My mother always wanted to be a nurse and her dream influenced me to go to nursing school.

Positive feedback from my coworkers and heartfelt gratitude from patients and their family make me very happy to be a nurse. Also, I think it is so rewarding to take care of the sickest patients in the unit and help them recover.

I took care of a female patient who had postoperative complications after a simple valve replacement. She was bleeding to death and was acidotic. I worked hard, transfusing 34 bags of blood in 6 hours, until the surgeon decided to bring her back to the operating room. The next night, this patient had disseminated intravascular coagulation and I had to transfuse another 24 bags overnight. The complications continued for days and weeks, and so did the nursing care. The patient’s family asked me to take care of her every time...

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