Jamison Miller's Story
As a result of the premature delivery Jamison had to stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at McLeod Hospital for two months. It was the hardest thing I have ever been through, but God brought me through. This required a lot of time on the roads, which is hard when you have a two year old as well. I was also out of a job because of the early delivery, but we never went lacking. During this time, I also kept a small journal tracking her growth and progress. She was growing at an alarming rate and we were so proud. The McLeod NICU nurses took such good care of her which helped put us at peace. Those two months were a roller coaster ride of emotions. I was exhausted, but I continuously stayed in awe of every miracle God performed for my baby and family. There were some scary moments and some funny ones. But as a family, we locked arms and chose to handle this thing head on.
As of today, Jamison is twenty-two pounds and doing everything she should be doing at her adjusted age. She has teeth, she is crawling, and believe it or not, she is trying to give us some attitude. We love every minute of it though. Do fearful thoughts creep into my mind periodically? They sure do, but I continue to remind the devil that he will not have my child or anyone in my family. God did not bring us this far to leave us.
Crystal R. Miller