Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Last rites

There are many different consulting services to call when you're on duty in the hospital, but when you call the chaplain consult pager it's not usually going to mean a good outcome for your patient.

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At March 4, 2009 at 7:08 AM , Blogger Little Sister said...

Ben-when Rex was in the NICU for 100 days, there was a Catholic Chaplain named Joan...even though I was not Catholic, she and I really bonded and she was such an incredible comfort to me in good and bad times. She had a very heavy Minnesota accent which amused me to no end. Thanks for the memory flash.

 
At March 4, 2009 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Madame Leiderhosen said...

Oh, I don't know, Honey. We all leave the party sometime. It might be nice to have another person, even a stranger, on hand when we do depart.

If we all go, wouldn't you want someone on hand to help your family and friends out? How lucky to have people trained comforting family on call.

 
At March 4, 2009 at 10:02 PM , Blogger Ben-Bob said...

Oh, don't get me wrong -- I really appreciate the chaplains. I just meant that most other consults are called when there's still hope for life, whereas the chaplain gets called when death is imminent.

 
At March 9, 2009 at 8:08 PM , Blogger Little Sister said...

Mmmm...or maybe we need the spiritual intellect all the time...whether is is the end or not.

 

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