Thoughts on Medical Workers

This past week, my mother-in-law (MIL) was in the hospital for emergency surgery. She’s still in the hospital, but is doing well. She’ll be moving to rehab very soon. Thanks for all your prayers. The experience in the emergency room and ICU left me grateful for those people who are doctors and nurses.
The level of compassion for my MIL was amazing. They introduced themselves and why they were there. With kindness in their voices, they apologized for any pain their procedures were causing. They patted her hand or her arms to reassure her. I was so touched by their gentle ways.
At the same time, they were also kind to us, her family members. After they talked to her about things, they would also ask if we had questions or concerns. Even in the emergency room, they generously gave us their time without rushing us. That was comforting to me because I knew they were concerned for her health just like me. Their amazing skills saved the life of my MIL, giving her more years ahead.
So I want to say a huge thank you to the nurses, doctors, and aides at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Your caring and concern for my MIL and us were awesome. I told several of you thank for your skills and caring, but I wondered if you understood just how much I meant it. It almost brought tears to my eyes to see how well you treated my MIL. I’m thankful for your high-quality skills that saved her life. I couldn’t do your kind of work, but am grateful you can. We all have our own gifts and yours impacted us on so many levels.
Beyond that, my thanks to all those who work 12-hour shifts, rescuing people, taking care of people, and helping people heal. You may cause a little pain with the needles, pokes, and prods, but you are doing it to help us. Thank you for doing all those unpleasant jobs with kindness and cheerfulness. You’re the best!

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