Laughing, Weeping, Living

Life happens. You laugh about it or cry about it, sometimes both.

All the Doctors and Nurses

on January 26, 2014

And Nurse Practitioners and Social Workers and assorted Therapists.

Sydney knitted a beautiful prayer shawl, which we kept in Agnes' bed.

Sydney knitted a beautiful prayer shawl, which we kept in Agnes’ bed.

Agnes had a huge impact on many departments at Akron Children’s Hospital. I think there were only a couple units that had no dealings with her. On Friday as we were reflecting on Agnes’ life and preparing for her end of life, I began a list of all the people who have cared for Agnes throughout her life. I only wish I could remember everyone; there are many faces I can see in my memory, but I don’t know the names anymore. My family was so blessed by the sensitivity and concern of the PICU staff during Agnes’ final days. We are especially thankful for the nurses who spent shift after shift caring for Agnes during her final admission, particularly Eric and Kathy.

100_2019All 173 names I can remember before memory fails:

Katie, Maria, Nicole, Colleen, Lori, Kristen, Missy, Molly, Sarah, Susan, Linda, Allison, Kristi, Denise, Helena, Marlene, Denise, Hannah, Heather, Katy, Eric, John, Betsy, Matthew, Earline, Jackie, Betty, Susan, Reyhanna, Chris, Mary, Ashley, Jessica, Anna, Josh, Carrie, Laura, Kathy, Melissa, Karen, Tracey, Megan, Kristen, Vicki, Joanna, Megan, Dawn, Chelsea, Leanne, Amy, Lisa, Taryn, Elizabeth, Kari, Christian, Tara, Laurie, Ashley, Kayla, Julie, Kaylee, Chris, Nate, Rebecca, Julia, Christian, Wade, Brenda, Angela, Melissa, Zach, Jennifer, Angie, Ralph, Leah, Jennifer, Penny, Darla, Linda, Alyssa, Karli, Bridget, Amber, Lois, Christine, Amber, Cathy, Hannah, Carrieann, Amy, Karah, Melissa, Tammy, Kelly, Melissa, Joe, Beth, Melissa, Ann-Marie, Julie, Lisa, Sofya, Cathy, Tatiana, Kelly, Heather, Samantha, Joanne, Karen, Kevin, Tracey, Holly, Jenna, Caroline, Nancy, Leslie, Usha, Michael, Cathy, Dave, Mona, Mike, Emily, Jennifer, Marc, John, Tsulee, Kim, Cortney, Ryan, Chris, Urmila, Maria, Jim, Heather, Roger, Debbie, Vivek, Cassandra, Mark, Alison, Rajeev, Starla, John, Robert, Tim, Todd, John, Christine, Ted, Melissa, Gregory, Todd, Haynes, Scott, Becky, C.R., Vivek, John, Samantha, Wassim, Jaime, Elizabeth, Cooper, Jessica, Danielle, Stephen, Ibrahim, Andrew, Leslie, Patrick, Diana, Lauren…

Agnes' final footie sleeper. So perfect.

Agnes gets dressed to meet Jesus in a perfect footie sleeper.

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7 responses to “All the Doctors and Nurses

  1. dee muth from Holy Rosary church says:

    I know its hard but the angels will take good care of her, my prayers to you all 3

  2. JeneaSwainston says:

    Love you all so much! Sweet blessed Agnes is at rest and happy now.

  3. Michelle Lewis says:

    What a perfect little sleeper you put her in. Precious! xoxo

  4. Paul Hlynsky says:

    Words cannot express how saddened I am to hear this terrible news of Agnes passing. Although she is in Heaven, I can only imagine how hard this loss is on your family. May God keep your family in the palm of his hand, and provide you comfort, strength, and faith today and every day of your lives. God Bless Agnes. There is no doubt she is one of God’s Angles.

    Paul Hlynsky

  5. Carole says:

    That you remembered all those names, says a lot about the kind of person you are.

  6. All these names are persons whose lives were touched by Agnes. She has gioventù a lot to many persons during her brief life. Me included.
    Prayers for a you all

  7. judy says:

    ….and Cathy, Nadine, Tiffany, Marina…

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