Sunday, August 28, 2016

Caesarean - State Maternity Hospital

The state maternity hospital Maternite Isaie Jeanty (Chancerelles) is not on strike and functioning :) Val Nourissaint is one of the leaders in the Kenscoff mountain community with Pastor Pierre. He came up to me on the 1st day of the pastor seminars and asked me if I could help him. He said that his daughter had a baby by caesarean section the previous day and he hadn't heard how she and her baby were doing. He asked me if we could take him to the maternity hospital just to see how she was doing. I was excited and told him that we would love to take him to the state maternity hospital. I prepared the team for what they would see at the state maternity hospital. I call it the baby factory because of how busy it is there and it isn't like hospitals in Canada. We went inside the hospital and saw his daughter and newest granddaughter. We spent some time visiting her and prayed for the family and other patients. Once we found out the baby was a girl the next day we went back again with some baby clothing for the mother. Some members of my home church crochet baby clothes and blankets and I went through our depot to pull out some of the baby clothes to give to the mother and other new mothers in the hospital ward. We asked the family what the baby's name was and the family said they wanted us to give the baby a name. The baby now has the name of one of the members of the Norwood team - Beverly. The 2nd day we were there there was a lady who had caesarean surgery but was in bad shape. She had eclampsia and the baby died. The mother wasn't doing well. The team prayed for her and also for other patients in the hospital. One of the hospital administrators asked the team to pray for the people in the hospital when we were in the hallway. The comment that the administrator said was is that prayer is like "lightning". Pray for the situation of the state hospitals. We were glad to see the state maternity hospital functioning and saving lives of mothers and babies. We even visited the room where the premature babies are. We saw some very tiny babies. The nursing staff liked it that we brought care packages of baby clothes for the mothers in the hospital. Beverly Jr. is now out of the hospital and at home with her family. The grandfather was a happy man. He was determined to be at the pastor/leadership seminars even though his daughter was in the hospital. He was able to spend some time with his daughter and also attend the seminars :)

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