Thanks for coming back! My poor, poor blog hasn’t been getting much love lately.. I’ll touch base more often-I swear! Thanks for sticking with me 🙂
Last week, I had the great honor of visiting the NICU reunion at the Methodist Women’s Hospital in west Omaha. Hundreds of families whose babies spent some time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit met back up with the nurses and doctors who took care of their little ones for days, weeks or months at a time.
First off, I WAS IN HEAVEN. BABIES EVERYWHERE!! So much cuteness crammed into one room–it was amazing!!
Second, this experience just further solidified my appreciation for nurses and what an INCREDIBLE job they do, and how much love they bring to their patients. These staff members treat so many patients daily, monthly, YEARLY, yet the care and compassion they had for their patients was so very clear. One dad even told me, as his 8-month old little boy smiled and laughed at his nurse, “I think he recognizes her–he remembers her!”
I delivered my baby at Bergan Mercy Medical Center and our nurses were ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL. They were so kind, warm and comforting every step of the way. We kept saying “this nurse is so great–I don’t want her to go home!” But then a new nurse would start her shift, and she was just as nice and wonderful as the last nurse!
Now at home, I am a VERY frequent caller to both my pediatrician’s office and to the nurse’s helpline, asking anything and EVERYTHING I can’t figure out about my son. “Is he supposed to do that? Is this OK?” And every time, the nurses are so wonderfully patient and kind with me.
If you know a nurse, give her or him a hug and tell them how appreciated they are. To my Aunt Jodi, to Patty and Ashley, to Kylie, to Christie, and to every other hardworking nurse out there helping your patients (and new parents!) when we need you most, THANK YOU.
Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes. ~Author Unknown