My first duty as a Private Nurse
It's currently 2:30 pm and I am trying my very best to sleep because later, at 7 pm, I'll be having my very first duty as a private nurse here in the Philippines. I know some of you might be wondering why I decided to try this new career path, given the fact that I already worked abroad. Well, frankly, I don't know if I would like to go back to the middle east, I'd rather stay here in my hometown with my family rather than working outside of the country again.
A little background: It has been almost 6 months since I stopped working and when I started to think of applying to hospitals here, a friend of mine told me that an organization for private duty nurses were looking for available nurses, so my friends and I decided to try it. There were three of us, and we were called last Saturday for an observation duty. After a couple of days we just received a text message for our first duty schedule, which is today. Weee!
August 31, 2016
I am supposed to be back this evening for my shift, but unfortunately the patient expired in the afternoon. :( When I left, his BP was already 50/40 and his HR went up to 170 bpm. He is in a DNR status and the family is fully aware of his worsening condition. I prayed for him silently while I was caring for him. He was still young, a 47 year old businessman with no wife or children. As cliche sounding as it may be, I realized that life is really too short. I am grateful for this opportunity to learn and to appreciate the life that God has given me.
Friends, only God holds our future. Some of us are so preoccupied with studies, work, relationships and all, that we forget to give our time to Him.
Luke 12:20 "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'
This verse shows that our soul is more important than the things here on earth, all your worldly possessions will not earn you a place in heaven. God loves you and He has given you salvation for free, you just need to accept Him as your personal Lord and Saviour.
If you are reading this at this moment, before you do anything, examine your life. When was the last time you read the Bible? When did you last prayed and talked to God?
You are loved by an amazing God. Give time for him.
God bless you!