When Darcy was two weeks old, what we thought was a common cold quickly escalated to her being unable to breathe. We took her to the local hospital where she was stabilised, intubated and taken by ambulance to the PICU at St Georges Hospital.
From the moment we stepped into the unit, not only was our precious baby looked after but so were we. We could not have trusted any other people to look after her and make her better. We were reassured at all times but never ever felt anything
was being hidden from us. All of the staff who work in PICU are amazing, absolute angels who looked after our baby as if she were the most important person to them. We as parents also felt looked after, being separated from Darcy’s twin and seeing our daughter so poorly, was stressful but the nurses looking after her also made sure that we were taking breaks and getting food as well as asking us how we were feeling.
Darcy made a full recovery and was reunited with her sister within a week. It was a tough week which was made bearable by the wonderful staff in this wonderful unit.
A big thank you to all of our patients and parents for sharing their pictures and stories here.
With best wishes from our team. PICU @ St. George’s Hospital, London.