WATCH: Taconic Grad Reunites Newborn Twins with COVID Recovered Mom
Dr. Jacklyn Boulais, a graduate of Taconic High School '02, and Doctor at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, was recently featured in a story that is sure to put a smile on your face.
Dr. Boulais, born and raised in Pittsfield, is used to caring for premature babies. Becoming a Neonatalogist has been her career goal since she was a child after her youngest cousin was born prematurely. However, like most medical professionals, her job has taken on new meaning since the COVID-19 pandemic has become a reality.
Tufts Medical Center shared the story of Lisseth, who, while pregnant with twins, tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital. Doctors at MGH delivered her babies ten weeks early and continued to treat Lisseth in the ICU there. However, MGH was short on ventilators for her premature twins and that's when they called Dr. Boulais at Tufts.
Despite being 'quite full' in the NICU at Tufts already, the Pittsfield native said, "of course, we will make room for any babies who need us". Boulais and her staff closely watched and rooted for the mother's recovery in hopes she could be united with her twins. Thankfully, after two weeks of treatment, Lisseth was healthy enough to be released and meet her babies for the first time.
Watch the full story below.