Arizona woman thanks nurses for helping save her and her baby’s life
PHOENIX – Ahead of National Nurses Day on May 6, an Arizona woman credits nurses for saving her life and her baby after a frightening birth.
The woman, Nikita Wise, contacted us and said she wanted to make sure her nurses got the recognition they deserved. Wise said they wouldn’t be sitting together as a family without his nurses.
“Literally, they saved my life and my baby’s life,” Wise said. “The reason I say this is because there have been multiple times where I’ve been in hellish situations where my blood pressure is through the roof, and I’m going to the ER.”
Wise said she had a healthy pregnancy until she contracted covid. As a result, she went into premature labor at Abrazo Arrowhead and had to stay in the hospital for over six weeks.
“When I got here, the nurses knew it wasn’t a place I wanted to be,” Wise said. “I have five other children at home. They could feel the love from their nursing angel aunts, as they are part of my family now.”
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Now Wise and her nurses have a special bond, and they say that’s why they do what they do.
“The best part of the job is seeing the outcome and the babies coming out and coming home, because that’s our ultimate goal: a healthy baby and a healthy mom, and to grow them, they need a little extra help,” said one of the nurses.
Wise’s baby was discharged from the NICU on May 3.