Friday, November 07, 2008

As good as it is ...

...and it is rather good ...

when all is said is done, she's still someone's job.

I hate that.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm doing that job now Susan. And I can tell you that many of us (not all but many) care very deeply for the people we look after at work. I know it's not the same as family, but maybe it helps some.

Gwendolen

Trish said...

**hugs** Hopefully they don't look at her as a job, but as family...

Vacant Uterus said...

I was a nursing assistant for a while. Similar to Gwendolen up there, I deeply cared about all my patients. I can still tell you the names of each one that died under my care (I worked hospice oncology) including their diagnoses. I have a very precious hanky from a patient I dearly loved that I carried in my wedding. (I'll have to tell you about that sometime.)

I know it's not that way with every worker. But I'm hoping that for your mom. She seems like a sweet soul; they must be in love with her.

Anonymous said...

When I was much younger I worked in an auxiliary hospital, and learned to enjoy many of the people I took care of...and it wasn't "just a summer job" for me. In fact...it was where God put me, and I tend to believe He did the same for those under my care, not a bad combination actually! Take hope...she's not there by any cosmic mistake...but by His direction and for His purposes. This is good!

QOTW said...

When you get more used to this situation, it won't hurt as much. Try to look at the positives: she's there close to you where you can help her or ask for changes if needed; your mother will adjust to the new place and people and she will be glad to see you so much more often. Things will get better.