When Jessica woke up one morning, she never knew that a routine OB appointment that day would end with her being put in an ambulance and whisked away to a hospital 2.5 hours away from home! With still 9 weeks of pregnancy to go, it was too early to safely deliver at their local hospital.
One of the biggest challenges we faced was that our entire support system was 2.5 hours away.
Jessica and Phil had learned that day that Jessica had developed a pregnancy complication of severe preeclampsia, a condition that can be dangerous for both mom and baby. Then, on December 8th, sweet little Mordecai was born 9 weeks early and immediately taken into the NICU at Windsor Regional Hospital. As Mordy settled into the NICU, Jessica and Phil settled into their new “home-away-from-home” at RMH Windsor.
Thankfully, my husband and I were able to spend the entire time he was admitted close by at RMH Windsor. We never had to worry about being too far away from him and we were all still under the same roof.
For 59 nights, the Vriesinga family found comfort in staying close to Mordy and were surrounded with the support they needed.
Having RMH Windsor in the hospital allowed us not to stress about having to book hotel rooms, find places for healthy meals, or the essentials like toiletry items. The staff stepped in as support for us and became the best cheerleaders Mordecai ever had.
RMH Windsor is the life-changer that you didn't know you needed. They were there at one of the lowest and scariest points in our lives and helped us build the strength we all needed to go home.
- The Vriesinga Family
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