SAN ANTONIO - University Hospital has become the first hospital to install a new type of technology that allows parents of premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit to watch their newborn 24/7.
It’s called Angel Eye, a webcam designed to give parents an unlimited live view of their child when they can’t be in the NICU.
Deborah Stark is one of the first mothers to be able to utilize Angel Eye, which was installed a week ago above son Rigman’s crib in the NICU at University.
She and the baby’s father live in West Texas, so prior to that, she could only see him on visits.
"I think the hardest part is just being so far away since we're not from San Antonio," she said of those long months when she was living at the Ronald McDonald House or back at her restaurant business hundreds of miles away.
Today, no matter where she physically is, she can see her baby.