All glory to Jamie--
   5 lb.  12 oz.
    dripping wet,
                 not counting tubes, heart monitors
                               oxygen masks or IV's.

Born March 9,
next day-- x-rayed,

 intubated, suctioned,

 paralyzed, pumped up, pounded down,  
        doped out.

But always loved.

Welcome to Jamie Hilstrom,

Ethan's brother,

          a baby who fought.

March 1984

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