Congratulations to DAISY Award winner
Bryce is an RN on the 2nd floor (Hematology/Oncology).
"Noah was to go home around 3:20pm, but went into total panic mode
when he realized the needle in his port was coming out. We do this every
week but he still has not gotten used to this. This time he got himself
so worked up he was not only screaming and crying, but turning red, warm,
blotchy, and gagging. We had to wait about 45 minutes to calm him down.
When the two nurses came in, he told nurse Mindy he hated her because
she was going to hurt him and continued to cry even though Mr. Bryce was
in there to help. Noah adores Bryce, but just had himself too worked up
to calm down. We took the butterfly off his chest and
as Bryce was leaving Noah cried out, “Mr. Bryce, I love you,”
in which Bryce told him he loved him too.
Bryce was our other nurse we had during those first 8 days of being diagnosed.
He was my textbook and Noah’s punching bag. He explained the physiology
of anything and everything coming our way and showed me how to calculate
Noah’s ANC. He explained the port and different chemos to me and
dealt with our first fever that week. Baby Hulk would yell, scream, and
try and throw Bryce out of the room soon as Bryce walked in. Bryce never
got annoyed and just kept trying to connect with Noah. Needless to say,
it worked because Noah just lights up around Bryce. He too, should be
assigned all the newly diagnosed patients.
He can handle all the chaos and emotions that come along with being a newly
Nominated by anonymous
The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international
recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate
care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by
the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the
auto-immune disease ITP in 1999.
NOMINATE A DESERVING NURSE
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