You can never be too kind to nurses.
My father-in-law is in the hospital. Because of his dementia, he doesn't understand what is happening to him sometimes. Today, he was hooked up to a heart monitor, a blood transfusion drip, a catheter, and a couple other tubey things. None of them made him happy, especially when the nurses wanted him to try to go "number two" on a port-a-potty while still hooked up to his catheter. He got very cantankerous, and before I could get back to his room from my short dinner break, he had hit all three of them and been verbally abusive. He was convinced they wanted him to take a shower with all of them. I think he was just horribly unhappy, couldn't understand why, and thought of the most terrible accusation he could at the moment. They gave him a sedative, and he was resting with his second blood transfusion drip starting when I left .
All that to say, you can never be too kind to nurses. I made the them this card to say thank you for putting up with words and actions no one should ever have to, even if it is just part of their job, and even if they know he didn't mean it.
I entered it in the CASology: Shoe challenge.
And for those of you wondering, I did not win the writing contest but I came away a winner anyway. I have permission to submit my completed manuscript to the woman I dearly want to become my agent. Plus, several multi-published, award-winning authors were kind enough to take time with me and discuss the issues I am having trying to get my first book done right. Here a couple pictures of the Gala Awards dinner.
Funny story. During dinner, I barely missed nailing my satin blouse with a buttered roll that slipped out of my hand. I still think, if I had a grease stain down the front of me, I would have won and had to get up in front of 700 people to show it off.
Until next time,