Saturday, February 6, 2010


President Obama has mentioned more than once his admiration and love of nurses, and the profound impact that nurses have had on his life.  During the past month (especially), I have been reminded of his words, many times over.  The kindness and generosity of the nursing staff at my mother's nursing home during the last difficult week of her life was truly remarkable.

I can never thank them enough.  For helping me and my wife through those last seven lousy days.  For truly caring.  And for the love they expressed ( in so many, many ways) for my mother over the years.

I honestly don't know how they do it, day in and year out. Nurses are special, wonderful human beings.

From the bottom of my aging, grieving heart... thank you for being there.

You guys are the best.


Doctorboogaloo said...

It seems that a few of my settings got screwed up, somehow. There was a notification on the dashboard that I had 1 comment to moderate. I have never moderated comments. When I hit the link to the comment, I was taken to Settings... where I discovered that Comment Moderation had been activated. I de-activated it, and saved the setting, but I can't access the comment.

So, I'd like to apologize to the person (likely one of my three readers) who left a message.

Feel free to rifle through the kitchen. And grab a brewski.

unokhan said...

aw man, i'm sorry about your mama.....i didn't leave a post till now but can i still have a beer?

nurses deserve sooooo much more pay than they get

Doctorboogaloo said...

Thanks, Uno.

And spot on about the compensation nurses receive. I don't know why it is, but nurses are terribly undervalued.

P.S. There are some Heinekens in the beer fridge with your name on 'em.