Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Colossians 2:6,7

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Over the past few weeks there has been the threat of a nurses strike here in MN. Having a Homecare nurse that comes weekly to monitor the baby and administer a progesterone injection on top of almost weekly trips to the Maternal Assessment Center, I have come to appreciate what these nurses do for us.

A friend of mine delivered her baby at 29 weeks and her precious daughter was in the same NICU that my baby will be in if we don't make it another 5-6 weeks. Babies there were be transferred out - many to other states - in preparation for the strike.

Last Thursday I was admitted to the hospital after 13 hours of contractions of three minutes. The first shot of Terbutalene only stopped the contractions for about an hour. When it wore off, the contractions returned. The nurse was wearing an "I Will Strike" button. It was July 1 and the strike was set for July 6.

As I was there it really hit me - having nurses familiar with you and the hospital they are in is not something to be taken lightly. They knew the doctors, they remembered me, they knew what has worked for me in the past. Having substitute nurses (and fewer of them) would not be the same.

While I was at the hospital Thursday evening the hospitals accepted the unions proposal and the threat of a strike was over. It was so neat to be there - to hear the cheer go up from the nurses station when the announcement had been made.

These nurses work hard and really do care about their patients. For so long I have just taken it for granted that the Homecare nurse will just show up at my door on Monday, or that if I go to the hospital the people I have come to know and trust will be there to take care of me.

I am so thankful for the wonderful nurses here in MN and that the strike was avoided.

Check out Spiritually Unequal Marriage for more Thankful Thursday posts.


  1. i was blessed with some wonderful nurses while i received my blood treatments (iron infusions) - i know exactly what you mean!

  2. Those who serve others, especially in the medical field, are wonderful! I pray that the next 5-6 weeks go well for you and your baby.

    Living for Him, Joan

  3. I have a good friend who is a nurse and yes, they are worth jewels. Praying for you and your unborn child - that you will be able to carry (he or she)to full term.


  4. Amen, nurses are true blessings. Praying for you, and your precious unborn baby.

  5. That is a great blessing! So glad that you will not have to be concerned with that in the coming weeks...

    Praying for you and your little one....

  6. God bless all the nurses in the world!! They are indeed great blessings :)

  7. Often times we take for granted important things. We only notice them if are gone already. God Bless the nurses, you and your baby.


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