Barely alive, my husband Jim, took me to Payson Regional Medical Center on Oct. 25, where they discovered I had a severe kidney infection due to a kidney stone blockage. Allergic to almost all antibiotics known to man, I received skin tests until finding one that didn’t turn my skin red.
The care I received from the staff in the emergency room to a week spent in ICU, convinced me that Payson has an A-plus hospital and definitely the best one that I ever stayed in.
When getting out of the ICU unit, they gave me a student nurse named Casandra Garner from 5:45 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 who surely will earn the title of “Nurse of the Year” in her future, just like Ofelia did this year, another caring nurse who tended to me on Sunday.
On Nov. 1 I went to Rim Country Health and Retirement Community, where I met more wonderful people who helped me get better. As I await surgery, I just had to write this letter to say “thank you” and let others in Payson know how blessed we are to have the most caring people in the medical profession I have ever met.