I arrived at your hospital on July 9th at 6 am. A dead man walking. After making it to the ER I had the pleasure of being greeted by Miss Billy Jean, who was there to offer me assistance. She helped me to the bathroom and offered to help me when I soiled my clothing.
Soon she told me that I was going to need emergency surgery. I thought surgery, this can't be for me, I'm here for severe diarrhea. I then met the man that would save my life, Dr. Popovich. He said I had Intussusception of the bowel.
At 6 pm I was sent to surgery, to awake later in the ICU/CCU. When I woke up I had the pleasure of meeting the most amazing hospital staff, Domingo; I call him The Saint.
This was my first surgery and first time taking morphine. I was in pain and full of morphine and I thought I was losing my mind. Domingo was very caring and patient with me. He stayed so calm, and in control. Days & nights ran together.
In addition, Evelyn, Dalia, Cindy, Eloisa, Ashley, Kara, and Connie, provided me with excellent care and made me feel like family. They all have excellent bedside manner and were always there immediately when I needed assistance.
I just had my drain tube removed, when I started having pressure in my stomach. Cindy said she needed to put it back in. I said, “are you crazy?”. Less than an hour later she put the tube back in, and I started losing pressure in my stomach.
Eloisa washed my hair, with a new shower shampoo cap, it was amazing. She was very quiet but very focused on her work. She was the best wound care cleaner I've had.
I’m so happy to have been able to witness this care first hand.