The NICU rules strike again
The NICU has lots of rules. There is a surgical hand-wash station outside the entrance that you have to use each time you visit. The babies can only be handled at the top of the hour on 3-hour cycles to avoid tiring them out too much. Only two non-staff-members can be in the unit for any given baby at any given time. You get the idea.
Anyhow, one of the firmest rules is that no one with respiratory infection symptoms (sore throat, cough, runny nose, etc) is allowed in the unit. Well, last night I noticed the beginnings of a sore throat. That’s it for me; I’m not allowed in to see the baby until my symptoms clear up.