Deanna Fei: Girl in Glass



Not always greener on the other side There are people with normal pregnancies where the difficult can still occur Fei went into labor at five and a half months pregnant and had a little girl She takes us into the NICU a place that is both amazing and heartbreaking sometimes at the same time I thought there was a good chance that my girls would nd up in the NICU Fei talks of her guilt and worry over having done something that made her daughter come so Serafina and the Seven Stars early Having gone through that myself to some degree she really captured that well You really do feel helpless and like there had to have been something you could have done differently It is hard toxplain all of those feelings that you go through but Fei xplains it perfectlyThis book pulled me in hard You feel for the ntire family Without the CEO debacle the whole situation still would have been so incredibly difficult This book shed a light on how benefits may not be as beneficial as they could be for families in need Those who care about families and worker s benefits will be drawn to this book Those who are looking for a real and raw memoir will also be drawn to this one What a read I did not What She Saw (Conard County enjoy this book and I would not recommend it to family or friendsTo be fair my opinion of it should not affect my rating or review It is anxtremely well written book thoroughly researched and backed by facts It is a frank and honest memoir of the changes in the heart of a woman who grows up considerably as she learns to love and fight for her daughter I was disappointed in the brief treatment of Tim Armstrong s comment about distressed babies and their Rivals Break (Sharpe Donovan effect on the cost ofmployee medical plans It was almost a non Namen-Und Sach-Register Zum Jahresbericht �ber Die Fortschritte in Der Lehre Von Den Pathogenen Mikroorganismen Umfassend Bacterien, Pilze Und Protozo�n event with an apology given immediately and immediately accepted with a reversal of the decision to change the retirement planmployer contributionsI did not feel that this issue was dealt with fairly In zero sum medical plans all medical benefits are paid for by premiums If it is an Soft Focus expensive year for claims premiums increase the next year If the treatment for the 2 distressed babies cost 2 million then the cost shared among 5000mployees would be 400 If premiums go up 400 in one year Alien Chastity Belt employees deserve to know the reasonMost labor unions andmployee groups would vote to put this additional cost in the future by a reduced retirement plan than have 400 added to their premiums immediately Tim Armstrong was Faker explaining to hismployees the method of dealing with these costs True his remark lacked tact and caused an uproar in the media But it does not change the facts Whether it is a distressed baby or a drunk teenager diving recklessly into a swimming pool or a patient with AIDS or a senior undergoing an organ transplant the costs must be borne by the Lawbreakers Suspense Stories employee premiums and they must bexplainedI think the author overreacted to his comments and failed to see them realisticallyHowever the book describes vividly the treatment of babies in NICU the HIPPO IN THE GARDEN effect on the family the uncertain future and the difficulty in making the best decisions about treatmentThe authorxplores thoroughly aspects of medical privacy and the problems of Spinal Trauma employees obtaining andor maintainingmployment once information about a medical condition in a family member is discovered which is basically as soon as the claim is processed I wish the author had gone into this in detail It is a much serious problem than she had Her husband was not fired to avoid paying medical costs for her babyShe also Shadow (New Species, examines thoroughly the history of decision making in the lives of premature intants their futures possible disabilities and costs She makes very good points in comparing the cost of intensive care treatment for babies to that of adults with terminal diseases Her argument is consistent andffectiveOf course she does not deal with the problem of paying the bills Someone must pay 細味人生100篇 exorbitant medical costs Yes she had a contract the company honored the contract and paid the claims but still it was her husband s co workers who paid the bill She somehow does not see the reality of the situation She could afford preschool care a babysitter taxisntertainment and dining during this crisis and also pay her part of the medical bills without going bankrupt But for the average The Gathering (Darkness Rising, earner a 400 premium increase in one year is very difficultI wish that she had researched solutions to this problem such as caps to medical treatment that are part of the policy with options to purchasextended coverage if desired I am not saying that the life of the baby was not worth 1 million I am saying that there is a way to balance health plans that is acceptable to MongoDB everyoneThis is a problem that is mu. Her daughter home from the hospital the CEO of AOL her husband'smployer set off a national firestorm about the children he had called “distressed babies” By blaming the beautiful miraculously healthy little girl for a cut in Chastity employee benefits he attached a price tag to her life Girl in Glass is the riveting story of one child's harrowing journey and a powerful distillation of parenthood With incandescent prose and an unflinchingye Fei xplores the value of a human life from the spr.

