I just felt the need to post something good about chat since so much posted lately has not been good. We had a young woman come in the other day who had been in a skiing accident. She was complaining of neck pain. She had only seen her PCP, had an x-ray, was given meds and a soft collar. One of the regulars in chat is a nurse and has neck problems and had surgery. They spoke for over an hour. This regular chatter was quite concerned and with her encouragement, the newbie went to the ER. She had an MRI, was put in a neck to chest hard collar and was told they were concerned about a fracture. This morning she was advised to emergently see her neurosurgeon.
This newbie was so appreciative of all of our support this morning. How good it feels for all of us to be there for her. Sooooo.....all that happens in chat is not so bad. This lady is all alone and is young. I am so thrilled we were there for her.
Best to all,