This is my second stay in the hospital in two weeks. But on Monday I got to meet Precious for the first time and boy what a joyful surprise that was. Precious, from the very start this morning, was telling me what to expect for the day, what doctors would be in and when. After every doctor came in, she would come down what seemed like just minutes after they left, and she would ask what they said. I had a question for the PA, and she said, "I will text them," and she did. I know they all care and that all nurses get busy and I know I'm not her only patient, but you wouldn't be able to tell that by her actions.
Precious took time to explain everything and she treated me like I was one of her own family members. And on this day the power went out for about 45 minutes, but it was time for more pain medication. I had someone tell her when she had time I needed the pain medication and that I had a question; with everything going on she came by the room and brought the meds and I asked my question and she said they would get a hold of the doctor. I told them just whenever she had time because I know she has more important patient needs with no power and she said, "Well you are important, too!"
As bad as I have hurt and felt, this young lady has made it bearable by just being a kind, caring, and genuine person/nurse. Nurses like Precious are few and far between and I am so thankful I had the honor of meeting her.