Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Unintentional Results

I read a blog where a nurse was ranting about the awful families that she has to deal with. I've spent enough time sitting with people at hospitals to know that there's a whole lot of truth is what she said.

But I was feeling insecure and so I took her general comments too much to heart. And I posted and let her know what I was feeling. This apparently hit her harder than I realized it would.

I'm sorry if I made you feel bad. I really do know that you didn't mean every single visitor was awful. I was just feeling insecure and let that spill out.

And for all those out there who are visitors in hospitals, please be kind to the nurses. I have the utmost respect for them, and you should too. Who else is going to do all the nasty things that they do, and without making you feel bad about it. Remember, they are the ones who will hold your hand and help you understand when things go terribly wrong. Be careful not to make them go away, you will need them again.


mielikki said...

Good title!
I felt/feel bad, yes, but it also was a good thing, because it made me remember (again) that there are two sides to the coin, and sometimes I need that reminder. So, you really did me a favor, and I am glad you did!
I am sorry to read in my comments that you spent the evening in another ER, you have not had a good year for that so far. Glad you got out unscathed, though :).

Celtic Rose said...

As another nurse may I say thank-you for your sweet words of appreciation. Know that being with a loved one in the hospital is a very important part to their recovery and well beng.