Yishan was born at 23 weeks and weighed only 520 grams, which is a little heavier than a pound of butter. The team at Children's Minnesota gave the Chan family hope that their preemie baby would be a miracle baby — and he was.
JonWalter was born at just 1 pound 13 ounces. He grew up the underdog but now as a young man, who spends his time bowling and finishing up his degree, JonWalter knew it was time to give back to the community who helped him grow.
The purpose of the NICU Follow-up Program is to provide you and your family with an assessment of your child and to collect information about the outcome of children who were patients in the Children’s NICU so we can continue to improve what we do. In the program, your child’s progress is monitored at regular intervals. This allows us to assess how your child is doing and be able to identify any issues early on, before your child reaches school age to ensure that timely referrals can be made to your physician and other specialty providers. Unique to Children’s, the program also offers IQ testing with a clinical psychologist and sees patients up to five years of age.
NICU Then & Now: Jonathon Whitehill weighed 10.9 ounces when he was born in 2009. Today he's a first-grader who loves school and sports.
NICU Then & Now: Wes and Ila Waller spent the first 47 days of their lives in the neonatal intensive care unit on the St. Paul campus of Children's Minnesota.
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We think of our neonatal team as a family, caring for other families. That means we work closely with referring physicians as well as parents to deliver the best care for babies in need.
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The neonatology program at Children’s Minnesota has the advanced treatment your baby needs, whether she was diagnosed with a condition while in the womb or she needs special care after birth. Our neonatal intensive care units are fully equipped to treat the littlest babies with the most critical needs.