Meet Shirley Ann


In 1956 my husband Einar and I and our 1 1/2 year old son moved to Saskatoon where Einar was to be employed at Palm Dairies.  I was a stay-at-home mom.  We rented a small apartment and were soon settled in.  At this time, I again became pregnant, all was well till at 5 months I had problems so was ordered to be on bed rest for the remaining term.  I was fortunate to be in Saskatoon where I was under the care of Specialist Dr. Stewart Kennear.

This went on for seven weeks at which time I hemorrhaged and was taken to City Hospital where Dr. Kennear & Dr, Holmes took charge of the delivery of our baby girl, 3 lbs. 3 oz. Shirley Ann.  She was so tiny but so strong.

At first, she was fed by a tube, then something I think as called a break feeder, which had a bulb on one end to squeeze and allow a little milk through the nipple, then later a regular bottle.  She required breast milk the first 2 months so I had to deliver that every day.  She was such a sleepy head, very hard to keep awake.  About a week before she could come home, I got to hold and feed her. 🙂   I must say sleep was rather scarce at our house for a while but it was such a joy to see her grow and thrive.

I thank God for the great care we received from the Drs and Nurses and Staff in the NICU.

Meet Shirley Ann Wehrkamp
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