Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Who's taking care of the baby?
While waiting for my son to get his hair cut, I sat in the chair making a list of things I needed to pick up from the store. As I wrote down soap and mouthwash, I couldn't finish my list because three ladies were at the front having a conversation. I don't know these ladies, but I will call them Lady A, Lady B, and Lady C. I overheard the conversation and Lady A was telling Lady B about Lady C's sister, who had just come home after having a c-section. The new mother had begun to get infection and was in so much pain and was beginning to have drainage around her incision. I put my pen down and just sat there thinking about this lady in all this pain and a newborn at the house that she can't care for. The conversation continued as Lady C came up and gave an update about her sister. Lady C was saying that her sister had to go back to the hospital and the doctors had to remove the 27 staples in order for the infection to drain out. Lady C also said that her sister was doing better but had to be in the hospital for a few days though. And here it is, a newborn baby who is dependant on someone else to take care of him/her doesn't even have a clue at what is going on. As I sat there, I said a prayer for the mom, the baby and Lady C. I also prayed for the person who is taking care of the baby until the mom gets well. I don't know any of these people but I do know that prayer changes things, no matter what the situation may be.