Over our 7 months in ICU we had many lovely and sometimes ‘favourite’ nurses but we have dubbed one of the nursing assistants at the Mater PICU Jasper’s ‘fairy god mother’. From the first day Tina took a special shining to Jasper. She would come in early to her shift to give him cuddles & have a play and would make sure that any special tapes, masks, etc were never far away & we always had a chair for our bedspace. We knew that when we weren’t there she was ‘watching’ over him for us. We’ve kept in contact & even now she still helps us out when we have to go back to the Mater- whether it be bringing us a cuppa & hug or putting on a load of washing on for us. The beautiful thing is Jasper talks almost daily of his ‘Aunty Tina’.
January 23, 2020