My husband had a colon resection on Friday morning and Hayley was his nurse. He had been in a great deal of pain and she cared enough to check with the on-call doctor to see if there was something else that could be done. I had gone to get a bite to eat and when I came back I found my husband much better, joking like normal.
I was very impressed by how she always spoke to him using our last name. She was very respectful.
Fast forward to Saturday night. I had been staying in the room with my husband. I suffer with migraine headaches and became very ill. I was throwing up in my husband's bathroom. Sadly I made a mess. I tried to clean it up but kept getting sick. Hayley came in to check on my husband and he told her I was sick. She asked if I needed anything. I told her I needed something to clean the bathroom floor, to which she responded; No, I've got that. What do you need to feel better? Then she said, I am bringing you ginger ale and a wash cloth but what else do you need to feel better? I told her nothing, but that I was very sorry. She repeatedly told me not to worry about it.
That young lady cleaned up my mess and I was not even her patient. We will never forget her. In turn, she never forgot one thing my husband asked for. She did everything with a smile and a great attitude. She never seemed too busy to take care of my husband. She told us she loves being a nurse and it is no doubt that she does. She seems to be a very kind and caring young lady. Augusta is blessed to have her.
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