My husband was a patient who was admitted due to a stroke and left with a diagnosis of terminal esophageal cancer. He passed away at Hospice the day following his discharge.
Michelle was his nurse for the last 7 days of his stay. She was always the most professional but compassionate nurse. His diagnosis and the swift decline was totally unexpected and left my sons and me in shock. Michelle helped us navigate this unwanted journey.
Her constant smile, calmness and gentle manner helped calm and comfort us. She and he had a special patient/nurse relationship and we relied on her to get him to do things we couldn't (like eat) and help him through all the numerous tests, blood work, etc. The only thing she couldn't do for us was to make him better.
He was a well-loved man with a large family and many friends. He had a steady stream of visitors, especially as his health deteriorated and Michelle always made sure everyone was welcomed and comfortable. Our grandchildren loved her ice cream treats.
God blessed us when my husband was assigned to be Michelle's patient and we will be forever grateful to her for the love and care she showed our "Big E".