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The heart knows

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.
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    I'm so glad the right people were there to help at the right time when your daughter was young and going through those surgeries. Wonderful that now she wants to pay it forward and help others as well. Wishing her every success! emoticon
    1855 days ago
    It is amazing how God turns all things around for good if we let him.....your daughter is an example. Great inspiration. thanks for sharing.
    1855 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Yes , very scary. So happy everything turned out well and there were people to help and inspire her.
    We do need people like Sara in hospitals, and everywhere in the world, people who care. I hope all her dreams come true. Good job Mom. emoticon
    1856 days ago
    Hi..very inspirational story..thanks for sharing!! A great reminder to be kind and it can change lives when you are.

    xxx Donna emoticon
    1856 days ago
    I love this story and am glad I came across your blog early this morning. Your poor dd has been through a lot, but those are the things that shape us into the people we were created to be. May God bless her as she follows her dream.
    1856 days ago
    Wow , how very scary that had to be for all of you. I think that God has a plan for your daughter , let her follow her dreams. Hugs Jo , hope your day is well - How are you feeling ???? emoticon
    1856 days ago
    Your daughter is so courageous! You are too, Mom! Best of luck to her on her college journey.

    This was a lovely post and a good reminder to help others, no matter what our career. So thanks!

    1856 days ago
    emoticon for sharing the beautiful story ....... and how a loving nurse showed your daughter how to care for another in the midst of it all ............. emoticon
    Very beautiful and hooray for your Daughter .. graduating and her career dreams!
    1856 days ago
    Thanks for sharing this inspiring story!! You have an amazing daughter!! emoticon
    1856 days ago
    That is a heartwarming story. May Sara have
    the success she is destined for. Follow your heart
    they say.
    1856 days ago
  • DARLY55
    Thank you for this story. emoticon emoticon
    1856 days ago
    I too have memories of a certain nurse that probably saved my sons life. When he was 10 months old, we rushed him to the hospital nearly incoherent with a temp of 105. A dr said he had pneumonia and admitted him and gave him meds. A nurse that was on at the time, said she felt there was more, and could she call the pediatric dr who was in the hospital at the time, luckily she stuck her neck out and the older dr didnt fuss. Chris ended up with a spinal tap and bacterial meningitis. He was put in isolation for over a week, with IV in his ankles a very sick little boy.
    They said not sure what will happen or how far up the infection went and would know more as he aged. Thankfully he had no lingering effects other than chronic ear infections but no brain damage. Did read that giving lots of antibiotics to some people may predispose them for crohns which he now has. but not everyone. Again he is doing well right now and pray that it continues.
    HUGS as I too know your son has crohns.
    1856 days ago
    Bravery in the face of uncertainty but she has a bright future ahead of her and a very fine profession. You have helped her adjust and make good choices.
    1856 days ago
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