There are too many stories to put on paper that show what an extraordinary nurse Luke is. Our daughter opened up to him first. He was the only one she would actually speak to. He changed the IV, tape, etc., without a drop of blood loss and while our daughter was mostly asleep. He made a call to Trauma regarding her belly swelling after suction was turned off. After waiting a while with no word from Trauma, he made the decision to start back suction. This was the right call. It eased her pain. He snuck in and out of the room without disturbing her or us.
Luke spoke to our daughter in a way she would understand. He also told her step by step what he was about to do. When it was time for the tube to go in her nose, he did it with ease. He should teach a class on this procedure. Not only did he do this perfectly with no adjustment needed once; he did it twice! She pulled her tube out in the middle of the night and he placed it back in no problem.
We are highly impressed with Luke. Even if he was not our nurse, he came by to check on our daughter and made certain the nurse for that shift knew how she liked to be cared for. He would use the cell phone light to read urine output to keep from disturbing our rest. He comes in to say hello at the beginning of every shift and says goodbye at the end. He was very knowledgeable when Trauma would visit the room and they asked him questions. He is truly a great nurse, but above all, he is an outstanding person.