This week I worked 2 days and we had a very interesting, or shall I say sociopathic individual that wrecked havoc on the whole entire unit with all the staff, including many docs, nurses, managers, security guards and I was his primary nurse. We ended up calling code white - violent/aggressive patient - on him. He finally signed himself out against medical advise, but we're all much happier about it. This is a man who had grabbed a syringe from a nurse and held it to her neck, was extremely verbally abusive, calling everyone ugly, wishing your family dead, throwing feces at nurses, threatening, hate spewing from every word and action. Just generally a real pleasant chap(sarcasm noted). I actually didn't have any "incident" with him, but I think it was because he was always trying to get more Morphine out of me and mostly because I had this wall of angelic protection guarding me. Not that God would protect only me with His angels, but I definitely could sense the battle between good and real EVIL going on.
It scares me to think there are these kind of people in the world. You really come face to face with the reality of fallen humanity, the real impact of Satan in the world. Call it "personality disorder cluster B" if you want, but there is most definitely a spiritual element to it all, or maybe it is ALL spiritual. In all the chaos, I saw the need for Jesus in these women that I work with. Some of them so emotionally impacted by this man. Some of them so affected by his words. Such a felt need for the peaceful presence of the Holy Spirit. And I saw the beauty of all of these other "healers". These people who work day in and day out helping total strangers in a time of need with such care and professionalism, such love and grace. Even without the love of Jesus compelling them, they care for people. So how am I much different, when I have that love of Jesus compelling me?
So that's where I've been this week.... Now onto becoming the Mom of a teenager this weekend!