Quote from uk_nurse
My son is sick so i rang in work to say not coming in and was i shocked at response i got. Well was told we are very short staffed we need you here.Sorry but my son is ill. Cant you swap with someone. Sorry but i havent time to ring round MY SON IS ILL. He is 6 yrs old! I know i will get a lecture when i return to work but my children come first. They think us nurses have no life out side hospital, but hey we all do!
My wife switched jobs, completely severed a near 20 year association with a hospital, for less pay, to spend more time with me when we had some suspicions about my health. (I was in a great deal of denial) She married me knowing I might be sick. She is the greatest friend on earth that I have ever had, and the best example except for Mom, 85 and going strong, who I know will be in heaven before she dies.
Still convelescing on workers comp, but post-neurotomy, no evidence of M/S, hoping to get back real soon. But this is not about me, it's about the love of someone who takes care of their own.
No one is indispensible. The hospital will function, and those who get mad, get glad eventually. Someone else will be the 'red-haired stepchild' within the week. Your son will remember your care long after others forget your absence.
"We all are partners in this cosmic dance"...Ambrosia