‘Miracle Baby’ Born at 1 Pound Goes Home Healthy

Good News Notes: “A baby who was born weighing just 1 pound is finally home with his parents, after spending 133 days in the hospital. Russell William Appold Jr. was born at 22 weeks — more than 4 months before his scheduled due date. For 19 weeks, he stayed at Tulane Lakeside Hospital in Metairie, LA. But with…

Dad dances on TikTok for son being treated in NICU

Good News Notes: “When a baby is born premature, the long nights and days in the hospital are agonizing, and often the parents are living moment to moment. One local family is experiencing this for the third time. The father has decided to dance the stress away and is sharing his moves on social media.”…

NICU nurse reunited with old patient when caring for his son

 Good News Notes: “A NICU nurse in New Jersey was reunited with a patient she cared for over three decades ago in the same hospital — where she is now caring for his son. After David Caldwell and his fiancé Renata Freydin’s son, Zayne, was born on Jan. 30, the couple decided to look through…

Miracle baby born 15 weeks early

 Good News Notes: “One Natchitoches family waited years for a ‘miracle’ and after several miscarriages, they were finally expecting a little baby boy. But this was just the beginning of their journey. ‘Me and my husband had actually tried for five years to get pregnant with him,’ said Laney McQuillin, mother to five-month-old Riley. ‘I…

Family Provides $1.5 Million Donation For OU Med’s Neonatal Unit

Good News Notes: “The OU Children’s hospital is celebrating a new donation worth more than $1.5 million. The donation will go toward building a comprehensive nutritional center. The center will benefit all ages of children but will be especially important for infants in intensive care. Doctors say nutrition for babies inside of the Newborn Intensive…

Family Delivers Blankets and Holiday Cheer to Babies in the NICU

Good News Notes: “Christmas came early to Blank Children’s Hospital, with a delivery to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.” “Sydney Petersen, her baby daughter Izzy, and family members dropped off 200 swaddle blankets, hair bows for the baby girls, and breakfast for NICU families and staff. It’s part of the Love, Izzy Project.” “Their goal…

This dad gives NICU babies a chance to spend Christmas with Santa

 Good News Notes: “Baby’s first Christmas — with the adorable holiday outfits and the family cheer — is an exciting milestone for any parent. But for families whose babies are born early and have to be in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), it’s a time that’s more stressful than joyful.” “Greg Phelps  knows this all…

Rare birth in OKC making new calls for blood donations

Good News Notes: “Baby Zoey Murray was born prematurely in October but had it not been for blood donors, she would not have been born at all.” “Before she was born, Zoey had a condition called Isoimmunization, meaning her mother’s anti bodies were attacking Zoey’s red blood cells. Doctors perform an extremely rare in-utero blood…