its all worth it....

  1. Hey guys.. Today I felt SO GOOD!!!
    I had a patient one year ago. He was almost 400 lbs, vent-dependant, with central lines, peg tubes, unable to move one arm, a sacral wound stage IV, incontinent, a mess!
    anyways, I had him many times!! I remember myself almost crying because he was so heavy, it use to take 4 people just to turn him and pull him up.
    After months of working with him, he was off the vent, eating, and walking! well, today HE CAME TO VISIT! yep, talking, making jokes, walking and looking 200 pounds lighter! he hugged me and told me that I was his favourite nurse. I was almost in tears. Gosh I thought.. its all worth it, the stress, the pain, the frustration.. I realized that maybe down the road i would forget his name, his face, but I felt that he would never forget me and that I help to change his life forever!!!!!!!
    its all worth it.... it is...
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   live4today
    Awwwww....how sweet! ((((((Pamelita)))))) You deserve the balloons for being such a wonderful nurse. I could read the passion in your message, so it's obvious to me what a great nurse you are. :kiss

    It's patients like him that keep us nurses in the business of nursing.
  4. by   atownsendrn
    Proud of you:angel2:
  5. by   Karina212
    That is so wonderful!!
  6. by   petiteflower
    It is moments like that when we remember why we do what we do. Congratulations on being such a great nurse---and making such a difference for someone.
  7. by   Shamrock
    What a nice gesture on his part. It gave me a warm fuzzy feeling
    just reading how it made you feel. Thanks.
    Last edit by Shamrock on Jul 3, '03
  8. by   911fltrn
    Yes i also got a warm fuzzy feeling reading your post! If only patients said thank you more often.

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