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I Saw This and it Really Touched My Heart: I Remember Her…


It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80′s arrived at the hospital to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. The nurse took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80′s arrived at the hospital to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. The nurse took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor’s appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health.

He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer’s Disease. As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late.He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.

I was surprised, and asked him, ‘And you still go every morning, even though she doesn’t know who you are?’

He smiled As he patted my hand and said,‘She doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.’

I saw this on someone’s blog and was so touched. I contacted the writer on that blog to ask permission to repost this post and got a positive response. I just wanted to share this short but very beautiful story with you. We should all be so lucky to be loved like this woman.

http://camilalsantos.wordpress.com

Thank you Camila!

2 responses

  1. shianwrites

    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 2, 2012 at 20:09

    • Hej Shianwrite !
      It just moved me to tears. To be loved like this…. We should all be so lucky !

      October 2, 2012 at 22:20

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