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All In A Days Work

 

November 23, 2018



It was my first night caring for an elderly patient. When he grew sleepy, I wheeled his chair as close to the bed as possible and, using the techniques I’d learned in school, grasped him in a bear hug to lift him onto the bed. But I couldn’t clear the top of the mattress. So, I grabbed him again, summoned all my might, and hoisted him onto the bed. When the night shift nurse arrived, I recounted what had happened.

“Funny,” she said, looking puzzled. “Usually I just ask him to get in bed, and he does.”

-Erin Dockery

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