Nurse Broke Down And Cried As She Sang To A Cancer Patient.
They aren’t just the support staff, they are the back bone of each and every hospital. Nurses sometimes go well beyond their hospital duties and surprise us all and here are 9 nurses who did extraordinary things for their patients.
1. Margaret Smith, 63 of Nashville, TN was diagnosed with liver cancer and was admitted for treatment. She had the most kindest nurse ever, Olivia Neufelder, the nurse at Vanderbilt Medical Center took care of Ms Smith’s dying wish.
Olivia would sing for Ms Smith every night next to her bed. Ms Smith’s favorite song was ‘Dancing in the Sky’ by Dani and Lizzy. As Olivia wiped the tears off Ms Smith, she couldn’t help but cry at the same time as she sang for Ms Smith and saw her take her last breath.
In a post, Megan, Ms Smith’s daughter wrote: ‘This nurse sat with my mom for hours while [she suffered from the effects of] too much Anesthesia and sang a very special song to my sweet mother to comfort her.
2. Tricia Seaman, 43, was an oncology nurse in Harrisburg, PA when she was assigned to care for Tricia Somers in March 2014. Somers, who was 45 when they first met, was diagnosed with a rare liver cancer the year before, and although she was in recovery, doctors were not optimistic about her future.
“When I walked into the room, I felt a sense of sadness for her,” Seaman said. “It was such a sad thing to see someone so ill, so young.” She said she quickly discovered her patient had an 8-year-old son, Wesley, “who was probably really missing his mom,” and that she was a single parent.
At the end of Somers’ three-week hospital stay, she discovered she was terminal. The single mother asked her nurse the unthinkable. “When I die, will you and your husband take my son?” Seaman recalled. Seaman said the request came as a shock, but she didn’t decline.
In the winter of 2014, Somers passed away, and the Seamans were able to seamlessly take over guardianship of Wesley.
3. 31 year old Chantelle Diabate is a nurse at the Hebrew home, a nursing facility in the Bronx. The home is located 2 miles from her place of residence. Amidst the dreadful snow blizzard of 2016, Chantelle had to make a choice. Would she stay at home, like the thousands who were stranded and could not go to work, or would she make the daring journey of walking 2 miles to the nursing home and help her patients.
Chantelle bravely and dedicatedly made it to the home to do her job. “At the time I just felt that I knew that nobody was really going to come in so I tried to do my best to get there,” Diabate told ABC News. “At some point you’re going to have to depend on somebody. We all need each other. I treat my patients well because I treat them like family.” Diabate was the only nurse who reported to work
4. Jewish nurse won hearts around the world after she was pictured breastfeeding Palestinian boy whose mother was wounded in car crash.
A Palestinian family of three crashed into a bus in the West Bank, killing the father and critically injuring the mother, according to Today. Along with his mother, 9-month-old baby boy Yamen was brought to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center’s emergency room in Jerusalem. He only experienced minor injuries, but he was growing hungry fast.
According to his aunts, the child was breastfed by his mother and was refusing to take milk by the bottle. Yamen’s aunts spoke to nurse Ola Ostrowski-Zak, asking if she knew anyone who could breastfeed the child. As it turns out, Ostrowski-Zak is a mother herself of an 18-month-old son. She offered to breastfeed Yamen, who quickly relaxed.
According to Ostrowski-Zak, the baby’s aunts praised her, saying that they never expected a Jewish woman to help their family.
5. 40 years ago, Gary Bentley, who was then just a 10 year old had undergone an open heart surgery. Gary’s nurse Kathy Henricks was so kind to him, that even after 40 years he cannot forget her.
“She was so sweet to me at a time in my life when I really needed someone to show me that there were good people out there that cared and wanted to help,”
On Sunday afternoon, Gary along with his wife and family went to Vulcan park with a bouquet of flowers and a framed photo of himself and the nurse, the only real piece of information he had to identify her.
“I am nervous,” Gary said. “It’s hard not to cry. The tears, I have to hold them back. I’m just excited.”
When the nurse, Kathy Henricks, arrived at Vulcan Park, they both welled up and embraced for what seemed like minutes.
6. A photo of a nurse hugging an old woman in an operating room at a hospital in Changzhi City in Shanxi Province on Monday has gone viral.
Yan Zhaogen, 82, was scheduled to undergo a surgery that day due to fracture. She was so nervous that she shivered all over with tears pouring down her eyes.
Nurse Zhao Kaili, 24, embraced Yan to comfort her. The picture was taken by one of Zhao’s colleagues and uploaded online. Zhao said she had simply done what all medical staff in their department would do.
7. Allison Batson has given a whole new meaning to “the gift of life.” Going above and beyond her duties as a nurse helping to save patients’ lives, she donated her kidney to one last week. The recipient is Clay Taber, whose kidneys failed nearly two years ago.
The Auburn University graduate was being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta in the summer of 2010 when he met the 48-year-old transplantation nurse.
Taber, 23, had just graduated from Auburn in Alabama and moved back with his family in Columbus, Ga., when he became ill. Dubbed the “cheerleader of floor 7G at Emory University Hospital,” Batson went into Taber’s room and said, “I heard there’s a good looking young man in here.”
Batson said it takes more than a year to get on a deceased donor list because of the Goodpasture’s Syndrome Taber had been diagnosed with. Batson told Sandra Taber that if for any reason she or anyone else in their circle was not able to donate a kidney that she would be willing to.
8. An ailing grandfather died on Wednesday after battling cancer for several years, but not before his team of nurses and grieving relatives hatched a plan to sneak in his beloved pooch into the hospital so that he could say a final goodbye.
“My grandpa loved his dog Lil Fee,” .“She would follow him around everywhere. He would bring her everywhere he could. My grandpa had been battling cancer for the past couple of years, but last week it took over his whole body.” – said Miguel
9. You’ve heard of Female nurses and Male nurses, but I bet you have NOT heard of a Cat Nurse. This incredible nurse cat from Poland is looking after animals in a animal shelter and the results will melt your heart…
Radamenes the cat from Poland was rescued and survived a bad respiratory infection, but his rescuers had no clue that he would return the favor in such an incredible and unexpected way!
After veterinary workers helped to bring two-month-old Radamenes back from death’s door, he’s now taken on the job as ‘Nurse Cat’ for the entire Animal Shelter!
When an animal is in pain or suffering, Radamenes the ‘Nurse Cat’ lends a helping paw and helps ‘purr’ them back to health! He cuddles, massages and sometimes even cleans other animals recuperating from their wounds or operations.
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