Wednesday, April 24, 2013
If you let people follow their feelings, they will be able to do good. That is what is meant by saying that human nature is good." Mencius
When my daughter was four she went to a very scary place for her and for me and my husband also. We went to the children's hospital to have her pacemaker inserted. We talked to her about what would happen.
But we were unprepared when she came out of surgery very nauseous . The minute they put her in the icu bed she was sick all over it. The nice man installing the tv in her room held her and all her tubes as the nurse changed the bedding. I am very thankful to him because we were still in the waiting room at the time and Sara remembers him. She said a few years later what ever job I am doing I will always stop to help.
Later that day we found out she needed a second surgery because they inserted the pacemaker wires in incorrectly, She could not eat or drink all day , and when the nurse told her it was because of the second surgery she was about to have she was inconsolable.
My husband could not stand to see her cry went out to the hallway to cry himself. He told the whole story to another nurse. She came in the room asked Sara if she liked babies of course she said yes. The nurse said there were babies down the hall littler than her. They were scared to of their surgeries and she and Sara needed to go tell them that they would be okay. That the doctor's would take care of them and the nurses. And yes their would be a little pain and maybe you will feel a little sick but only for a little while. And off they went with no more crying.
I am forever grateful to that nurse.
The second surgery was a success and my daughter is doing remarkable with her pacemaker. She is graduating this year form high school and wants to go to college to be a er doctor. I will not let my fear of big hospitals with some violence, long hrs , and maybe not much family life stop her from her dream .
She was born to follow her feelings to help others as they have helped her. There is no stopping that . I and my husband are just along for the ride.
So always follow your feelings they will lead you to good every time.