- A local woman has taken to Facebook to share how a nurse helped her through her coronavirus struggle while pregnant and in hospital
- In her post, Palsa Berries recalls how sister Sarah helped her through her 14 days of isolation and with her untimely C-section
- Facebookers joined Palsa in thanking the sister for her act of kindness
Finding out that you've tested positive with the life-threatening coronavirus is scary. It does however become a million times scarier when you're nearly 35 weeks pregnant. This is not something anyone would hope to go through, especially not alone.
This is probably why when Palsa found out that she was positive with the deadly virus while 34 weeks pregnant, her world probably came crashing down. This is when, luckily for Palsa, she met someone who eased the burdens brought along by her positive Covid-19 test result.
According to her ImStaying Facebook post, Palsa was hospitalised after she received her harrowing test results. She also had to spend 14 days isolated from the world, all while pregnant. Sarah van Heerden, who is presumably a nurse at the hospital Palsa was admitted to, made everything better for the terrified mom-to-be.
"I tested positive for Covid when I was 34 weeks pregnant, had to be hospitalised and isolated for 14 days. But God sent me an angel to be with me every step of the way till the last minute when I had my baby via C-section. #ImStaying I couldn't have done without Sarah van Hereen. You are truly a God-send," she wrote.
Stayers joined in on thanking Sarah for her dedication and commitment to her patients. They also congratulated Palsa on the birth of her newborn. Here are some of their comments.
Christine De Groot said:
"Congratulations on your baby and so happy that you are well."
Hanlie Coetzee said:
"Thank you and well done, Sarah!"
Meanwhile Briefly.co.za also reported the inspirational story of a young mother who overcame Covid-19 and finally got to meet her little one that was recently shared on social media. Nokuthula Gumede from South Coast, Durban contracted the virus when she was 36 weeks pregnant.
She found out that she was positive for Covid-19 when she visited the hospital after feeling ill. It was then discovered that Covid-19-related pneumonia in both lungs. She was subsequently placed on ventilators to support her lungs and breathing.
Unfortunately, Nokuthula became very ill. She began fighting for her life in Kingsway Netcare Hospital where she spent three weeks in the intensive care unit. As a result of her rapidly deteriorating health, doctors decided that Nokuthulo would need a caesarian section to give birth to a little boy.
A few weeks later, Nokuthula began showing promising signs of recovery, something the doctors believe her will to meet her son played a huge role in. Not long thereafter she was able to meet her new baby.
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