Did anyone see the ER episode?

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Did anyone see the ER episode?

Postby momathelete » Fri Jan 16, 2004 09:26 pm

This past Thursday the episode on ER focused totally on the NICU. It was good, but it seemed like the youngest preemie was a 35 weeker. I was hoping for a preeclamptic mom or at least a preemie that was smaller. It was still pretty interesting though...



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Re : Did anyone see the ER episode?

Postby julie f » Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:00 pm

I started to watch the show but as soon as I saw that they were heading to the NICU I had to switch it.

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Re : Did anyone see the ER episode?

Postby angelical » Sat Jan 17, 2004 06:09 am

i never watch it, but i would have if it had looked like they were going to feature a tiny preemie.

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Re : Did anyone see the ER episode?

Postby paljane8 » Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:28 am

I taped it but, I have been too busy to watch it yet. That sure is a big preemie on the comercial!

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Re : Did anyone see the ER episode?

Postby iansmom » Sat Jan 17, 2004 02:30 pm

I watched and was also disappointed in the "big" babies. But, It hit home that even if we had/have "normal" pregnancies, anything can happen. Did anyone watch "Houston Medical" on discovery health last night? They featured real NICU crises - what a tear jerker.

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Re : Did anyone see the ER episode?

Postby taras mom » Sun Jan 18, 2004 02:48 am

I saw it, too (never miss an episode). Some people root for football teams or swashbuckling heroes on TV, but I root for little preemies. Except for the little girl, those babies were HUGE! A couple months ago they had a true preemie (not a real baby, but the size was about right). He was just over 500 grams, so they fought to save him even though the mother didn't want them to. They ended the show without saying what happened to him![}:)]

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Re : Did anyone see the ER episode?

Postby natan » Sun Jan 18, 2004 02:43 pm

I watched it! I remember being kicked out of the NICU during "doctor rounds". Parents were not allowed to participate in deciding what to do with your baby.

That part always frustrated me, not knowing what was happening.

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Re : Did anyone see the ER episode?

Postby hutced » Tue Jan 20, 2004 10:42 am

I meant to watch it but fell asleep[:(] I have to catch some z's when I can, DS still gets up 3x a night.

I can't get enough of those preemie shows but can't watch the shows like a baby storie on TLC yet.

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Re : Did anyone see the ER episode?

Postby aimeejane » Tue Jan 20, 2004 03:49 pm

i can't believe they kicked you out, deborah! we were never shooed away. ooooh, that makes me SO angry!! [:(!][:(!][:(!]


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Re : Did anyone see the ER episode?

Postby aimeejane » Tue Jan 20, 2004 03:55 pm

Denise, where did you deliver your kids? Did Evan have to stay in NICU? Just curious what you thought of your location.

I think I'll start another thread on this...

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