When babies are on vacation at the NICU, they often fail to celebrate in the outside world. Recently, NICU babies in the hospital for Halloween have missed their first chance to experience the magical holiday. Thanks to some incredible nurses in a hospital, their parents could enjoy a little piece of the season with their children.
Reality of the holidays in the NICU
Having a child on the NICU is often a daunting, overwhelming experience for parents. When the holiday season turns, this can be particularly daunting. Babies on the NICU for Halloween lack the ability to get into the costume and enjoy the thrill of the scary day. This year, a collection of nurses wanted to change that.
Paula Glass, a clinical manager at the NICU, has seen the child having a child at the NICU compete against his parents. But this Halloween, she set about giving joy to parents who could not bring their babies home for Halloween. Her initiative is not only heartwarming, but also absolutely adorable.
Lifting ghosts this Halloween
At Advocate Children's Hospital, the nurses are not just taking care of the children. They have also taken on the task of reducing the stress of parents. During their first Halloween, babies at the NICU can not "celebrate the same kind of thing as the babies who live with their families," Glass noted. This year, the nurses from Advocate wanted to change that.
To shed some light on the often dismal holiday of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, the nurses designed tiny costumes for all their little patients. After disguising all the babies, they took some pictures and shared the results with their aching parents. It looks like the mothers and fathers of these huge little babies must have loved the friendly acts of the nurses.
The delightful results of her gesture
The nurses dressed the babies in everything from superheroes to Disney costumes. The results were absolutely precious, but above all they should raise the spirits of their parents. The adorable costumes must have been fun in the families of these strong-willed children.
Dr. Michael Capello said, "It's a really wonderful opportunity to get the families to forget some of them medical challenges… being able to move from all this to seeing something that's just fun is a really wonderful opportunity. "Hopefully more NICU nurses are inspired to follow in their footsteps and try to boost the spirit in the first holiday of these sweet babies!