Cathy Barnhart: A heartfelt ‘thank you’
To the editor:
I wanted to write a “thank you” to the staff at The Memorial Hospital for their kind, caring and prompt attention to my family member. You see, my family member is very dear and near to my heart, he is my son. My son has been chronically ill for his entire life. He never was expected to live beyond his early teen years, but he now is 30 years old and still my “little boy.” My son has the mind of a small child despite the man’s body he lives in and he requires extensive assistance with all of his needs. As his mother, he is the light of my life and my purpose in this life, so when others provide him with kindness, respect and genuine care and concern, it means the world to me. Last week, I arrived at the emergency room at about 3 a.m. with my son who obviously was in distress. We promptly were taken to an ER room where Dr. Watson and April RN began monitoring and treating his symptoms. They were very good and I felt comfortable with the care they gave him, but even more impressive was the manner in which they interacted with him. I want to say “thanks so much.” They were great. Once my son was admitted to the Med/Surg unit, once again the nurses that cared for him were kind and wonderful with him, and provided him the best care he could have received. They were diligent on checking on him frequently, and they always took the time to talk to him, even though his responses may have been brief or simple “yes” or “no” answers. Many gracious thanks to Mei, Brooke, Whittany, Megan, Morgan, Candace, Joni, James, Mindy and Anessa. I have been at many hospitals with my son throughout the years, and I can say with certainty that TMH has the most friendly and devoted staff that I have been around. I offer my support to this hospital, as I know that they care. This community is fortunate to have TMH.