Struggling Nurse Tries To Be ‘Sneaky’ But Mom Snaps Photo Letting Everyone Know She Saw Her
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Sophie was just your average happy two-year-old
little girl until the day of May 18, 2017. That’s the day she became sick. Her parents, Shelby and Jonathan, thought
their toddler was only suffering from allergies. However, when Sophie started experiencing
difficulty breathing, her doctor suspected the child may have asthma. But the child’s symptoms became increasingly
severe. Sophie was scheduled to take an allergy test
a few days later, but it never happened. Because she stopped breathing one night. Shelby and Jonathan were suddenly trapped
in every parent’s worst nightmare, as they rushed to call an ambulance for their child. Minutes later they were on their way to the
hospital. I was there that the doctors confirmed the
real diagnosis, which turned out to be much worse than anyone could have imagined. Doctors found a softball-sized mass in little
sophies chest. The little girl had developed T-cell lymphoma. Cancer. Now Sophie and her parents found themselves
in the fight of their lives. To make things worst. Aggressive chemotherapy failed to keep her
cancer from spreading. The treatments also affected Sophies ability
to talk, walk, and use her hands to eat. As their little girl continued to fight for
her life, her parents spent countless hours by their daughter’s bedside. Sophie’s mom, Shelby, was almost a permanent
fixture by her daughter’s bed. Shelby’s main concern was how her daughter
was being treated. It turns out that the little girl’s weakened
body required a stem cell transplant. However, in this difficult and chaotic situation,
the mother took notice of a special nurse who did her best to go unnoticed. Nevertheless, Shelby saw everything. After taking a photo, while the nurse’s
back was turned, Shelby posted the picture to a Facebook page that she and her husband
created to document Sophie’s battle against cancer. “I See You,” Shelby Wrote As She Revealed
Everything She Witnessed During Her Daughter’s Care. The Mother Continues:
“I See You. I Sit On This Couch All Day Long And, I See
You. You Try So Hard To Be Unnoticed By Me And
My Child. I See Your Face Drop A Little When She Sees
You And Cries. You Try So Many Ways To Ease Her Fears And
Win Her Over. I See You Hesitate To Stick Her Or Pull Bandaids
Off. You Say ‘No Owies’ And ‘I’m Sorry’
More Times In One Day Than Most People Say ‘Thank You’.. I See All Of Those Rubber Bracelets On Your
Arms And Wrapped Around Your Stethoscope, Each One For A Child That You’ve Cared For
And Loved. I See You Stroke Her Little Bald Head And
Tuck Her Covers Around Her Tightly. I See You Holding The Crying Mom That Got
Bad News. I See You Trying To Chart On The Computer
While Holding The Baby Whose Mom Can’t-Or Won’t Be At The Hospital With Her. You Put Aside What’s Happening In Your Life
For 12 Hours Straight To Care For Very Sick And Something’s Dying Children. You Go Into Each Room With A Smile No Matter
What’s Happening In There. You See Sophie’s Name On The Schedule And
Come To Check On Us Even When She Isn’t Your Patient. You Call The Doctor, Blood Bank, And Pharmacy
As Many Times As Necessary To Get My Child What She Needs In A Timely Manner. You Check On Me As Often As You Check On Her. You Sit And Listen To Me Ramble For 10 Minutes
Even Though Your Phone Is Buzzing And Your To Do List Is A Mile Long. I See You. We All See You. No Amount Of Snack Baskets Or Cards Can Fully
Express How Appreciated You Are. You Are Jesus To Us Every Single Day. Our Children Wouldn’t Get What They Need
Without You. Moms Like Me Wouldn’t Feel Sane Or Heard
Without You. You Save Our Babies And We Couldn’t Do This
Without You.” Shelby’s lovely heartfelt message not only
touched the nurses of whom she dedicated the post but also other parents who shared similar
experiences and believed that nurses were the backbone of the hospital. A nurse’s job is unimaginably difficult
as they live through some of the worst times of any parent’s life, day after day. Tragically, Sophie never had a chance to grow
old and say “thank you” to all the nurses who showed her such care and compassion during
her fight for life. The child’s tiny body could no longer endure
the treatments and aggressive cancer. On December 22, 2017, Sophie once again relapsed
and her family made the gut-wrenching decision to not put their daughter through any more
treatment. After 13 days of cuddling, singing, reading,
watching movies and loving their little girl, parents Shelby and Jonathan said goodbye to
Sophie as she passed away in their arms on January 4, 2018. ”My Goal Through This Entire Process Has
Been To Be Transparent And Honest And Shine Light On What Really Goes On During A


100 thoughts on “Struggling Nurse Tries To Be ‘Sneaky’ But Mom Snaps Photo Letting Everyone Know She Saw Her

  1. Shelby and Jonthan, May God give you Peace and Comfort you. May He give you grace to embrace each day with Joy and strength.

