Over the weekend Jim and I Skyped briefly with Maryam's Mother in Iran and had several Skype visits with her dear Uncle in San Diego who immigrated to our country decades ago.
Sunday we went to "The Longest Night", an amazing show at the UNC Planetarium. (Jonathan contributed to the writing and performing of the music for this show.)
Monday she joined eleven other HUG enthusiast for the fist-ever "HUG Visioning" - considering HUG's past, reviewing its present activities and imaging HUG's future. (More on this soon).
NIDCAP-based NICU. We started the afternoon seeing patients together at UNC's Family Medicine where we discussed how The HUG can be integrated into the day-in and day-out life of a primary care provider.That afternoon Maryam met with the UNC School of Nursing to explore the possibility of (and received positive encouragement about ) participating in their upcoming DNP program.
Wednesday Maryam helped me with the all-day HUG training for UNC's Maternal-Child Nursing Faculty. I was delighted that she had time to share more details about her Masters thesis with a room full of fine educators.
Maryam is young, but I needed a NAP after so much excitement!