Author: Catherine

Fighting back. (Video)

Trapped inside of his own body for a decade and thought to be severely brain-damaged, Martin Pistorius was actually fully aware the entire time. His story is one marked by abuse, neglect, love, and despair. An expert on what people do when they think no one is looking, Martin has become well versed in human nature and self-determination. Martin Pistorius is the author of the New York Times best-selling book “Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body.” For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook: Born in South...

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Legos for a Child with a Hole in His Heart

Kate Ristau is a folklorist and the author of “Shadow Girl” and “Clockbreakers.”  Here, she shares the story of her son, Rowan, who was born with two holes in his heart. She speaks of the nature of true love for a child in the face of possible death. This is how the story goes: For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook: “Can I get it?” His tiny hands are outstretched, his feet firmly planted in the Target toy aisle. He is holding up another Lego set. Rowan is 6 years old, and his admiration for...

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Much needed nursing humor. (Video)

Patients are sometimes ‘funny creatures’. But the ability to laugh at the idiosyncrasies of it all makes every day worth it. One thing nurses cannot ever complain about is the lack of variety in a single day. No two days are ever the same. For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook:  Enjoy and share with colleagues. For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on...

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Doctors and nurses of Reddit, what’s the worst thing you’ve seen on the job?

  [–]Rockmuncher  Putting a NSFL tag, just in case my warning isn’t enough All right, this one is really, really bad. Like, really bad. Do not read this if you’re pregnant, your spouse is pregnant or you are trying to get pregnant. For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook: I’m an EMT, and this is my worst story: Back when I was fairly new to running emergency calls (back when I was an EMT B, and they called em EMT B’s) my partner and I got a call for a woman who was in premature...

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Inspiring! (Video)

Take a minute to be amazed by the brightness and joy of a little girl who won’t let sickness keep her down. For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook: It definitely puts things in perspective and reminds us that we need to live life to the full and embrace it all…the good and the bad. And especially the bad. For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on...

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