I met with Dr. Margaret Chou, the obstetrician at the Advanced Delivery Program (ADP) and immediately knew we were in the right place. We trusted her. She was prepared for our meeting, understood our situation and had been in communication with our OBGYN and MFM. That same day we had a consult with Dr. Matthew Boelig, my child’s surgeon. He understood our fears and concerns and answered all our questions. Shannon, the ADP social worker, took us on a tour of the NICU where we got to meet some of the nurses that would be taking care of me. Everyone was so friendly, and kind. Shannon also told us about the Ronald McDonald House of DE, located across the street from the hospital, and suggested that this might be a good option since our baby would likely be in the hospital for a few weeks. Everything was just so easy. The options were laid out for us.
Raegan arrived on April 28 at 4:28am. Just a few days later, she had surgery, and all went well. I really can’t say enough about how amazing my experience was! It really makes a difference when you the people around you — the doctors and nurses — really care about you.
Raegan’s prognosis is excellent; she has no limitations and is now a happy, healthy, one-year old with a very big personality. She is my unicorn.