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Tips for staying sane in the NICU

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January 26th, 2012, 03:53 PM
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What do you do/did you do to keep yourself grounded and sane while your little one is/was in the NICU?
~Beth in Seattle

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January 26th, 2012, 06:44 PM
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I did a lot of crosswords and word finds on top of reading books. I was grateful that I had friends around because they kept me busy.
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January 31st, 2012, 06:15 PM
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I went back to work. I couldn't just sit next to his isolette all day, or I would have gone insane because there was so little I could do for him at first. So, I went back to work full time. I'd go see him before work, at lunchtime (I work all of 8 blocks from the hospital he was at), and after work. It gave me something else to focus on besides him being in the NICU.

I also talked to other NICU parents. It helped a lot to realize I wasn't crazy for feeling as awful as I was.
~Beth in Seattle

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