Just Have To Share

  1. 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?
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  3. by   rnnurse2b
    That is so special...you just wonder what the poor guy was thinking about...many, many years.....
  4. by   happystudent
    awwww, how nice.............