Play Ground | Primary Children's Hospital Blog

Child with Cancerby Sara Judd, RN BSN
Pediatric Oncology Nurse

As my fellow pediatric oncology nurses and techs would agree, it is difficult to put into words what it is like to work on the Cancer, Blood and Marrow Unit at Primary Children’s Hospital. The emotions can range from despair to victory, but in the end it is always rewarding to be able to care for our heroes.

We feel honored when a child makes us a card or looks up at us at the end of the day to say, “I hope you are my nurse again tomorrow.” We feel heartache when a patient has relapsed, and know too well the look of fear and exhaustion on the parent’s face. We feel hope when we sing the “Happy Last Chemo” song, and share tears of joy with the families as their child rings the end of treatment bell. We feel grateful…

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