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"The gratitude I have for all the staff at Musgrove for saving my baby.."

About: Musgrove Park Hospital / Neonatal care

(as a service user),

Our baby was delivered via c section at 30 weeks with severe intrauterine growth restriction (IGUR) weighing only 830grams. Our world was turned completely upside down and the emotions we felt were unimaginable. The staff within the neonatal intensive care unit at Musgrove were amazing, not only did they care for our little miracle with so much love and affection but they were a great support to us too. This continued for the 8 long weeks that we stayed at the unit. With another child at home and my husband having to return to work after 2 weeks I could not always be in the unit with my baby which was the most unnatural feeling in the world. It broke me everyday that I had to walk out and leave him but the wonderful staff always reassured me, they sent me photos and videos and answered my many phone calls!

There are no words to describe the gratitude I have for all the staff at Musgrove for saving my baby, working so hard with him so that he was able to come home, without them it would have been very different.

I will forever be in their debt and from the bottom of my heart I cannot thank them enough.

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Response from Nicola Johnson, Consultant Paediatrician, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust 3 months ago
Nicola Johnson
Consultant Paediatrician,
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Submitted on 12/10/2021 at 18:49
Published on Care Opinion on 13/10/2021 at 11:01

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience and terrifying journey with your very little one!

It is particularly good to hear that you felt supported when you had to leave your leave your little one - that must be such a hard thing to do.

We are glad that the photos and videos help, that will encourage us to continue to do this for other parents in your difficult position.

Good luck at home!!

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