Over the years I have dabbled in emergency nursing.
My first code was a two year old male. The doctors and staff had performed CPR for 20+ minutes, mind you the mother was in room.
The doctors wanted to call the code but I was persistent in progressing to try and save this boys life.
The doctor granted my request. Due to the doctor allowing me to continue with ALS the boy had a rhythm after 65 more seconds of CPR.
The mother fell to her knees and then engulfed me in hugs and tears.
The last thing I remember hearing was: “Thank you nurse! You have saved my child!” The mother held her boy while holding my hand.
The thought of doing a great deed ran through my head while tears ran down my face. I am no hero but for those few minutes I was a “Mighty Nurse”.