A nurse in Georgia recently shared one of the poems she wrote herself. The poem is so touching that it went viral across the globe with over 12,000 likes and has been shared for about 17,000 times, on Facebook.
The nurse behind the poem, Amy Queen has been working as an RN since the year 2010. Amy has worked in various sub-sectors of healthcare, but her specialty is in critical care, both ICU and ER, she always motions that ER department is her favorite. Amy received her BSN in 2015, followed by her MSN with a specialty in Adult and Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2018.
She currently works as an Intensivist in two ICUs, Medical and Surgical ICU at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton, Georgia. She explained that the reason she became a nurse was because of a horrific car accident in which her parents got almost killed, including herself, in 1994. Her father spent 96 days in Trauma ICU and Rehab before returning home and suffered from strokes and seizures for the next eight years, but managed to never complain and walked her down the aisle and always worried more about the widows at church than himself.
Amy added that in 2002, her father had a massive stroke that took his ability to speak due to which he suffered for more than 6 months, and later died 18 days after he was discharged from the hospital. She said that because of what happened to her father, she chose to be a nurse, in order to give back the people who helped her family on the day of the accident, a memory filled with broken glasses and blood. The paramedics, police, fire, nurses, and doctors and all the others involved in saving her family is why she press on every day. She named her recent poem, 'The empty bed",