Monday, August 12, 2013

I Hate My Job...

I have a Per Diem job as a Hospital Sitter for an organization here in Texas.  What does a Hospital Sitter do?  Well I am glad you asked.  What a Hospital Sitter does is provide services to children in the custody of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) who are hospitalized and do not have family or staff to be with them in the hospital.  A hospital sitter is with the child to provide them with company and reassurance but also to document the care and treatment he/she is receiving and to share that information as a liaison between the medical staff and DFPS and/or Pathways staff.  We DO NOT perform any medical or nursing care services as a Hospital Sitter. 
The children who need this care are either under CPS watch or are in the foster care system.  I have operated in this capacity for almost 2 years and have seen some very disturbing and devastating things.  I am at a loss for words on how someone can do to these children what I have seen done.  I have seen children needing brain surgery, open-heart surgery, as well as children in full body casts.  One baby had her brain so damaged that the doctors said she will never regain full function or development… she is only 2 years old.
If you are tired, angry, frustrated, at the end of your rope, STOP, STEP AWAY, and consider your actions BEFORE you do something that cannot be undone!

Psalm 127:3-5 (NIV)

Children are a heritage from the Lord,
    offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
    are children born in one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
    whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
    when they contend with their opponents in court.

Be careful, God will not be mocked...

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4 People Saying Something!

Sharon Brumfield 12 August, 2013 20:36

I did not realize you did this. I used to be a court appointed spokesperson for children removed by the home. Rough job...I am glad you are there to love on them.

Jackie Seaman 12 August, 2013 22:20

It is a hard job, prayer gets me through my shifts. I talk to a lot of the CASA volunteers who come through, man the things they see and hear in court... madness.


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What a heartbreaking job. I couldn't do it.

Terry Freeman 26 August, 2013 09:09

God Bless you for your job, we all really need you there for tremendous abilities, strength and patience...;)

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