Carleigh Ballard

Carleigh Ballard

Carleigh Ballard, RN

Women's Health Center
North Mississippi Medical Center
Tupelo, Mississippi
United States
I always knew that Carleigh was taking immaculate care of not only me but my baby and my mom as well.

I had to have an emergency C-section and afterward I went to postpartum. Carleigh was my nurse it seems throughout the whole stay there. I know she wasn't there some nights, but it seemed like she was.

On day 2 or 3, I woke up around 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning short of breath. I had never had a big surgery like this so I just thought maybe this was normal. I waited until they made rounds and my mom told them that I had been short of breath. I begged her not to call the doctor because I didn't think it was anything and that I would tell the doctor when she came in that morning. Well, thank goodness Carleigh didn't listen to me. She called the doctor on call. I had to be taken to the main unit by ambulance and I was scared to death. I think Carleigh knew this so she rode to the hospital and stayed with me the whole time, even though she was busy and it was getting close to shift change. I could not have been more appreciative. I had to be transferred back to L&D that day and I don't think Carleigh knew this, but I begged them to let her be my nurse.

I don't know exactly what it was about Carleigh, but both my mom and I felt so comfortable with her and I never wanted for anything with her. I always knew that she was taking immaculate care of not only me but my baby and my mom as well. I haven't had a chance to talk to her since being in the hospital, but I would like for her to know that I was comforted by her being my nurse that stay. I was so extremely impressed with her and if I ever do it again, I will for sure request her as my nurse. Carleigh deserves the DAISY Award so much!