Jerry calls me about 7:30 PM. I head for Tarazas. The turn off is Palm Tree Road, however things look very different in
the dark. I found the entrance to Tarazas but needed to call Jerry for further directions. I got there at 8:15 PM and found
Marisol in her nightie w/cx @ 3 min. and definitely uncomfortable. I took FHR and checked her cervix. I didn’t feel
much cervix. Jerry called and I told him to come, he has at least a 2-hour drive. Mom is standing, leaning on a headboard
of another bed (there are 3 in the room) rocking back and forth. Grandma is putting Marisol 's other 2 to bed (the bed she
birthed at) Her younger sister of 14 years is rubbing her back.
9:05 PM SROM.
9:06 PM pushes 1 X and baby boy 3.3 kilos
She leaned back and sat on the bed, baby on her chest. She isn’t paying attention to baby, she’s watching TV!
I try to engage mom put baby to her breast she is showing no interest in this baby. I call Jerry and tell
him he can head home and ask him to talk w/ Marisol. She is unresponsive w/ him also.
I check the baby weigh/measure etc.
while grandma helps Marisol into fresh clothes and bed. I tuck baby into bed with mom. She does breastfeed.
This family is very poor with unimpressive hygiene. Mom peed on the floor during labor; some blood was on the floor as
she birthed standing which was covered up with gravel.
I got lost on the way back to El Nino. I ended up in Lomas……..Again. I flagged down a bus and asked
directions. I was one road off. I got home safe and sound desiring a nice shower, cold would of been OK. Alas no water to
the house. I have a good wipe down with anti-bacterial hand wash and go to sleep.
10/15 Marisol continued
Went by w/Gloria today. I was concerned by her lack of actions that Marisol didn’t want the baby so I had talked
w/Gloria about it. When we arrived unexpected Marisol had the baby dressed and laying on a bed in a corner alone. The baby
hadn’t had anything but (maybe colostrum ) & corn water to drink since birth ,Marisol didn’t produce milk.
I don’t think she let the baby suck enough to produce. She said she breastfed her other two. The toddler had a bottle
of cows milk. No money, no formula. Gloria gave her a few $$$ for formula, I have doubts the money will be used for that purpose.
We said we’d be back Monday to check on the situation. There must be formula etc. for the baby.