All of us are aware of the kind of hard work and long hours that are dedicated by doctors. But the ones who go majorly underappreciated are the nurses. In our attempt to appreciate the services provided by doctors to treat patients, we often forget that it is the nurses who are at a patient’s beck and call 24×7. Being a nurse is a hard job, just like that of a doctor’s.
In a report by Mail Online, a picture of a nurse having a major emotional breakdown after a 53-hour shift and having assisted the delivery of a still-born baby is going viral. The picture is that nurse Caty DiBari and was taken by her sister which she later posted on Facebook with a heartfelt note for all nurses.
This is what she wrote:
She’s gonna kill me for this pic, but can we just give it up for nurses for a minute?
Caty just wrapped up her fourth shift in a row. That’s around 53+ hours in four days. That’s not including the 1.5 hours she’s in the car each day. She usually doesn’t get a chance to eat lunch or even drink much water (and she has to dress like a blueberry…I mean, come on). She is so good at what she does that she often forgets how to take care of herself while she’s taking care of her patients.
This pic is from a night back in July where she came to my house after a particularly hard day. She delivered a stillborn. Have you guys ever really thought about what a labour & delivery nurse sees?
They see great joy in smooth deliveries & healthy moms & babies. They see panic & anxiety when a new mom is scared. They see fear when a stat c-section is called. They see peace when the mom has support from her family – because not all new moms do. They see teenagers giving birth. They see an addicted mom give birth to a baby who is withdrawing. They see CPS (Child Protection Services) come. They see funeral homes come. Did you know that they have to make arrangements for the funeral home to come to pick up the baby? I didn’t either.
Caty (& all other nurses) – you are SPECIAL. You bless your patients & their families more than you will ever know. Thank you for all that you do.
View the entire Facebook post here:
she's gonna kill me for this pic, but can we just give it up for nurses for a minute?•caty just wrapped up her fourth…