Thursday, December 24, 2009

Discharge Day....

Work is usually pretty quite this time of year.... usually.

In the past three days, we've added 19 patients to my census. Suffice it to say, it's been a little busy!

Wednesday was discharge day. For many, it was the last opportunity (until Tuesday) to move from the hospital to a less acute environment. Some were hoping to head to rehab or perhaps a skilled nursing facility. For all of those who could go, we worked like mad to get it done. A few others were fortunate enough to go home.

But many will spend the Christmas holiday with us. There will be family members and visitors coming and going all weekend, not a one of them wishing to celebrate at the trauma center.

But for all of the pain and hard work, there is also some joy. Some will embrace it, others will lean toward "victim", but it is there none the less.

May I embrace it. May those around me realize that they can too.

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