University of Maryland Medical Center
Rebecca did an amazing job of encouraging her to perform basic tasks.
My daughter was admitted for another round of chemotherapy. She had an ng tube placed during this admission. I arrived at the hospital on her third day admitted. She still had not gotten out of bed except to pee. She would not eat drink talk or do any tasks of daily living. I was very concerned about her. That night she screamed and gagged pretty much anytime she was not asleep. Friday morning Rebecca introduced herself as my daughter's nurse. She did an amazing job of encouraging her to perform basic tasks. My daughter was resistant to almost anything positive that was said to her but Rebecca kept trying. Saturday morning when I was grabbing breakfast downstairs the PCT told me my daughter was talking about her cat. She couldn't tell me what Rebecca and the PCT said but they helped her not be scared of her tube anymore. I am so grateful that she had them taking care of her during this admission. I was tired and worried about what our next steps would be if she didn't stop fighting the tube. Now we are home and she is dancing and singing again. She hasn't been this full of life since before we started chemotherapy.