The days leading up to a baby’s birth can be nerve-racking under normal circumstances, but moms-to-be are experiencing additional fears because of COVID-19.
Right before Abi Bordelon delivered her son Remington, she tested positive for the virus. That meant she “was not allowed to hold him or see him in person at all,” and she was devastated. Thankfully, one of his nurses went out of her way to encourage the new parent!
Sweet Remi was tested for the virus 24 hours after he was born and again a day later. Since the results took time to come back, he was isolated in the nursery and kept away from his parents.
Abi and Nick were heartbroken that they couldn’t be with their little one in those precious first moments — and they weren’t the only ones. One of Remi’s nurses, Brittany Prevost, was touched by their story and wrote them a note powerful enough to bring tears to our eyes!
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In the letter, Brittany explained how much she had cried for them because couldn’t be together. But they weren’t all sad tears! She was overjoyed that Remi was a healthy baby who would go home surrounded by people who care about him — which is what he was experiencing in the hospital!
I want you to know that he was loved today and that I treated him as he was my own. Even though you aren’t able to be with him at this time, he is being loved on your behalf. I told him today, ‘Your mommy and your daddy love you!’ Trust me, he knows it and we all know it here too.
Her kind words made a world of difference to Abi and Nick! While they couldn’t be with their little one quite yet, they knew Brittany was right when she said, “We will get through it together.”
And they did! Just two days after Remi was born, he and Abi were doing well enough to be discharged! Remi was healthy, and his mom was able to quarantine at home.
Once their family was reunited, Abi shared her heartwarming experience on Facebook, writing,
This shows how absolutely amazing all of these health care workers are, and they deserve the highest level of recognition for what they do. I wish I could give every single one of them a hug. I’m so so thankful for all of the nurses and doctors who helped us through this and provided me the comfort I needed. I will never forget this experience.
Brittany is proof that one act of kindness can turn a difficult experience around! Like Abi, we’re so grateful to her and every other hero of the pandemic for keeping us safe and lifting our spirits.
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