Wednesday, October 1, 2008

5 More Days...and a story about a hungry man.

We're counting down to our trip to Ohio! We are very excited. Woo-hoo!

I had an interesting day at work on Monday. I took care of 3 very easy, compliant, non-needy men who made my day very relaxing. It was a nurse's dream. Then at 6:00 one of them was being discharged and needed oxygen set up for his home. Of course the case managers who normally handle those details are off at 5:00. My charge nurse helped me get all the details ironed out, and I was trying to get his discharge instructions ready for him. As I was working on this, I received a phone call from a patient's wife, who was distressed about a situation with her husband. I talked to her for a few minutes and then went down to talk to my patient. To make a long story short, the man started throwing a fit about the diet he was on and the fact that a surgeon had not come to talk to him yet. My explanations about the necessity of that diet for his condition and about the doctor being in surgery and then at his office all day were not satisfactory. It was a long, busy last hour of work trying to get him happy again and get my other patient discharged. Fortunately, the doctor arrived around 7 and sent my hungry man home. He was very happy after finding out he could go home and told me I was a sweet girl. :)

So yesterday at work, I was sitting at the nurse's station doing some charting. A volunteer came up and asked which one was Rachel and presented me with this:

Needless to say, I was very surprised to read the card and find it was from my hungry man. :) I have never received flowers from a patient before. It was kinda cool!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Make sure you take a picture and keep the card! I remember those days. All goes well until the last hour...oh well at least that day is done and over with. Hope everything else is going well.

Jennifer Barber

Mom said...

Congratulations Sweetheart,
You were rewarded for a job well
done and just for being you!!!!!!!

We are counting the days as well and are really looking forward to seeing you!!!!!

Love you,
Mom

Sue said...

Love the new haircut!! I've received flowers a few times, but my favorite present was from an art teacher at Elyria High who made ceramic purses for all the nurses who took care of him!!!