My son was in a motorcycle crash that resulted in a traumatic brain injury, broken ribs, collapsed lung, multiple pelvic fractures, a broken arm, and knee fracture. My daughter-in-law and I were unaware of the stages of recovery and were anxious and “in the dark” about his agitation, delirium, emotional swings and bodily changes. Chanetta evidenced she is a nurturer by nature, comforted us through her demeanor, actions and most importantly, kindness and understanding. Her natural ability to nurture was not missed by her patient, who would respond positively to her requests.
Nurses have a very difficult role to play in healthcare, as they balance the needs of patients, the patient’s family, other staff, and guests; all while needing to complete accurately and efficiently all the tasks assigned to them. Chanetta juggles these demands effortlessly and with a smile on her face.
Thank you, Chanetta, for holding us up during the most trying time of our lives. You made a difference!