A Mzansi mother identified as Christelle Berrington has appreciated nurses who catered for her when she tested positive for the deadly COVID-19.
She sent these words out to the nurses in a recent Facebook post she made on popular South African Facebook group, #ImStaying.
According to her, these nurses helped her through a very difficult birthing process after she tested positive for COVID-19 while 35 weeks pregnant.
Sharing photos of these nurses, she wrote;
“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.”