Hughson resident Susan Peterson was so excited that her newest grandbaby would be born near her home so she could be there at his birth — then the coronavirus hit. Peterson said she was very disappointed that when Layton Joshua-Donald Peterson was born at Emanuel Medical Center on Monday morning, she wasn’t able to snuggle her youngest grandson. She was, however, extremely grateful that a nurse arranged for a socially distant visit in a room with an accessible window.
“It was just a maddening day, but I’m thankful for the little glimmer of hope,” said Peterson about the chance to see her grandson through the window.
The nurse snapped a photo of the visit with dad Kaleb Peterson holding Layton and Susan looking through window.
“It wasn’t what I anticipated, but it’s the closest I could get,” the proud grandma said. “It shows what our time in pandemic is like.”