Det var også dér, jeg afleverede alle huerne! De blev modtaget med glæde, og at de rent faktisk bruger dem, fik vi lov at se (og fotografere).
Her er det lille Laura i en hue, som jeg er helt sikker på har ligget i min stue.
As part of the course I attended, we went around seeing different pediatric hospitals and "poly-clinics", which are a kind of health centers. We also visited the mother/child hospital with the neonatal ward that began using CPAP as the first department in Cuba, thanks to a persistent doctor.
That was the very place I delivered all the hats! The were happily received, and we could see with our own eyes how they use them. (And photograph it.)
This is little Laura wearing a hat that I'm quite sure has been in my living-room.
Men huerne kan man også bruge i kuvøsen, selv om CPAP'en er taget af.....
(Det er iøvrigt en sonde til mad, som begge piger har i munden. I Danmark plejer vi at lægge den gennem næsen.)
This is little Shelly, sharing the room with Laura. The two girls do not get CPAP right now. Actually, they only use it very shortly due to other treatments for making the lungs more mature. This is a good result and shows that the babies are doing very well.
But the hats can still be used in the incubators, although the need for CPAP ended.....
(By the way - it's a feeding tube that both girls have through their mouth. In Denmark, we usually place them through the nose.)
Tusind, tusind TAK fordi I ville strikke med og sende huer til mig! Det var en kæmpestor fornøjelse at have huerne med og aflevere dem. Hvis jeg hører om, at de mangler flere huer derude, så kommer I nok til at høre om det her på bloggen igen. Jeg synes jo, det er sådan en dejlig praktisk ting man kan hjælpe med!
You should also see Shelly's twin sister, Ashley, who was big enough to stay with her mother. Looks like she really enjoys it!
A million THANKS that you were willing to knit and mail hats for me! It was a giant pleasure bringing the hats and giving them away. If I hear news that they need more hats out there, I'm sure I'll tell you about it on the blog. I really think it's such a nice, practical thing to help with!