Essential reading for NICU nurses neonatologists OBGYNs and anyone touched by premature birth So much of the NICU xperience is isolating panic inducing and difficult for anyone who hasn t been there to understand Most of what I ve seen on the topic has Die Neurobiologie des Glücks either been a medical guide or a children s book to read to siblings of premies I m so glad Fei decided to write plainly about herxperience It will certainly help parents of premies and all those who love them This is an astounding and powerful book for any parent I passed it by on the library shelves several times because I thought it would be too sad andor trite Instead it s a moving but very grounded book about a family s xperience in an xtremely precarious uncertain medical circumstance followed by their public shaming in an A New Philosophy of History example of crass callow corporate greed I salute the author for sharing her story and writing it so well without any sentimental artiface and hewing close to the dark moments that must be the truth in a situation like this one Really intriguing interesting read I had read about Deanna and her daugbter in a article online so when I came across the book I had to check it out And I m so glad I did Deanna put a human and a mother s perspective on things but man oh man I only got through certain sections of this book knowing that her daughterventually gets released from the NICU and is okay in the Abortion, Choice, and Contemporary Fiction end I found the last chapter with all the medical and insurance information and details about similar cases uite interesting I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley inxchange for an honest review I found the introduction of this book to be particularly powerful The writing is descriptive and commanding I found this to be raw and blunt Given that I was also a girl in a glass box born two moths prematurely myself I found the story asy to relate to The tone changes to what I would call of a miracle story at about 60 percent through so that s different but I still njoyed the book overall Beautiful book Moving and illustrative Fei talks about her baby s 3 month stay in the NICU after being born at 25w3d and about her own struggle as a mother during that time and about the shock of being in the limelight after the CEO of AOL cuts mployee benefits because of two distressed babies who cost the company s self insured health plan too much one of the distressed babies being her child About 23 of the book is a meditative reflection on baby Mila s NICU stay and her attendant medical issues the other 13 is a straight ahead discourse on health care in the US and the AOL situation and health care costsfinancing and HIPAA concerns These two paragraphs struck me though the sentiment within is a tangent from the meat of the book In fact NICUs are actually xtraordinarily cost Big Little Man effective once we draw a logical comparison not between babies who need intensive care and babies who don t but between babies and adults who need intensive care While over 80 percent of ICU resources are spent on adults who go on to die in the NICU than 80 percent of resources are spent on babies who ultimately serviceven among the tiniest babies This is partly because the babies who will die tend to die uickly regardless of heroic medical treatmentYet NICUs are often depicted as The Man from Beijing extravagant departments in a way that other high cost hospital units such as orthopedics and oncology are not Patients who have spinal cord injuries or need coronary bypass surgery are roughly asxpensive as the average NICU patient but we don t generally demand that such categories of people prove themselves deserving of medical care the way we demand that premature infants justify the costs of their Creating Lasting Value existenceWorth reading Girl in Glass is the story of Deanna Fei and her family who were thrust into the media spotlight a couple years ago when the CEO of her husband s company stated that her child was one of the reasons that he had to cut benefits for the company In Girl in Glass we see how Fei deals with the superarly birth of her daughter the hurdles that brings and the hurdles that are brought on by the CEO with no tact This is an incredibly powerful book that drew me inThis book really hit home for me Freuent visitors to A Bookish Affair probably know that I had identical twin girls in April I did not write much about my fear while I was pregnant but I was absolutely terrified while carrying my girls I knew that my pregnancy was high risk off the bat because of carrying twin girls I was always uite jealous of those lucky moms only carrying one baby who seemed to Understanding Markets and Strategy effortlessly be able to carry on with their lives while pregnant This book shows that the grass is. Deanna Fei was just five and a half months pregnant when she inexplicably went into labor Minutes later she met her tiny baby who clung to life support inside a glass box Fei was forced to confront terrifying issues How to be the mother of a child she could lose at any moment Whether her daughter would survive another day and whether she should But as she watched her daughter fight for her life Fei discovered the power of the mother child bond at its mostlementalA year after she brought.

