Sunday, February 11, 2007

Hard day at work...

When I got to work this morning, I found out one of my favorite residents had a massive stroke and was sent to the hospital.  Yesterday, I had finished taking her for her walk, brought her to her room, helped her find a bracelet, kissed her and said "See you tomorrow, Dorothy".  Now she lies in a hospital bed, fighting for her life.  Life can seem so cruel.  She was a happy lady, always seen with her stuffed monkey named Jake.  She loved that monkey and carried it everywhere and treated it like a baby.  I brought it up to her at the hospital and her grandson tucked it under her arm.  Another lady on the same floor had to be sent to the hospital, she got sick all of a sudden.  And one of my favorite male residents fell and smashed his head.  Sometimes life at the nursing home is very sad.    Linda

8 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

It sounds like they had a bad day all round Linda. I hope they recover. I remember one weekend at the geraiatric ward I worked on, seven out of the twenty eight patients died, that's a quarter of the ward. It's sad as you do get attached to them, I know you aren't meant to but you wouldn't be human if you didn't! Jeannette xx  

jckfrstross said...

so sad:) have a good week

Deb

nightmaremom said...

rough week.. hope things get better.... it's so sad..
hugs
d

tendernoggle said...

awwwww...Linda, I am so glad that you too her monkey to her...I will pray for her....and the others too.
love ya,
carlene

springangel235 said...

So sad you went to work to hear this news...but so sweet of you to take Jake to her...wishing her a fast recovery...hugs,
Joyce

jeadie05 said...

What a sad entry ,poor lady ,and lovely of you to take her her monkey ...love Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Linda so sorry you had such sad news ~ and how sweet of you to take Jake to her ~ I will keep Dorothy in my prayers ~ I wish her a speedy recovery and hope the male resident who fell will be OK ~ Ally

rjet33 said...

It is a tough job, but somebody has to do it.  Glad you can.  They need caring people like you!

Blessings!~

Susan