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The Nardinger Family



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Our Story: Our names are Ryan and Holly and this is our daughter Clara's story. Our first child decided to join this world 8 weeks ahead of schedule throwing our whole world into a tail spin. Clara was born at the Mayo Clinic in Red Wing, MN on Jan. 4th, 2019 and was airlifted to the NICU on the Mayo Clinic St. Marys campus in Rochester, MN. She spent three nights at this NICU where she has a CPAP, a feeding tube, an IV inserted through her umbilical cord where she was given antibiotics, and she spent 48 hours under the blue lights. Once she was strong enough she was transferred to the NICU on the Mayo Clinic Methodist campus across town. She spent 19 nights at this NICU where she learned to maintain her temperature, feed without the feeding tube, and grow. After many journeys to and from the hospital and many long nights at the hospital we were finally able to bring Clara home on Jan. 26th, 2019. She is happy, healthy and growing like a weed.

March 8, 2019, 4:10 p.m.


Hello everyone,

We thought it was time to give another update on Clara. She is doing awesome eating, sleeping and growing every day. At her 2 month appointment she was up to 7 pounds 7 ounces, which is awesome. The doctor was also impressed with her head control and the fact that when she is placed on her tummy she can scoot backwards and tries to roll over. He said that developmentally she should be two months behind her peers, but based on what he witnessed she is doing amazing. Clara really is a little blessing and we are very lucky to have her in our lives. Thank you again to all who have donated to help us keep up with the financial aspect of a NICU baby, we really truly do appreciate it!