Next time the senator needs an IV Remind her it’s dealear’s choice shirt. Senator Walsh, Instead of insinuating what you think I do with my break time, why not recognize what I do when I’m working: Instead of taking a break: I’m helping a new mom or dad hold their sick infant for the first time (sometimes days and weeks after they were born), comforting them as they cry tears of joy and fear of what the future may bring. I’m starting an IV on an infant who needs critical medications or having to draw blood for lab work while my heart breaks to hear their cries, feeling terrible that I’m the source of their pain and tears.
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I’m trying my best to comfort a restless, inconsolable infant who is withdrawing from narcotics because their mother struggled with addiction during pregnancy. I’m educating first time parents on how to care for their infant, assisting them the best I can knowing this may be the only support they get once they go home. I’m trying to help revive an infant who doesn’t have the strength or maturity to breathe on their own because they are too sick or too premature.
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I’m comforting parents as they watch their sweet innocent child take their last breath, wishing I could take that pain and anguish away from them while also trying to keep my composure so I can support them. Next time the senator needs an IV Remind her it’s dealear’s choice shirt now available. I’m helping my colleagues get through a busy shift because we have high acuity and are working understaffed or without necessary resources. Sometimes, I can go a whole shift without having a moment to hydrate or use the restroom, let alone take a lunch break…
So with all due respect Senator, when I am able to finally take a break (that I not only worked hard for, but that I deserve), it is my right to spend MY break however I choose to do so, whether I choose to grab a quick snack, close my eyes for a few minutes, take a walk, or God forbid “play cards.” Signed, A dedicated NICU Nurse. I had twins at 34 weeks. Both of them were in NICU. I left the hospital without my babies. The nurses in that unit who cared for my baby girls are also the ones who educated and cared for my husband and me. They were the most wonderful group of men and women. My babies weren’t the only ones in the unit nearly 17 years ago. I assure you, none of them spent any time playing cards.