I've recently become aware of a wonderful blog written by dethmama, a registered nurse who takes care of hospice patients in emergency situations between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m.
Dethmama writes: "This is the most gratifying, heart-warming, gut-wrenching and terrifying job I've ever had."
The blog is filled with no-nonsense humor, and empathy for the hospice patients. And I love, love, love the image of the hospice nurse as a comic-book superhero. I mean, if we're going to turn any profession into a superhero, is there a better one to do it with?
Dethmama is a great storyteller. Here's a link to one of my favorite entries titled "Bad Kitty and the Hospice Nurse."