I had a conversation at work today that blew my mind. I was talking to a family member of a patient, and she recounted a- the medical error- medical error that now defined this patient’s life. She was giving me comfort, as I hadn’t been able to start an IV on this young man, and she said this:
” When the doctor called me, and told me what had happened, and I ran back to the hospital, well I saw that nurse who made the mistake, I saw her and I saw her tears, and I knew that this was all in G-d’s hands. I went to her, and hugged her, and said I would pray for her. ANyone can make a mistake. Anyone. We just do the best we can.”
I was touched beyond belief. I have chills thinking of it. I don’t know if I could have shown the love and forgivness she had shown, but I hope I could have.