checkup Newsroom (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

2018
May
01,
2018
| 04:44 PM America/Chicago
For eight days after her son was born, all Whitney Coben could do was look at her fragile little boy. Brayden was born premature at 27 weeks, weighed less than 3 pounds and couldn’t breathe on his own. Right after birth, he was immediately taken t...
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2017
August
29,
2017
| 08:09 PM America/Chicago
Lily Faith has returned to Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi. She was transported back to Driscoll on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, and her parents are so happy to have their little girl back home with them. ...
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2015
December
23,
2015
| 08:12 PM America/Chicago
“Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.” Psalm 126:5 As a young married couple, D.L. and Katie Frugé prayed that their family would be “different” in their examples as Christians. But they say they never could have imagined th...
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2014
November
27,
2014
| 03:04 PM America/Chicago
November 3, we like to call it Avery Independence Day, was one of the happiest, saddest and scariest days of our lives. It was the day we had looked forward to for so long, yet when it was finally here, I had never been more scared or sad in my entir...
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November
17,
2014
| 12:25 AM America/Chicago
Three years ago, Amanda Wallgren  went in for her monthly prenatal appointment in Abilene, Texas. Amanda did her normal blood work and was sent home. Thirty minutes later, she received a call from her doctor to return to the hospital in Abilene immed...
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October
31,
2014
| 03:59 PM America/Chicago
These days Avery’s schedule is pretty busy. We often joke that she needs a personal assistant to manage all of her activities. Being a typical girl with the incredible ability to multi-task at a young age, Avery is working on a multitude of things ri...
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September
19,
2014
| 06:17 PM America/Chicago
No really…take it one day at a time.It’s been a long time since my last blog post. Honestly, I just haven’t really had anything new to say. I was hopeful that my next post might talk about how we were starting to bottle feed Avery or some of the othe...
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August
28,
2014
| 10:58 PM America/Chicago
Intro: Kristen Villarreal is the mother of Houston and Quinn. We asked her to blog about her experience in the Cook Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This is how they became part of our “NICU family.” You can help newborns like Houston and Qui...
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July
07,
2014
| 10:14 PM America/Chicago
We have now surpassed our 100th day in the NICU. 100 days. Avery’s due date has come and gone. It feels like it’s time to go home. I’m ready. Shawn’s ready. Avery’s room is ready. But our sweet baby girl is not able to breathe on her own just yet. An...
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