Abi Bordelon was rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana by her husband because she ready to give birth. What Abi didn’t know was that she would test positive for COVID-19. That meant that the moment her baby boy Remington was born he was whisked away to an isolation pod. He was tested at 24 hours and again at 48 hours. He had no issues but because of precautionary measures remained isolated from his mother. His nurse was a woman named Brittany who has a 2 year old son of her own.
Because Abi could not hold her newborn son or be with him Brittany decided to write her the following letter:
Abi, I want to start off by introducing myself. I am your baby’s nursery nurse. My name is Brittany. I felt compelled to write this to you because my heart aches for you. I just fed your precious baby boy Remington and he is the sweetest. After his feeding, I held him, snuggled him and cuddled him. And then I cried. I cried sad tears for you because I couldn’t even imagine how hard it must be for you. I cried sad tears for him because he has not gotten to love on his mommy. I cried happy tears because out of all this craziness he is a beautiful healthy baby boy. I fed him and then held him tight and as we rocked, as he fell into the best sleep that I have ever seen on a newborn baby. I want you to know that he was loved today and that I treated him as if he were one of 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. So despite all of the craziness right now, I just want you to feel comfort in that I, as well as his other nurses, are doing our part to let him know that it is okay and he is so loved. I so wish that I could give you the biggest hug right now and tell you how great of a mom you are. I know this is hard, but we will get through it together. May God Bless you and your family.
With love, Remington’s nurse Brittany.
Abi was able to hold her baby a week later after testing negative for the virus. She shared a photo of the note on social media saying, “This shows how absolutely amazing all of these health care workers are and the deserve the highest level of recognition for what they do. I wish I could give every single one of them a hug.”
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