Ch serious than Tim Armstrong s comments There needs to be protection of privacy in medical information so that companies are not allowed to know the medical claims of its Montana Dreams employees Laws also need to be made to protect people smployment so that they cannot be fired because they are too Immerwelt - Der Pakt expensive to the medical planI would have liked to see about this issueYet this book is very readable the author is veryxpressive of her Modern South Asia emotions and veryffective in her writing style It is thorough almost to being tedious in some spotsBut I find it hard to imagine a book that covered information and issues in 300 pages than this bookIf any of these topics interest you then the book is well worth reading I chose to read this book to better understand the work that my daughter a NICU nurse does Deanna Fei whose daughter Mila was born Picture Theory extremely prematurely praises all of the medical professionals who cared for her child As I read this memoir I felt that I was livingvery anxious moment with Fei as she kept vigil over her child This xperience will make all parents grateful for healthy children who have not had to overcome such odds and will summon admiration for those who never gave up hope that their babies would survive to lead normal healthy lives This book is important for Americans to read than most will ver knowYes it is an often painful challenging heartbreaking heart warming story of a tiny baby girl born too soon and how her birth and fight changed those around her and many It is also an ye opening account about how our health is a commodity in the United States How using than your share is shameful How asy it is for our medical systems to completely bankrupt and ruin your life We should all read this book How much is your life worth I don t recommend doing what I did if you are at all ashamed about crying in public With my own seven month old at home most of my reading time occurs during my commute I m also still surprisingly Aristotle Detective (Aristotle emotional in my new mom state The combination means I had to fight back tears or just let them come while sitting in train cars and on buses But I couldn t NOT read this book Every day that I was reading it I couldn t wait to pick it up again After my ownxperience with a complicated pregnancy a late preterm infant and some time in the NICU Fei wrote about things that I could connect with but I don t think the reader needs to have any kind of of personal connection in order to get swept away by this bookFei is a novelist but I suspect she is actually a poet Her telling of this deeply personal story was repetitive and beautiful in the way she kept diving back into herself as she worked out her own reconciliation with the birth of her daughter She was brutally honest in her writing as she moved through the stages of accepting her daughter s catastrophic birth letting herself become attached to her daughter and ultimately defending her fiercely but graciously when Tim Armstrong blamed them in part for changes to AOL Bones, Clones, and Biomes employee benefits If there is any uestion about genetics and a tiny one pound baby s ability to be fierce and fight well just look at that baby s mom Most of the book is a memoir and a coming to terms with what happened to her family when she suddenly went into labor at just 25 weeks can you imaginei spent two months on bedrest to prevent preterm labor and knew I would have a c section at thend of it in order to protect both my baby s life and minebut Fei had absolutely no warning and no way to prepare Not only that at the time of her daughter s sudden birth her son was just 13 months old Fei deftly wove in stories of her son and their life at home between the stories of visits to the NICU and her struggles to accept what had happened with her daughter The laughter of those sections helped counteract the tearsJust as she came to terms with her daughter s birth Tim Armstrong fingered her family while making a public announcement about changes to Bringing the Empire Home employee benefits With the support of her husband Fei decided to speak out The final uarter of this book is a recounting of thatxperience and an xtended ssay about health care privacy It s because of this that this book is for Building the Cold War everyone regardless of whether you have children or not whether you have any sort of complicated birth story or not If the first part makes you feel at all sad then hopeful partly fascinated and then like a cheerleader for Fei s family the last part will make you angry as if there isn tnough about health care in the United States to make an American citizen angry foreign readers will undoubtedly feel perplexedThank you Deanna Fei for writing this book I hope many many people read Eadsheets wielded by cost cutting xecutives to the insidious notions of risk surrounding modern pregnancy; from the wondrous history of medical innovation in the care of premature infants to contemporary analyses of what their lives are worth; and finally to the depths of her own struggle to make sense of her daughter's arrival in the world Above all Girl in Glass is a luminous testament to how love takes hold when a birth defies our fundamental beliefs about how life is supposed to begin.

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Deanna Fei is the author of the new memoir GIRL IN GLASS Bloomsbury hailed as “extraordinarily beautiful” by NPR and “an impassioned important book” by the Washington Post GIRL IN GLASS was recently featured on PBS NewsHour Melissa Harris Perry on MSNBC and NPR’s All Things Considered among other outletsIn 2014 Fei's essay “My Baby and AOL’s Bottom Line” went viral worldwide and sparke