Frankie’s first few days in the NICU were intense as the couple waited to see how his birth trauma would manifest.
“We were constantly on tenterhooks,” said Hayley.
“Frankie kept throwing curveballs. In the end, the staff got down to the nub of the issue. But it was a wild ride.”
Hayley says once they worked out the issue, his situation was quickly managed and his condition rapidly improved. He is now on the path to recovery.
Jon says they wanted to give something practical that would be used by the staff.
“We were very grateful for the care they provided both to Frankie, but also to us,” he said.
NICU nurse manager Claire said Frankie kept staff on their toes during his stay.
“It is so humbling that at this time Frankie’s parents Hayley and Jon thought about how they could thank us,” she said.
“Seeing babies leave the NICU well is the reason we all do this work.”