Yesterday, I saw this
at a hospital where I receive good care.
After I took that photo, I saw a doctor new to me who took care to
- order blood cultures to rule out endocarditis as the reason for the fevers I’ve been running,
- call the garage where I had parked my car because I had carelessly left my wallet at home,
- tell me that she would have hospitalized anybody else with my medical history, but she trusted I would take care to return if my symptoms got worse, and
- inform the doctors on call over the weekend about my situation, so they could contribute to my care.
I took care to email my caring and careful cardiologist, Dr. Salem, about my running a fever and getting tested for endocarditis. Even though he’s on vacation and away from the hospital for a couple of weeks, Dr. Salem cared enough to quickly send me this reply:
It’s amazing how a one-word email can communicate care.
After I got home, I took care to get lots of sleep and keep track of my fevers. A nurse from the hospital cared to call and inform me that one preliminary result looked encouraging. We particularly care about the results from the blood cultures, which will probably come through today.
Here are the other photos I cared to take yesterday:
Would you care to say which photo best represents “Care” to you?
If you care, here‘s a song I cared to perform at work on Thursday about our new caring service called “Quick Response,” available four days each week.
Thanks for caring!