Cup of Comfort for Nurses: Stories of Caring and Compassion by Colleen Sell

By Colleen Sell

Medical professionals have lengthy been thought of the heroes of the scientific occupation. but it's the nurses who're there for us at start, loss of life, and each bump, bruise, or holiday in among. A Cup of convenience for Nurses brings the stories of greater than fifty of those underappreciated pros to lifestyles, together with: Bonnie, who besides one among her fellow nurses, grew to become recognized to her sufferers as "Comfort and pleasure" Julie, who grew to become a nurse (along with 4 of her siblings) after taking good care of a bodily and mentally behind schedule sister in her domestic below the advice of her doting mom Dot, who served her nation in the course of global conflict II by means of taking care of injured infantrymen domestic from front The relocating stories of those committed nurses, besides the handfuls of others in A Cup of convenience for Nurses are guaranteed to attract readers everywhere-and will even encourage a few of them to soak up the nurses mantle themselves.

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Clark fell again and ended up in the hospital. Back to rehab she went. “She can’t wait to get home,” Emily said every time someone called. Tom and I drove up from Massachusetts to see his mother on a cold, blustery day with snow in the air. The nursing home’s living room was filled with piano music, the scent of cinnamon, and a bevy of whitehaired seniors in wheelchairs, but his mother was in her room, her fingers restlessly tearing tiny strips out of the New York Times. ” That night, over dinner, Emily’s eyes suddenly filled with tears.

Margaret looked on eagerly while her son tore open the sealed flap and pulled out the diploma. His face looked puzzled. ” Arnold handed Margaret the diploma. It was official: There was her name in gold embossed letters. Her eyes lit up momentarily, until she remembered the smaller envelope still in her hand. Then they darkened. She opened the other envelope without a word. It was a letter addressed to Arnold. The labels must have been inadvertently switched on the envelopes. The letter said that Arnold had done well on the exam, but he had not scored high enough on the essay portion to receive his diploma.

His mother replied with her old sharpness, and we all laughed. The next week, however, brought a dramatic shift. Tom answered the telephone on Thursday night to hear Emily’s voice, higher than usual. “It’s Mom,” she said. ” Tom asked. “Her hairdresser,” Emily said. “It happened so fast, I didn’t have time to stop her. ” “For once,” Tom joked, but Emily didn’t laugh. My mother-in-law’s behavior became more and more unpredictable. At night she’d wander throughout the house, unaware of her own incontinence.

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