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Nurse brings us all to tears with heartwarming letter to patient's mother

Nurse's letter to mother with COVID-19
Posted at 5:54 AM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 08:08:38-04

Brittany Prevost works in the nursery at Our Lady of Lourdes Women's and Children's Hospital.

Every day she wants her patients' parents to know just how loved their baby is, but a couple of weeks ago she knew she couldn't leave the nursery without reaching out to one mom.

"She might have seen the baby for a second after delivery but then he was taken to the nursery and we have them in a little isolation room," says Prevost, of the baby's mother, who tested positive for COVID-19.

She and her baby spent their first days after birth separated by hospital walls.

Brittany knew the day she cared for this baby, her job would go far beyond feeding and rocking.

"Gowned up from head to toe, sweating, not being able to breathe. But I felt like I just needed to sit there with him and love on him because he hadn't really had that," says Prevost.

She felt his mom needed that same reassurance that things would be okay, so Brittany sat down and wrote her this letter.

Nurse writes heartwarming letter to patient's parents

The baby's mother shared the letter in a public Facebook post, saying she would not have made it through without the love, tears and care of nurses like Brittany.

"That's what keeps you going, that one patient. So just thank a nurse, we're here to help you and we just like to know that we're doing a good job," says Prevost.

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