Saturday, February 20, 2010

CGH-Nursery & Labor/Delivery Nurses

When Sydney Grace passed, we asked for donations to the hospital in lieu of flowers. Here is the reason why...

Carteret General Hospital Nursery and Labor/Delivery nurses are the best ever. We were at the hospital for 10 days and they were so good to us. Not just to Sydney and I, but my entire family.

Two nurses actually delivered Sydney Grace. At 5:00am I was 4cm, and Sydney was born about 10 minutes later. Everything happened so fast that the doctor did not make it in time. These nurses were so wonderful to me during the whole night of labor. They are my heroes.

After going to Sydney Grace's cardiologist and receiving news we did not want to hear and witnessing Sydney's first apnea episode, I felt the worst I had ever felt in my life. I was in a deep depression. The next day, I still felt terrible until a another nurse walked in. She did something that no other could do. She made me smile. Just by her walking in, she made me laugh. She had the best sense of humor.

Another instance, was one night in the hospital Sydney was having terrible apnea episodes every 1-2 hours lasting sometimes 30 minutes. Our nurses that night would sit in the room with us and pray silently during Sydney Grace's episodes. One nurse even made me and Sydney a mother/daughter bracelet that night.

Two nurses brought food to our house after we left the hospital. We could not ask for better people.

As of today, the CGH Foundation has received many donations in Sydney Grace's name. They deserve so much recognition. If anyone would still like to make a donation in her name you can. Please send it to: Carteret General Hospital Foundation – Nursery, 3500 Arendell St., Morehead City, N.C. 28557.

I was actually trying to think of a fundraiser we could do in Sydney Grace's name. The proceeds would be given to the hospital. Does anyone have any ideas?? If you do, please leave a comment.

Lastly, my sister and I made a Trisomy 18 awareness ribbon. We were thinking of getting car magnets. Here it is.


  1. I found your group page on Facebook when Sydney Grace was born and I was drawn to the miraculous story of her. I am kept track of your blog daily and I just want to let you know that not a day goes by that I don't think of you, Sydney Grace, and your family. She was a beautiful little girl and I hope that as each day passes you and your family can find greater strength to go on. I am so inspired by you! I wish you all the best.

  2. I've wanted a car ribbon magnet thingie with Johanna's info on it since she was born. If you figure out how to do this please, please, please let me know. I think that's awesome.

    We also had the best nurses when JoJo was born. Everyone knew our situation and my OB had hand picked everyone for us. It was nice to be able to love on Johanna for a while and after she passed to grieve as we saw fit without being bothered.

  3. Lindsey, you and your family have touched my heart and continue to do so everyday. I cannot imagine what you have been through and continue to deal with day by day. You have shown such appreciation for CGH and the Birthing Center, but really we appreciate you as well. It was an honor to meet you, Sydney Grace, and your family. Sydney made me realize the better and more important things in life and has opened my eyes to many things. You have changed a lot of our lives and we appreciate your great faith and the chance you gave us to meet your little miracle girl! Thank you and God Bless You! Stay strong and know that you and your family are thought of by many everyday.
    Desiree' Klott, RN
    CGH-Birthing Center

  4. It makes such a difference when you have caring nurses. Katie A suggested a Rock-A-Thon at Smyrna Elementary. Or maybe an online auction? I'm sure people would be willing to donate items. You could also have the magnets made, sell them and donate whatever the margin is. Just some ideas!

  5. What a great idea.... The Trisomy 18 car magnet ribbons. That in itself might be a good fundraiser. Figure out the cost of having them made and sell them online through paypal. As many followers as you have, I feel certain you could raise a lot of money for the hospital. Here is a site that has a gray ribbon you could put Trisomy 18 on. The price is not very much and selling them to raise money for the hospital is a great cause.

  6. Lindsey and family,
    Thanks you so much for all of your continued praise of our department. We all have been blessed by having known little Miss Sydney. I love you all dearly and count it a blessing to have served Sydney, you and your family! You all continue to be in my daily thoughts and prayers! please call me if there is ever anything that I can do for you and I definitely want a magnet.
    much love