Bonnie Brummer

Bonnie Brummer

Bonnie Brummer, RN, BSN, CCRN, CSC

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Medical Center of the Rockies
Loveland, Colorado
United States
Bonnie determined something was not right with the chest tube and the amount of pain I was in. Bonnie reacted quickly to get me into the intensive care unit where Dr. M removed the chest tube and placed one in a new location.

I had a chest tube placed which caused an un-manageable amount of pain.  I tried to express my pain and discomfort to others with little result.  I was told chest tubes are painful and even though I tried to share my experiences and threshold of pain, I could not seem to get anyone to understand.  When Bonnie came into my room to get me for Dr. M, she asked me a couple of questions and determined something was not right with the chest tube and the amount of pain I was in.  Bonnie reacted quickly to get me into the intensive care unit where Dr. M removed the chest tube and placed one in a new location.  All along Bonnie asked me how I was doing and adjusted my pain meds according to how I looked and reacted.  Once the first chest tube was removed, I instantly felt as though a knife had been removed from my back.  Bonnie acted as my personal champion, coming to my aid when I desperately needed someone and showed compassion that meant so much to me.  If Bonnie had not come, I don't know how I could have made it through the night in the amount of pain I was in.  I want to thank her for taking the time out of her very busy schedule to show me the compassion I needed.