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They Were Angels Watching Over Us

“ As I was recovering on the third floor, the nurses were very caring, reassuring me I would be fine. ”

Dear Dr. Thomas Enloe, Dr. David Cryns, and care staff Toni Gonzales, Carmela Johnson, Maria Hunt, Denise Richard, Leah Caskey, Tina Tomh, Caroline Cadiente and Rose Kile of Central Valley General Hospital Women's Services:

I'm writing this letter to tell you all about how grateful I am for each of you. I was in labor on March 14, 2013, but unfortunately, it wasn't progressing like it should. I was told by Dr. Thomas Enloe that if by 11 p.m. I didn't progress any further, I would need to think about having a C-section.

At 11 p.m. I was still the same, so Dr. Enloe was called in to proceed with a C-section. Within a couple of minutes, I felt what I thought was my water breaking. Suddenly, I had every nurse on the floor in my room, including the nursing supervisor, who introduced herself to me.

Being a former employee of Adventist Health, I knew if the nursing supervisor was in my room and checking me as well, something was wrong. I was then rushed to the Operating Room because my uterus had ruptured. While there, the nurses and Dr. Enloe worked so fast. Before I knew it, my son was born, and nurses were already tending to him.

As I was recovering on the third floor, the nurses were very caring, reassuring me I would be fine. It was very comforting. After I was moved to the second floor, I had two nurses that took great care of me. They made sure my pain level was tolerable, and they helped me and cared for me just as well as the nurses on the third floor.

I later found out just how potentially fatal the situation could have been. Both Dr. Enloe, as well as the on-call physician Dr. Kryns, said had I not been in the hospital, it could have been fatal to both the baby and/or me.

My husband and I are so grateful for the nursing staff that took care of us. Besides being quick to respond, they were very kind and caring during the whole ordeal. If it weren't for Dr. Enloe and the nurses, we may not be here today.

My husband and I feel the nurses were our angels watching over us, so we gave them each special angel pins in appreciation.

With Great Gratitude,

Robert and Jennifer Scoles and baby Matthew of Hanford