What I Learned About Love As A Pediatric Nurse

October 28, 2014 4:16 PM

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What I Learned About Love As A Pediatric Nurse

The rooms in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit form a horseshoe around the desk where the nurses sit (as if there were time for that sort of thing).

From our perch, we take in the sounds and smells of the patients around us. We don’t hear the infectious laughter or wailing cries of once active toddlers, but instead soft lulls of assisted breathing and the mechanical chirps of cardiac monitors and other machines. Amid the cords and beeps are hudd...

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