When God Made Nurses

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    In Honor of Nurses Day, I thought the following would be a great gift to my fellow posters on this site....A good friend of mine e mailed this to me...author is unknown.

    WHEN GOD MADE NURSES

    When the Lord made Nurses...
    He was in his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said " You're doing alot of fiddling around on this one."
    And the Lord said, " Have you read the specs on this order? "

    " A Nurse has to be able to help an injured person, breathe life into a dying person, give comfort to a family that has lost thier only child, and not wrinkle thier uniform.

    They have to be able to lift 3 times thier own weight, work 12 to 16 hours straight without missing a detail, and console a grieving mother as they are doing CPR on a baby they know will never breathe again...

    They have to be in top mental condition at all times, running on too-little sleep, black coffe and half-eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands. "

    The Angel shook her head slowly and said,
    " six pairs of hands..no way"
    "It's not the hands that are causing me the problems," said the Lord, " It's the two pairs of eyes a Nurse has to have." "That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.
    The Lord nodded. " One pair that does quick glances while making note of any physical changes, and another pair of eyes that can look reassuringly at a bleeding patient and say,"You'll be all right, Ma'am." when they know it isn't so."
    "Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve, "rest and work on this tommorrow."
    " I can't," said the Lord, " I already have a model that can talk to a 250 pound grieving family member whose child has been hit by a drunk driver...who, by the way, is in the next room uninjured..and also be able to feed a family of five on a Nurse's paycheck."
    The angel circled the model of the Nurse very slowly.
    "Can it think?" she asked. "You bet," said the Lord," It can tell you the symptons of 100 illnesses; recite drug calculations in its' sleep; intubate,defibrillate,medicate, and continue CPR nonstop unitl help arrives...and still keep its' sense of humor.
    This Nurse also has phenomenal personal control.They can deal with a multi-victim trauma, coax a frightened elderly person to unlock thier door, comfort a murder victim's family, and then read in the daily paper how nurses are insensitive and uncaring and are only doing a job."
    Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the nurse. " There's a leak." she pronounced. "I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model."
    "That's not a leak," said the Lord, "It's a tear."
    "What is the tear for?" asked the angel.
    "It's for bottled-up emotions, for patients they've tried in vain to save, for commitment to that hope that they will make a difference in a person's chance to survive, for life"
    "You're a genius" said the angel.
    The Lord looked somber...." I didn't put it there" He said.

    Happy Nurses Day everyone.......

    [ April 30, 2001: Message edited by: grnvillechick ]
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    That was beautiful!! I sent a copy to the Dean of my school. Thanks!
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    Thanks, I needed that.
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    your welcome...I think this states the very essence of what we do as Nurses!!!!
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    This is wonderful...makes me glad that I chose this profession.........thank you
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    thanks, that was awesome. It cheered me up to see that someone finally understands what we do.
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    Well said indeed. Brought tears to my eyes.
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    Thank you. I am going to post this in our unit.
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    Originally posted by Ellen in Ont:
    <STRONG>Thank you. I am going to post this in our unit. </STRONG>
    I think we should all do that for Nurses Week!!!


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