RN, BSN, CWON, CCRN-Alumnus
Wound and Ostomy Care Team
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego
Tess would come into the room I always knew he was in good, gentle hands who truly cared for him which allowed me to catch a breath.
Ooooooooh Tess...our little angel had one of the worst parts of our son's hospital journey...After his bilateral amputations and skin grafts, she was one of his wound care nurses. I'd like to say she was one of his primary wound care nurses because she was there with him anytime she was at work. For quite a while in the beginning, he'd need sedation for his dressing changes. When he was finally able to handle it without sedation, he'd be screaming violently which was gut-wrenching. I know it was hard for her to hear and see. Her sweet voice would try to calm him down. I don't know how she did it but I can tell you that my husband and I would have anxiety always leading up to these dressing changes. However, as soon as Tess would come into the room I always knew he was in good, gentle hands who truly cared for him which allowed me to catch a breath. Fun memory- Tess dancing to my son's dancing llama. Her presence was always like an old friend whom I'd known forever! Forever grateful.