I took care of both of your babies at different times, and was Will’s nurse on the night that he passed away. I haven’t been a nurse for that long, only a few years, but it sometimes feels like it has been longer because the PICU is a physically, mentally, and emotionally draining place to work. I have had many moments of self-doubt, unsure if I can handle the stress of the job anymore. I spent so many shifts with your son and because of him, I learned to love what I do again. He definitely kept me busy, but I so appreciated your thoughtfulness and your commitment to his care. It was refreshing to witness. When I got back to the elevator after I walked you out of the hospital that night, I was overwhelmed with emotion. It was such a privilege to take care of your son and I so admire his legacy. Thank you to Will and to your family for reminding me why I chose to be a PICU nurse.
Thinking of you often!
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