Healthcare workers are amazing--after having my mother-in-law in the hospital again, and the care they give her--I have to say 'thank you' and kudos! The things you have to deal with--agitated, confused patients, upset family members, people shocked by the bills or the diagnosis, and you come in and do your job with a smile and a great work ethic. It really is amazing. My mother-in-law has a host of health issues and went in for what should have been an outpatient procedure. I was not surprised that it did not end up as such. She has been in the hospital all weekend. She has had a hard time--very confused about what day it is and why she has to stay there. Bless her heart. Every nurse I have spoken to has been incredibly patient and caring, even in the middle of the night when she was, shall we say, misbehaving a bit. My former mother-in-law is a retired hospice nurse. I think it takes special people to be nurses--to give that level of what is ultimately, very intimate care, to complete strangers. To treat them as well as they would treat their own family members. (That was the compliment I would give Barbara--if someone in my family needed hospice--I would want her in charge--she was incredible.)
I know we give a lot of kudos to the healthcare workers after the pandemic--and that was and is absolutely deserved. The work and hours (especially having to be away from family) that you put in was amazing. Let's also give it up to the folks who have been doing it all along. Men and women who have been caring for our loved ones for years--and who remember them when they come back in for things. The work they do is so important and so special. It saves families who may be facing so much uncertainty--to have that steadfast person there to take care of the family member when it is more than you can handle. So--THANK YOU!