Caring for our most fragile patients
At 29 weeks, Jennifer Lambert of High Point gave birth to her son, Lane. Eleven weeks early, Lane weighed just 2 pounds, 7 ounces. He spent 62 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center.
“There were times when I wondered if I would have 10 more minutes or two more days with him,” recalls Jenn. “The entire NICU staff was amazing. They loved Lane as much as we loved him.”
When Jenn and her husband Justin were not visiting Lane in the NICU, they were home with their 3-year-old daughter, where they could watch Lane on their iPad. “The NICU cameras helped connect us to a piece of our heart that was missing when we couldn’t be with him. The NICU cameras were instrumental for our journey.”
Generous support from donors like you provides leading-edge technology in our NICU. Since 2015, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation has funded crib cameras; cardiorespiratory monitors to provide rapid and reliable heart rates during critical moments after the baby is born; and $390,000 for “giraffe beds” – an incubator and warmer for our tiniest patients, like Lane. Thank you.