Chris had a long long day at work yesterday. He didn’t sleep well that night, and then he got up early for his 7:30 a.m. shift at the hospital. He was only supposed to work until 3:30 p.m., but one of the guys that he works with put his back out early in the morning and Chris ended up working twice as hard through the day, and worked until 7:30 p.m. to cover part of the other guys shift as well.
Needless to say he was pretty tired when he got home last night. He’d been supposed to work another 7:30 a.m. shift this morning, but since he’d put in such long hours yesterday he was told that he could come in sometime around 9 a.m. instead. He works in the OR recovery room and I guess they didn’t expect their first patient to arrive until about 8:30 a.m. so that worked out great for Chris. Of course, since he was so tired from his almost sleepless night the night before and his long work hours he slept very well last night. Hopefully he doesn’t have to work overtime today too.
The only problem was that he thought it was Friday when he got up this morning. Don’t you just hate that when you get confused about what day it is?
As Chris was leaving for work this morning he told me that he was the topic of discussion at a big hospital meeting earlier in the week. Apparently many of the doctors – heads of departments, as well as Nursing department heads and other people high in management had a meeting. I don’t know what the meeting was about, but Chris was told by his manager and some other nurses that had attended the meeting that he was discussed for about 20 minutes!
Apparently they were discussing how good he is with patients and how he can easily build a rapport with patients and their friends and relatives, setting them at ease easily. Maybe they are going to use the “Chris Model” to inspire other hospital employees to be more compassionate towards patients and visitors?
I’m so proud of him! His kind nature has always stood out to people, but now it seems that he might be getting some official recognition for it.
Chris and I are a lot alike in that we are both really nice people. Yeah, I know you’ll just have to take my word for it that I am a kind person. LOL I haven’t been able to work in the ER for close to a year and a half due to my illness, but I too always stood out and got some recognition for my kindness to patients, families and co-workers too.
We’re hoping to attend the Blog World Expo, and P0stieCon convention in Las Vegas in November. If any of you are attending, or live in the Las Vegas area maybe we’ll get to meet you. If we do meet you’ll be able to judge for yourselves if Chris and I really are as nice as I say we are. LOL