I've spent thirty-three years adopting medically fragile babies and children. I love this work. I love my children, hate when they die, am blessed with them all my life. I choose my own work, for the most part, have no boss over my head, etc. Of course, there are the surgeries, etc. I have no time off, and no retirement, but I love my work. I've spent years suctioning, clapping, giving oxygen, tube-feeding, etc. I love nurturing. My most rewarding thing is knowing that each baby or child has love and a mother, besides the nursing care they need.
I know many families who live this life style, but I just found this nursing forum. Are there any others who do this for a living here?