I just wanted to share a Wonderful experience that happened yesterday at work.
I work with 90% ventilator dependent patients and trache's. After a lot of work we get them off the vent and sometimes back to eating and walking but most of the time they just cannot make it and die.
anyways, about 6 months ago we had a patient a very young lady, about 31 years old that suffered eclampsia after she had her baby and became comatose. She had a trach, peg tube, totally comatose. She stay with us for about 5 months with her husband sleeping at her bedsid every night and bringing her baby on the weekends to see her.
Well, she left to a rehab once she started to show some signs of improvement. yesterday she came by to say HELLO!!!!
She was talking, walking, joking around, I couldn't believe it, the whole staff was in shock because she really touched everybody when she was in our facility.
It was an amazing feeling, miracles do happened, I felt so good thinking that our hard work was worth it.
She thanked everybody, she said that she does not remember anybody and that she "woke up" of the coma about 3 months ago.
It was awesome and make me realize that I really love being a nurse after all.