  2. This is wonderful! Thank you for the gratitude for nurses. I’m SO sorry for the loss of Sophie. As a nurse myself, I can only imagine the feelings of loss you all experienced, including but not limited to, the nurses.

  3. Who else looked at the title and thought that the nurse was going to stop her breathing helping or something and kill the child so she wouldn’t have to deal with it. That’s what the title and the thumbnail implyed 😂

  4. I just watched this video and to be honest I really didn't know what to expected 😒 and after I thought well it was the sweetest video I have seen but unfortunately had a sad ending and yes I agree the nurses do work very hard and can be caring and patient 👩‍⚕️😊💞hats off to all those one that always go that extra step for people that aren't well and there family thank you for sharing I appreciate it 😊t c and I hope that you all have a wonderful day🌤🌈🕊🦋🍃🌸🍃🌼🍃🌸🍃🌼 God bless 🌤😇🌈🕊 from me here in Ontario 🇨🇦☮☯️🙋‍♀️

  5. Take this from someone who always in the hospital the nurse do everything and the doctors are so mean to them i loved my nurses more than my doctors

  6. we had one of those in Duluth. and she just buried her own not to long before we met her. and she was so caring. I loved when we had her as our nurse. now we go to the cities and they are great there to. but I will never ever forget her.

  7. it's September 2 2019 and I don't understand how people that struggle are happier than the people who have anything they could ever ask for xoxo skylyn

  8. Good grief, she wasn't even my daughter and her mothers words ripped the heart out of my chest. Bless you, mom and Shelby is waiting to welcome you to paradise.

  9. What a beautiful thank you to all those caregivers who give of themselves to help others. Thanks for your story! God bless you!

  10. I've spent half my life in hospital since I was 12. I'm 41 now and terminally ill with many complications. It is very obvious that the nurses do the hard work and are often treated poorly by the doctors and certain patients. I see what you do as well and I thank all my nurses for being so caring towards me. The world is full of special people and I trust that good will always come out better off than the bad.

  11. OMG what a beautiful baby!!!! Thank God for those brave enough to endure such loss everyday and still smile. To me people like that should be who gets paid more and acknowledged more. They are literally angels.

  12. My heart broke for this video but I want to say the mom was amazing to thank the nurse as well my prayers are with the family and all the children that earned there wings to go to heaven !! Looking down on there loving family’s ! God bless

  13. Awwww angel your resting your head now . No more crying and pain . Just be happy and and watch over your family . They miss you down here. They will never forget their little bundle of joy from the first time they held you to the last . You should have gone . It wasn't your time , I love you sophie RIP . They will meet you again . Prayers for your family. I love youuu

  14. I Love how beautifully this person has put into words how Important nurses are. I know this 1st hand, cause we lost our 1st born baby girl, Austyn. She had Down Syndrome & a hole in her heart, along with other issues . She was admitted to the hospital at 3wks old, & we were there for 6 1/2mths b4 she past at 7mths & 1day old. Everyone at the hospital were Amazing, but the nurses were in every way the Backbone, they took such great care of her, & even me. I couldn't imagine having to see or go thru what they do everyday! I don't know how they do it, but it takes a special person to be a nurse. I don't think I would have been able to get thru those days without those nurses & even the Nursing Assistants were Amazing & we became friends. Some of the nurses, N.A's & doctors even came to her service. If it wasn't for all of them, we wouldn't have had our Angel Austyn for as long as we did, so THANK YOU!! & Thank you to Nurses everywhere!!!

  15. I thought that this was going to be a negative post due to the title of the post but it's a tear jerker. Nurses are the backbone of the hospital.

  16. RIP little girl fly high little precious angel mommy and daddy will never forget you that nurse should get a raise fly high

  17. This is a beautiful story. Nurses are awesome. My heart hurt so sorry you lost your baby I can’t imagine this pain. I can’t imagine her pain while she was here. I send so muck love and peace to your family. 😭🥺💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛

  18. God bless little sophie this made me cry and I have a little girl her age that's healthy and smart. God bless her parents I can't imagine what they went through. She's with God now. R.I.P little sophie I will never forget you .

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