Friday, February 7, 2014

The miracle of life

I have been coming to Lifeline for 4 years now first as a nursing student and now as a critical care nurse.  Each year I think to myself this has got to be as good as it gets and each year Haiti throws some surprise in the mix to prove me wrong.  During nursing school I was unfortunately unable to see the miracle of childbirth.  Haiti changed all of that today for me.  I will be forever grateful to Dr. Carmel and all of the nurses willing to let me help... They even let me cut the cord!  God bless that Momma, she gave birth to a 9.7 pound baby boy with no pain medicine and she didn't even scream! I am very proud of the medical team at Lifeline today who did an exceptional job birthing a healthy baby boy and taking such good care of the mother all while seeing tons of other expecting mothers in the clinic.  When the baby was first born he did not cry and the look on Madam Markson's face made me believe something was wrong.  I closed my eyes as the beads of sweat streamed down my forehead and began to pray then I heard that wonderful sound... the cry of a newborn baby! Please pray for the mother that she continues to heal and is able to produce milk for the baby and also that the baby remain healthy. God bless both of them and God bless Haiti.
~Jade Campbell