The fairy tale trip to Germany is over. I am back at Kijabe and that means STRIKE DUTY.
Strike Duty at Kijabe calls for innovation. Our overcrowded nursery with more than 35 babies in a unit made for 16, requires a creative view on what constitutes a bed. I have always said that newborns can fit comfortably in a box. I have never put a newborn in a box. I never needed to.
Here is Gladys and I making a “box” into a bed for newborn. The baby came because she had a level of neonatal jaundice that could cause severe brain damage. Turning that lumpy padding into a mattress, putting a baby under phototherapy….. at least it made me laugh instead of cry. The baby, thanks to the innovation in bed space and a creative nursing team is doing better this morning.