- A local new mom recently penned a heartfelt message with the nurses who helped her give birth after she tested positive for Covid-19 while pregnant
- IN the post, the grateful young mother writes that the nurses saw to her every need since her husband could not be with her
- Many locals headed to the comment section to help the grateful mom thanked the helpful nurses
A South African mother, Christelle Berrington recently headed to Facebook's ImStaying to share a heartfelt post about the nurses who had helped her through a difficult birthing process after she tested positive with Covid-19 while 35 weeks pregnant.
"I’m staying because of the unsung song to our nursing staff. I tested positive for Covid at 35Weeks of pregnancy. Had pneumonia. My blood platelets dropped to 14 at their lowest. I had to isolate for 14 days in the hospital just to be able to monitor platelets & then maintain those platelets to be able to deliver. These nurses became my Birthing partners as hubby wasn’t allowed in the theatre.
"They were my phone carriers, tissue holders, pillow hugging companion for the anesthetic, my voice when I was unsure, my helpers, my please-pass-my-baby runners, my right hand & left hand when I was at my most vulnerable.
"They have to prep into full PPE before they come into your room & often you bell them 8-9 times per shift. I would never have been able to manage without these ladies. Thank a nurse today ~ they have such an important part to play in recovery & healing," she wrote.
Stayers had this to say about the wonderful nurses:
Sandra VenterPretorius said:
"Bless their souls❤️ I pray that all health care workers care in the same way."
Raquel Arendse Williams said:
"Blessed thank you to the staff."
In similar touching Briefly.co.za news, another Mzansi nurse has been commended by grateful South Africans. Matimba Hlungwani, a nurse at Milpark hospital received a lot of praise from Mzansi after Tshameleni Malungani shared in Facebook's ImStaying how he went out of his way to make her elderly dad feel at ease during a difficult hospital stay.
"This young man is the reason I am staying. His name is Matimba Hlungwani, a male nurse at Milpark Hospital. My dad, who is 84 years old, was admitted for the past 3 weeks. Since you can't visit your loved ones during Level 3 to check on them you have to phone.
"This young man will make sure that I speak to my dad every single day. Today it was so emotional when he was discharged and saying to me this boy has a good heart and God will protect him. He said he was taking good care of me and so respectfully. These days we hear terrible stories about nurses especially elderly people who are helpless," she wrote gratefully.
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