Saturday, May 12, 2007

Nurses Day

Today is Nurses Day, in honor of that I am posting a tribute to my favorite of all the nurses that has cared for Evan. Alice is the nurse practitioner that works with Evan's cardiologist.

I can't remember the first time I met Alice. She was one of many people that came to check on Evan on a regular basis. I was tired, scared and overwhelmed. Alice soon distinguished herself from everyone else by her kindness. She was a mother too and was very understanding about what I was going through. She was especially good about explaining every thing that was going on, never making me feel like I was asking a silly question.

Through the years she has always been there for us, helping make sure that Evan was getting the best health care possible. She is the one that did all the leg work to get Evan his home INR testing machine. Whenever I have a question she is very prompt in answering, I never have to spend days waiting for answers. When we need something taken care of there are no worries once Alice is on the job.

When we go in for appointments I am happy to see her smiling face. Evan is also very excited to see her and show off his new developments for her. It is great to know that we have someone like Alice looking out for Evan's health. Nurses are awesome!!!


Guinevere Meadow said...

I'm so glad you and Evan have someone like that! Nurses can make or break your health care experience. When I was in the hospital after my C-section, I had some incredible nurses and some not-so-good ones, and believe me, I understand the difference!

Kristi said...

Now that's a job I could never do. Ever. Nurses are amazing.

Gina said...

My mom was a "working" nurse (she is now in admin) for about 12 years or so. I didn't even know today was nurses day, thanks for the tip!

Midlife Midwife said...

Happy Mother's Day Awesome Mom. Thank you for being one of those moms who have influenced my life for the good.