NICU baby’s family leaves a new sign every day to thank medical staff

Remy spent 105 days in the neonatal intensive care unit. Her parents found a different way to say thank you every day.

The first 105 days of Remy’s life were confined to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital. Born at just 25 weeks and weighing a little over 1 pound, she spent more than three months in the NICU. During that time, the doctors, nurses and so many others on the unit became her family.

To show their appreciation, her parents created a sign each day with a personalized message to greet a doctor, nurse or specialist taking care of Remy.

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“Being able to have fun makes it much more lighthearted and less stressful,” said Remy’s father, Ben. “It also allows us to show our appreciation for all the wonderful things the doctors and nurses do for us.”

The signs have gone over very well with the staff.

“When I can’t be there, I’ve heard other nurses playfully fight over who gets to care for her because they really are an awesome family,” said Taylor Rush, R.N., one of Remy’s primary nurses.

Here are some of the creative signs from little Remy: