My husband and I live in Ohio. He was working in Missouri. He became very ill and was at 2 other hospitals before being airlifted to Saint Luke's Hospital from Boone Hospital, arriving long before we were able to make the 2 hour drive. That was the longest 2 hours of my life not knowing what was going on. When I walked into his CICU room last night, there was Brooklyn or as my family calls her, Our Angel.
She was buzzing around the room taking care of him. I instantly felt a calm feeling come over me as she explained everything in detail that she was doing. We stayed at your hospital for 8 days and they were made MUCH easier by Brooklyn. Even the following few nights when my husband wasn't Brooklyn's patient she came in to the room to help her co-workers with my husband.
My husband is 6'6" and was nicknamed the sleeping giant while he was on the ventilator. As I said we were from out of town and Brooklyn was so kind to us night in and night out. From telling us about hotels, places to eat and stores we needed to get to to buy our personal supplies. She always gave us 110% and went above and beyond! She always took the time to explain things to us in terms that we could understand. We feel so Blessed to have met her.
I truly hope that Saint Lukes recognizes her for being an outstanding nurse! Everyone at Saint Lukes was so friendly to us. From the housekeeping staff, secretarial staff, kitchen staff and all of the nurses and doctors who treated my husband. We feel we truly owe my husband's life to the CICU nurses and doctors. Thank you!