Hello all. I am kinda new, been browsing the site on occasion and reflecting on some of my own experiences in nursing. 3.5 yrs. ago I was forced to leave the field and care for my son who was in a catostrophic accident leaving him paralized, on a vent, bi-lat upper extremety amputee. He was 20 at the time. After my long history in long term care, placement in a facility was just not an option. Now that I sit on the other side of the fence, I see a whole new world. We have encountered some awesome nurses, but they are dissappearing fast. When I read some of the threads I wonder where all of you are? Why can't you all be right here with us. We have 24hr nursing available and only one night shift nurse who will soon face burn out even though she loves working with us. It is the shift. I support you all in your nursing endevours. I encourage you all to find a way to survive the polotics as well as dangers you face daily because we ALL need you.:kiss . I encourage those considering leaving the field to first try home care! Agreat need exists there and it will grow as this field gets more challenging.
Jan 5, '06
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Jan 5, '06
Hi & welcome. Thank you for posting your thoughtful insights! Best wishes to you.
Jan 5, '06
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Jan 6, '06
i am so sorry to hear about what has happened to your son. it is well that you left the field for awhile in order to be by his side. he is most fortunate to have a mother such as yourself. my hugs go out to you and your son, as well as to the rest of your family...for no family should have to go through this.
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