FranEMTnurse, LPN, EMT-I Pro 43,761 Views
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I love these stories. They give me bellylaughs.
Mine covers my medical career, both as an EMT (the only one in our ambulance corps for 10 years) and as a nurse.
I am deeply sorry for the shocking loss of your husband. What you are going through is so devastating, and we all are different, and all have different ways to deal with the emptiness death of a loved one causes.
Several years ago, I met a young man ( he was only 21 at the time). He became very good friends with my girls and I. In fact, so did his family. However, my youngest daughter was raped on campus by a boy who was from a college across from the town where she was attending a specialized University. She was devastated, and I was shocked when I received her call. Of course, as a parent who adores her children, my immediate reaction was so much anger I wanted to kill him.
As time passed, she became depressed and I so wanted to help her, so I phoned Bobby. (He was the young man I'm writing about, and he became the light of my daughter's and my life.) I eventually phoned him and begged him to join my little girl because she needed some encouragement. (I had no idea he was attending the university near where he lived at the time.) He went to my daughter's university after he left the university he was attending, with only a few pair of socks a couple changes of clothing, and a couple pair of underwear, and enrolled as a new student.
They eventually fell in love and made plans to marry after they completed their education. Both were planning on a career in teaching.
At the end of the school year, as he and my daughter were sitting together on the gym floor waiting for the rest of class to finish testing out in Tae-Kwan-Do, He moaned my daughter's name. She looked at him as his eyes rolled up in his head, and he collapsed in her arms. He had a sudden death MI.
It took me three years to come to terms with his death even though I went home after his funeral. I burst out crying in front of my co-workers without warning. His picture now hangs on my wall where I can look at it every day if I choose to.
As well as breast exams ;men CAN have breast cancer too!
Fantastic! Finally, a device that helps lighten the nurse's workload.
had a 20 something yo male present to ed with cp for 3 days. come to find out, he had gotten high on meth and put his sons sippy cup in his bum. if i didn't see it (in the or of course) i never would have believed it. the obs hall outside of the or was packed!:chuckle
Absolutely, nurses and aide's definitely fit into the "family" realm, especially for those who have no relatives. God Bless you for writing this article. So many people need us all.
Patient: Nurse! something just moved over my leg!
Nurse: let me see. Oh dear, that's a snake! get out of that bed quick!
Patient: How did a snake get in here?
Nurse: I don't know, but it's shocking. I'm calling maintenance STAT! Lets move out quickly!
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