I WORK AS A HOME HEALTH AIDE AND I ENJOY THIS WORK SO MUCH....I GET TO KNOW MY PTS BETTER AND I GET MORE OUT OF MY WORK. THE LOVE MY PTS GIVE AND YOU CAN HELP BUT LOVE THEM BACK. AT TIMES I FEEL LIKE I TAKE BETTER CARE OF MY PTS THEN I DO MY OWN MOTHER. YEA I GET IT ON BOTH ENDS...THE FAMILY MEMBER SIDE VIEW AND BE CARE GIVER FOR MY PTS. I PUSH MY MOMMIE TO KEEP HER STRONG BUT YET SPOIL HER. THEN I JUST SPOIL MY PTS. DOING EXTRAS FOR THEM AS NEEDED. BLESS THEIR HEARTS!!!!
I HAVE THIS ONE PT WHO DH WAS TOLD BY DOCTORS LAST WEEK HE HAS LUNG CANCER. THEY ALSO FOUND A MASS ON HIS UPPER TUMMY AREA. HE'S A VERY STRONG WILL BUT LOVING MAN. HE TAKES SUCH GREAT CARE OF HIS WIFE. I CAN TELL HIS SADNESS. HE'S NOT JOKING WITH ME RIGHT NOW AND HE LOVES TO HEAR STORIES ABOUT MY DS AND HIS FRIENDS. HE CALLS THEM HIS BOYS. I HAVE HAD SO MUCH JOY THIS PAST YEAR SO FAR WITH MY PTS. NOW THIS. I CAN FEEL THE PAIN FROM WIFE TO HUSBAND TO THE DOG. I KNOW GOD KNOWS WHAT'S BEST. AND WE DON'T KNOW HIS PLANS FOR THIS COUPLE. I WANT GOD TO ANSWER MY PRAYERS AND HEAL THE DH. THEIR LIFE TOGETHER IS SUCH A SIMPLE LOVE. IT'S THE I'M HERE FOR YOU NO MATTER WHAT LOVE. MAKES ME THANKFUL FOR MY DH. AT TIMES I WANT TO CHOKE HIM..BUT HAPPY HE'S MINE. I WANT MY PTS DH TO HEAL AND BE IN GREAT HEALTH AGAIN. MY IS A STRONG WOMAN BUT STILL NEEDS HER DH. BE IN PRAYER FOR THE TWO OF THEM!!!!
by sarahra78October 5, 2009 at 8:38 PM
I work in hospice services sometimes in situation like this a caring person just to listen and be there makes all the difference.
Some cases you just get attached too. I had a patient a few yrs ago who was 85 and her hubby was 95. he used to drive to the nursing home everyday at 9am and stay untill 7pm holding her hand. for 2 yrs while she battled a muscular disease. WOW Love is a powerful thing. She passed away almost 2 yrs ago but I still stay in contact with him and I know it's a comfort to him to have someone to listen.