Dave and Rachel Guido

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Parents: Dave and Rachel Guido
Hometown: Camillus, NY
On October 26, 2016 our daughter Giuliana Marie Guido made an unexpected entrance into this world at 32 weeks gestation, weighing 2 pounds, 9 ounces. Giuliana was immediately transferred to the NICU, where she spent the next five weeks of her life.

Our family would like to share our deepest thanks and appreciation to the NICU staff. All of the staff involved in our daughter’s care showed such passion and devotion. During the entire time Giuliana was in the hospital, she only had one setback: she had to wear oxygen for a few days. We can attribute her progress to the nurses being such wonderful advocates for our baby. Her tiniest milestones were celebrated not only by us, but the NICU staff as well. The toughest part of the day for my husband and I was when it was time to leave our daughter, knowing we couldn’t bring her home yet. Each nurse would encourage us to call with questions or just to check in, telling us we weren’t a bother. I know it sounds simple, but when you can’t have your newborn home with you the little things are the big things.

After spending hours each day on the 9th floor, I’m impressed with the team work and flexibility of the entire NICU team. Witnessing the strengths of this unit confirmed our baby was in the best place. THANK U, CROUSE NICU for providing the highest quality care to our daughter and helping her to come home as quickly as possible. Not only is our daughter a NICU survivor, but we are too! We are forever thankful.