Hello everyone! I just have to share this experience that I had at work today. I work as a Phleb in my local hospital while I am attending school.
Today I went into this elderly gentlemans room to draw his blood and I saw one of the most touching sites ever.
The gentleman was lying there in his hospital bed, holding a mound of papers. He had these papers clutched so tightly. I began to pull out his arm so that I could place the tourniquet on and I then saw what he was holding.
There in this old mans hand he held his college degree (It was a BS in educ.), a picture of his wife and himself on their wedding day, pictures of his children, and his grandchildren. It was as if he held his entire life in his aging hand. I then went to the other arm (not wanting to disturb his memories) and drew from that one.
Sorry so long. Thanks all for listening. I was just so moved by this that I wanted to share it with all of you. Has anyone else ever met a patient that truly touched them like this?
Jun 18, '03
That is so special...you just wonder what the poor guy was thinking about...many, many years.....
Jun 19, '03
awwww, how nice.............