Nothing is more comforting than a mother’s tender love and care. Right?
No matter how old you are, it’s always nice to have your mom by your side especially during difficult times. This was the case for Catera Pullen as her mom, Deb stayed with her at the Ronald McDonald House.
Catera’s son, James, was born two months early and sought care at the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.
“Having my mom stay the Ronald McDonald House with me gave me comfort and took so much of the stress away,” Catera said.
James was born 32 weeks early weighing only 2 lbs. 15 oz. It was a scary time for Catera and Deb wondering if he would be able to grow. Because they were able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House they could be by his side cheering him on.
“I got to come and go as we please and see him as much as I wanted. There is such a safety in being here.”
During their 28 day stay at the House, James grew to 4 lbs. 1 oz. and was released from the neonatal intensive care unit. At that point, he was feeding well and grew more independent.
When families are close to one another during tough times, it makes it much more bearable. With Deb supporting Catera and Catera supporting James a special bond was made through love and care. That’s why the key importance to the Ronald Mcdonald House is closeness.