Simpson's Edinburgh Mum's

Discussion in 'Premature & NICU Babies' started by EmSmith1980, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. EmSmith1980

    EmSmith1980 4 plus 1 on the way

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    0
    Anya has an appointment at Simpson's next month for the first time since we left in march (our first appt was at BPD clinic at Sick Kids). Anyway I was wondering if any of you had popped in to the neonatal unit to see the nurses? When we left they said to come in when Anya had appointments, and I'd like to go in and say a wee hello. Should I phone before we go? I hope they remember us, lol. We were there for 5 months and the community nurses still come out to see us. xx :blush::blush:
     
  2. Kyoun009

    Kyoun009 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    0
    I work in the nicu and absolutely LOVE when families come back and visit, especially if you had any primary nurses that took care of your little girl. She is beautiful!
     
  3. EmSmith1980

    EmSmith1980 4 plus 1 on the way

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    0
    Aww thank you Kyoun009. :) There were "special" nurses. Especially the nurse who let me hold Anya for the first time at 32 days old. We were in intensive care for over 10 weeks so build up a good bond with a lot of the wonderful staff. :) xx
     
  4. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    31,206
    Likes Received:
    2
    Well you could phone to see if they r on shift, otherwise just buzz in and say you're visiting :) Gill Mitchel (receptionist) is lovely so a wee phone call should be fine (01312422567)
     
  5. EmSmith1980

    EmSmith1980 4 plus 1 on the way

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh yeah I know Gill. She spoke to us loads when we done the loony dook to raise money. Lol. Have you been in to visit since you left sb22? xx
     
  6. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    31,206
    Likes Received:
    2
    Countless times :rofl: cant help ourselves lol. Defo go because staff changes after time. I even popped up one day to see Katy1310 here :haha: and a visit when Tori was born(she had her blood gases checked at birth)
     
  7. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    31,206
    Likes Received:
    2
    Forgot to say once anya is about 2 you'll get invited to an xmas party xxx
     
  8. katy1310

    katy1310 Mummy of 1

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Messages:
    4,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    We've been in loads of times as well - they're always pleased to see us! We pop in every time we're back up at Simpsons for any appointments and we're back this month so will be going in again then :) I really want to see some of the nurses who had a lot to do with Sophie/let us have our first cuddles etc but they haven't ever been on yet when we've been back.

    I even managed to persuade them to let SB22 into Calton when she came up to see us even though it wasn't strictly visiting time!! x
     
  9. EmSmith1980

    EmSmith1980 4 plus 1 on the way

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks ladies. :) Looking forward to going in to see the nurses. Maggie retires in september I think, so hoping to see her before she leaves.

    Oh a christmas party. Really? That sounds exciting. She'll be 2 before we know it. Told my hubby, he had a big smile on his face, lol.

    xx
     
  10. katy1310

    katy1310 Mummy of 1

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Messages:
    4,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    aww, Maggie's retiring? :(

    x
     
  11. EmSmith1980

    EmSmith1980 4 plus 1 on the way

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah she's had a house built in the west coast (can't exactly remember where). I have such a soft spot for Maggie. She was spot on with everything she told us about Anya. She gave me my first cuddles with Anya. Phoned me all the time to let me know everything was ok when juggling childcare/school etc with my other 3 kids, or just to say she's updated Anya's online diary. And scooped me off the floor many times when it just all got far too much for me to cope with. Oh I'm getting all teary now. :( xx
     
  12. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    31,206
    Likes Received:
    2
    I got a soft spot for Valerie, me......

    :rofl:
     
  13. katy1310

    katy1310 Mummy of 1

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Messages:
    4,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    :haha: us too :rofl: I miss her greety face!
     
  14. katy1310

    katy1310 Mummy of 1

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Messages:
    4,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    Maggie didn't look after Sophie very much but when she did, she was so lovely. I liked Roz - I loved it when she was on and I was spending the whole day up there. Also Anne was brilliant - great at helping me get rid of unwanted visitors :haha:

    Jane let me have my first cuddle. Oh and Sarah was lovely too....there were loads of really nice ones!
     
  15. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2009
    Messages:
    31,206
    Likes Received:
    2
    I loved Jane :) and Simon. Who couldnt...
     
  16. Dona

    Dona Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,112
    Likes Received:
    16
    Simon was my fav....yum yum yum yum lol.

    I feel we have 'grown out' of going to the unit - i was in there heaps of times with Archie but havn't been for a while now. I might pop in before he goes to school lol.
     
  17. EmSmith1980

    EmSmith1980 4 plus 1 on the way

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh I feel like I've missed out on this Simon. He wasn't there when we were there. :( We had Paul and Mark. Not dishy tho. Lol. xx
     
  18. katy1310

    katy1310 Mummy of 1

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Messages:
    4,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hairy Paul, my friend used to call him!!!! I don't remember Mark though....maybe he wasn't there when we were in. Simon was though...my mum looovvvved Simon :haha:
     
  19. EmSmith1980

    EmSmith1980 4 plus 1 on the way

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    0
    Mark is really tall. Like giant. He used to have Anya away up high in the incubator. Big built and always wore a really brightly patterned top. Really nice guy. Yeah hairy Paul, lol. Bit spaced out. I thought he was much older than he is, he's only 33. He was always fab with my other 3 kids. My hubby actually saw him at Tranent gala on saturday. xx
     
  20. dawnmc

    dawnmc Mum of 2 prems

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    hiya

    we've been away from Simpsons for 3 and a half years, but remember popping up when Elsie was getting her consultant follow up checks, so go for it! i don't think I phoned, but would be a good idea... as we got further away in time from the unit, knew less of the staff, so take the opportunity as they love to see them too!

    the Christmas party is lovely - Elsie was invited the Christmas the year after she got home - Dr Ian Laing is the (drunken!!) santa!!! :rofl: loved him as our consultant!!!

    Dawn xx
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice