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Jun 7, 2010 4:27 PM CST
Name: Jo Burcher
Wilton, CA
Married 40yrs. 2boys,2Gkids
Thanks for the words of wisdom and encourgement.
I got him vertical for 15 mins. During which time I quickly stripped the bed and also removed the Memory Foam mattress. It was making him sink too far so he wasn't able to gain leverage to move his body up or down.
Note to whoever: you need to make a strap about 7 feet not to hang someone...but to put around the foot to pull it up from the bed and over to the edge of the bed and then to the floor.
Bailey (the dog) realizing something has gone haywire in his life hasn't left the sun room. Bailey's happy that he's in the house and has stopped whining..unlike someone else I know.
I gave Steve a car magazine and I'm having a cup of coffee.
I wonder when being a Nurse changed from a vocation to a job. I know that as a kid nursing was an admired field. But the nurses that served Steve were women who seemed burnt out or simply doing as little as possible to get their shift over with. Steve missed one round of medicines because the nurse on duty didn't come into his room for 4 hours. He said he waited about 1/2 hour after his dosage time, rang the nurse; she did come in and acknowledged that it was meds time, but never returned w/them.
I wonder if the womens movement made the word Nurse taboo. Why be a Nurse when a woman Should be a doctor? But why not, why not let girls know that being a nurse is still a worthly and noble profession. There's more patient contact than being a doctor. So if you say you want to be a doctor "to help" people, you can be most helpful if you're a good nurse.

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