IT’S THE BEST WAY TO SHOW YOU CARE ABOUT CHILDREN AND TO HELP PARENTS
“In the spring of 2015, I spent 5 weeks in the nursery of the Chaleur Regional Hospital after the preterm birth of my twins for which I had been rushed to Moncton. I had a C-section at 28 weeks of gestation and my two babies, Maude and Julien, were born. Unfortunately, Julien passed away after 4 days in the incubator… My husband and I were alone in Moncton and in spite of the fact that my family came to visit, it was long and difficult.
“When I was told that Maude was stable enough to be transferred to Bathurst, I felt relieved. She weighed 2.5 lbs. when we arrived at the Intensive Care Nursery of the Chaleur Regional Hospital. I do not know how to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff for their support and kindness. My husband and I were coming to see Maude during the day. She was fed through a tube and I took her in my arms to rock her during her tube feeding. Overnight, the nurses rocked her, talked to her, and took care of her. On discharge, she was doing well and had doubled in weight.
“When you spend a long time in the hospital following delivery, you need the best possible conditions to get through it. I found that the mother was getting a lot of good care but there was not enough room for the father. Reorganizing the Mother/Child Program at the Chaleur Regional Hospital will help to better accommodate both parents, whether it be in more spacious rooms or family rooms.
During my stay, I asked people who wanted to help me to send us good vibes and…to make a donation! It is even more important now as part of the major fundraising campaign to improve the quality of care and conditions for patients as part of the Mother/Child Program. Make a donation. It’s the best way to show you care about children and to help parents.”