So, Im not sure if this is the best place for this, but I had a conversation with the NICU manager today at the hospital where the twins will be if they have to have a NICU stay. First of all, Im really hoping to make it to term and not ever even have to see the NICU, but Im trying to plan for having to be there and not having a total emotional shock when I get there. So, I was scheduling a tour and she made sure to let me know that siblings can be in the NICU if need be. These were her exact words:
Her: "Siblings can come into the NICU for limited visitations if they have been approved by hospital administration."
Me: "How do we go about getting her approved?"
Her: "Well, we dont even do that until the situation arises, but if the time comes we will have her medical records and vaccination records faxed over as well as a quick check up by one of our nurses before she is allowed in."
Me: "Oh, okay" nervously smiling on the phone.
What does this mean? Does it mean that if she isnt fully up to date she wont be able to come in and see her sisters? If I already have kids in the NICU, Im not sure I can deal with the stress of being told that I cant have my kiddo with me too. She is getting up to date, but there are going to be vaccines she has never even had because we delayed until she was two. I'm going to ask my pediatrician about what she thinks it means, but until then, what are your opinions?