October 17, 2018

Baby Oliver’s journey

The tiny preemie weighed just 1.5 pounds at birth. Now he’s a healthy toddler, thanks to the top-notch care he received at Kaiser Permanente.

Born 3 months early, baby Oliver weighed just 1.5 pounds. Over the next 101 days, the neonatal intensive care team at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center in Clackamas, Oregon, cared for him as he received “various procedures, tests and injections” recalled his dad, John Border.

"After the first 5 minutes with the nurses, you know they know their stuff," he said.

Now the parents of a healthy toddler, John and his wife, Bekah Graff, still keep in touch with the NICU staff.

"They remember him," said John. "It’s been 9 months since he left, and they still ‘ooh’ and ‘ah’ all over him."

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