Reviews: Baby ER by Edward Humes


Baby ER by Edward Humes

Simon and Schuster
Category: Books
Subcategory: General Interest
Price: $20.00
Average Rating:
(4 Votes)

For the parents of sick and premature babies, some weighing less than a pound and no bigger than a can of cola, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — the “Baby E.R.” — is their one bastion of hope during the most terrifying moments of their lives, when their children's very survival hangs in the balance. Given unprecedented access to this normally private world, Humes is able to reveal this poignant, dramatic and inspiring story through the eyes of the parents who lived through it, and who shared their innermost thoughts, joys and heartbreaks with him during the long days and nights at their babies' sides. Enter Baby E.R. with Humes as he attends the midnight deliveries, the harrowing Code Blues, the heart-wrenching setbacks; be there when a young mother first holds her son when he finally emerges from the incubator, and for the triumphant day of discharge, when families are at last made whole.

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    DanaNICU, Tue, 26 Aug 2008 21:08:20 UTC.
    1st review

    Edward Humes does an amazing job of giving you the parents and beside perspective of the little lives in the NICU. He follows several babies and their journey through the NICU. It helps you realize what it's like for the parents and families of these little ones and for the nurses and doctors that take care of them.

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    kstiltner1, Fri, 07 Nov 2008 00:30:58 UTC.

    I want to read this book.

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    Account Removed, Fri, 07 Nov 2008 03:20:07 UTC.

    I followed infants and children in OB and Pediatrics (NICU and PCU) for 11 years, my friend is a Ped's ER nurse, my husband helps to save children's lives in the ER! These children are incredible! This is an excellent book, should be required in nursing school!

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    terrah, Thu, 20 Nov 2008 15:12:19 UTC.

    interesting and something that I would love to read.

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