Babies in the U.T. Medical Center Neonatal intensive Care Unit (NICU) are monitored around the clock by their parents and the dedicated doctors and nurses. Until now, that monitoring was done in person.
When first-time parents Kay and Jesse Clark learned their daughter would be born 15 weeks early, they had a decision to make.
“We couldn’t agree on a name,” Jesse said. “We both had our top-choice names picked out, and neither of us would budge.”
The couple didn’t want their baby, who would have to fight for her life, to be born nameless — so they put their heads together, and Kay finally revealed her second pick.
“It was pretty hard,” Brittany Vinciguerra said. “I didn’t get to see my baby, hold my baby, I didn’t get to do any of that.”
Parents of newborns are faced with plenty of challenges when their child is prematurely born. Unless you’re a parent of a prematurely born child you probably don’t understand what many of the parents go through. Bill Anderson certainly didn’t.
“When you have a premature baby,” Kelly Gallagher explained, “you have to leave them in the hospital and it’s the most awful feeling in the world.”
Mary Beth Lambert is thankful any time she gets to see her son, even if it's only on the screen of her phone.
Lambert's son, Cameron, is currently in the neonatal intensive care unit at Spartanburg Medical Center. Using a technology called AngelEye, Lambert and her family can keep track of Cameron when they're away from the hospital by viewing a live video feed of him while he's being fed and bathed.
Margot Shwery was born on Nov. 18, 2016, on the fourth floor of East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) after what was considered an unusually rocky pregnancy.
The child of Matt and Aimee Shwery of New Orleans weighed in at a paltry 1-pound, 12 ounces after just 28 weeks and five days in the womb. Under the experienced care of Dr. Stephen Champlin and a slew of vigilant nurses, Margot arrived via emergency C-section at just seven months gestation due to lack of growth and poor blood flow to the umbilical cord.
Local company Kem Krest is pitching in to help parents of babies in intensive care.
The Elkhart company donated money for specialized cameras in Memorial Hospital's NICU.
These cameras are a big deal to families. Parents and nurses faces light up when they talk about the Angel Eye system that's now up-and-running.
Sometimes, the biggest miracles come in the smallest packages.
After trying unsuccessfully for many years to get pregnant, Ed and Wendy Batchelder of Bridgewater were shocked when Wendy became pregnant at age 44. “It was a total surprise, but a wonderful, happy surprise,” Wendy said. “We had pretty much given up on having a baby,” added Ed. Pregnancies at that age are often considered “high risk,” however in Wendy’s case, this pregnancy was clearly going to be particularly challenging. She has a chronic auto-immune condition which requires her to take daily medication, even during a pregnancy.
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Sept. 15, 2016 | It was more than a month before Lucy Josserand, born weighing 2 pounds, 11.5 ounces, was able to see and enjoy the comforts of her own nursery in her Texarkana home.
But Lucy’s parents never left her side thanks to the help of Angel Eye Camera Systems.
The web-based system allows family members to view and interact with a baby in the neonative intensive care unit (NICU) through a live video stream and one-way audio.
For Maceé Josserand, who also has another daughter, Leilani, the camera made life a little simpler. She says it gives her peace of mind.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – When parents can’t be with their baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock, Angel Eye Camera Systems allows them to remotely watch over their little bundle of joy from any location at any time of the day.
That’s a heaven-sent solution for parents and family, especially those who live and work many miles away from the hospital.
The Angel Eye system, installed recently at Baptist Health, uses a camera that’s placed at the baby’s bedside and provides live-stream video. Loved ones can log into a secure account from their laptop, tablet or smart phone to check in on their newborn.