Thanks for all the well wishes about my dad. I'm sure everything will be fine.
Of course, that doesn't stop me from thinking about every bad story I've ever heard about surgery. I won't go into it here, but we nurses do love to share our horror stories.
Today I called upon the nurses world power, hoping that every good deed I've ever done for a patient will come back to my dad. Hoping he'll have smart nurses who make good decisions in his care...
Today as I was getting ready, I remembered what I always think when I'm in a situation like this. I honestly kind of forget that these are someone's loved ones that I'm taking care of. I am never rude to families, I try and keep them as informed as humanly possible but sometimes it just drops off your mind as you're spending hours and hours charting.
Just something for me to remember.