We didn't do it alone, either!
Thanks for giving me a room, a mattress, and access to a shower (I was lucky!) to sleep on
Thanks for being forgiving if my routine was a little slow because Med-surg is not my comfort area!
Thanks for being warm, hospitable, and helpful. Thanks for "breaking me out" when I was getting "hospital fever" and showing me around the area.
Thanks to the staff and nurses in the disaster headquarters of board of Health and MEMA for co-ordinating picking me up at the airport and delivering me to the hospital then picking me up again. And thanks for the pecan pie
Thanks to both of my employers for allowing me the time off. Thanks to the moms of my kids and other case nurses for being understanding and flexible.
Thanks to my hospital peds unit for donating baby formula and nipples. Thanks to my hubby for buying me a stronger, larger suitcase to carry the formula in!
(Many, many thanks to my hubby!)
Thanks to everyone who helped my find the "last" hotel room in Jackson the day after the shelter closed so I didn't have to get up at 2 am for my flight!
Thanks to the hotel owner who took and distributed the last of the food, toys, toiletries, etc from my bags... lightening my load home and helping out some of her displaced guests.
Thanks to the hotel next door that arranged airport shuttle service for me even though I was not a guest there just because "she's a nurse"
I'm sure there were so many more... I wish I could remember! We had so much help to come down! I live near NYC, we were on alert on Sept 11 hoping to be overwhelmed with survivors. I'm sure we would have gotten the same help!! Let's hope we never find out again!