I am speechless after reading the story of Ted. Great post. I really like your point of view! And I find your opinion quite interesting!
Most of the times people don't realize what mentally challenged people go through...their challenges, likes, dislikes, hobbies, little pleasures...you have made a genuine attempt in pleasing Ted with your valuable presence and professional advises. It's remarkable that you have made a difference in his life, and many more like him in our society.
It's very hard to find nurses who listen to their patient's concerns with empathy, hold their hands during a procedure and comfort them, or give them a reassuring hug. The nursing profession is as much about kindness and caring for the whole person as it is about medical and technical knowledge. You are on the top of the chart SpotAngel. I am honored to have personally known you. Keep up the good work and write more about your experiences because I can relate to it from my own experiences.
- Paul Chacko