Monday, February 18, 2013

On Duty

Vanessa's been on duty for two plus days.
Being it's a long weekend it's not possible to
get a hold of the baby's social worker,
which means no one can give the biological mother permission
to be with her own baby
while he's in the hospital
even though she was allowed to be there last week with his twin.

Sometimes the system really fails people where it matters.

Foster mom can't be in two places at once and the
hospital won't allow her to bring the twin into the hospital room
because this babe is in isolation.

That kind of left her between a rock and a hard place.

Vanessa had been attending the baby when he was under my care 
because I couldn't be in two places at once either....
besides, she said, "This is my opportunity!!"

So when the foster mom was frantic and the tears were beginning to roll,

Vanessa volunteered to continue to be his attendant.
It hasn't been much of a hardship.
All the nurses love her... she can hear them talking in the halls,
"Did you know that's STEVE's daughter?"
Everybody knows him.
Soon everybody will know her...
and I don't think she'll ever have trouble getting a job there.

 Little Lad is recovering. He is off oxygen and meds.
I think he may be discharged tomorrow.


bka said...

way to go

Emily said...

This post makes me smile. What a gem she is! What a blessed mama you are. =) I'm glad little guy is doing better.

Vertical Mom said...

What a sweet blessing your daughter is! That makes me really angry about the caseworker, too! I have always gotten a caseworker's cell phone number so I could reach them after hours in the event of an emergency or if the kids just wanted to talk to them for reassurance :-( Poor mommas!

Oldqueen44 said...

Busy busy people in this family.