Monday, March 26, 2012

The Joy of Being A Nurse Pixel - Tending to the Needs of Others

I have been a Nurse Pixel for a few years now, and though I share an occasional anecdote or story of caring for loved ones, I have not gone into full details until now. Nurses do not care where a patient is from, what species they are, or how the patient came to be in medical need. Nurses merely act upon the tender hearts that beat within their patients, and take care to help the patient through difficult medical trauma. I had a patient this weekend that really had a tough go of it. Having received permission from the patient, I will share his journey from near death to full recovery.

I was in the nurse's break room, taking a breather from caring for a couple of very ill patients, when I got the call. A severely injured bear who had a deep gash in his neck had just arrived. He was in bad shape and we had to act fast!










I was the first medical person to arrive in the trauma room. I quickly assessed the patient and found that he was losing his stuffing very quickly. We didn't have much time...











While waiting for the other medical personnel to arrive, the only thing I could do was comfort the patient and try to staunch the flow of stuffing coming out of his neck. I held my paw over the wound on his neck and held him close to let him know he was not alone.








After a moment or two the surgeon came in ready with her tools to stitch up the patient. She immediately started  sewing him up, stitch by stitch. I watched very closely, monitoring the patient's vitals.










Suddenly I saw from the patient's vitals that he was overly stressed from the  procedure. I immediately paused the doctor and performed snout to snout resuscitation. It was touch and go for a few intense moments. Finally, he stabilized and we were able to complete his repair.







As the patient was in recovery, I said a special prayer for him that he would be alright. "Please God, let him be okay so he can play another day." I stayed with him for many hours, and then finally had to let him rest in the Intensive Bear Unit ward.









After the patient was fully recovered, I was able to visit with him. We had the best time and it was a very joyful reunion of nurse and patient. He is now   back with his family and friends, enjoying the good life and barely has even the tiniest scar.









So, if you are ever sick, injured, or in need of care, call on Nurse Pixel and I will be there. Always remember that NURSE PIXEL LOVES YOU!











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16 comments:

  1. Very cute post Pixel! I cant bear to watch the surgery as you do! Keep up the good work, there a lot of stuffed friends suffering from the same serious condition!

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  2. what a great little nurse you are!! we love your nurse outfit too, very cute!

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  3. If I am ever sick or injured....I am definitely hoping that Nurse Pixel is there to fix me!!! What a great job you do Nurse, and that joyous smile when it was clear your patient was gonna be fine!! Gorgeous!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie

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  4. so cute ! I'd like you to nurse me too when I'm sick !

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  5. Oh Pixel! This made me laugh out loud! You are so darn cute in that nurses uniform! What a good heart you have. I am so glad to hear that Mr. Bear will live to play another day!

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  6. Awwwww what a great story Pixel. I am glad you were able to help your bear friend get better. Paw hugs.

    Your Bestie,
    Gracie Lu

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  7. Oh Pixel,

    You are the best Nurse in the world - Bear is so lucky you were around to save his life!! (And your Mum of course!!)

    Your story sure made me smile, especially to know I've got such a wonderful fur friend, I'll be sure to call you in case of emergency buddy!!

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  8. What a great nurse you are Pixel!! You will be the first one I call if I get sick!!

    ~Higgins

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  9. Nurse Pixel, this is so sweet :) Pawesome job with this post!!!

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  10. Hey there sweet Pixel! I'll let you nurse me anytime, and I know I'd get well real quick, cuz it takes love to make a person well, and you have plenty! Love you! Your furrever friend, Rann (Bo sends paw waves!)xo

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  11. Thank you so much my friends, for these wonderful comments! I read every word and they really mean a lot. I feel blessed and special to have friends like you to share with.
    HUGS and Puppy Kisses, Pixel

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