"The Story of Katie Rose" is about a premature baby who was born very early. This book follows her journey as she grows in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and is finally able to go home. Often siblings of a preemie do not understand why their new baby brother or sister has not come home. "The Story of Katie Rose" is written for children and is perfect for reading aloud to help explain what...
Age Range: 5 - 6 years
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 10, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.1 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2864539
Format: PDF ePub fb2 djvu book
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I highly recommend this book for anyone who will be dealing with a premature birth, and especially for children who might not understand why their new sibling can't come home, why Mom & Dad are at the hospital a lot, and what the NICU is.The journey ...
ng. Actual photos of Katie Rose in the NICU accompany the text and will help familiarize children with what they may see in the hospital. The hospital machines, such as respirators, monitors, and incubators, can sometimes seem scary. These essential machines are explained in simple, easy-to-understand language that describes how they help Katie Rose. "The Story of Katie Rose" is not just for siblings of preemies. Parents and grandparents, and anyone who is close to a preemie in the hospital, will find the simple, clear information about medical technology related to prematurity helpful and enlightening. Follow the inspirational story of Katie Rose’s journey as she grows from a tiny, fragile baby who weighs less than six sticks of butter into a baby who is ready to come home. --Written in simple easy-to-understand language --Shows real photos of a premature baby and the NICU environment --Gives advice to parents on how to start conversations with the siblings of preemies --Includes a glossary of common terms used in the NICU --"The Story of Katie Rose" has been reviewed by neonatologists, special care doctors, and a child psychologist for accuracy and appropriateness