Kathy Kuthy submitted this letter last week.
I am writing as a way to publicly thank and acknowledge the Emergency Room Staff at Huntington Hospital, especially those on duty the night of Monday Jan. 28, 2013.
Having only experienced an ER during those rare times in life when one faces a trauma or life threatening illness, I only hesitantly went to the ER with severe flu related fever. Not only am I lucky to have made that decision but our entire community is lucky to have such dedicated, hardworking people staffing our ER round the clock.
I entered Huntington Hospital ER in tears, delirious with fever, unable to put together my thoughts and scared that I was going to actually become a flu statistic and die. I got plenty of saline IVs, ice chips, Tamiflu but mostly, I got tons of TLC. I never imagined that any hospital ER staff was so nice and gentle. They treated me as if I was their own child, mother or friend.
By Tuesday morning, after a long hard night of fever, they had me under control and could release me to convalesce at home. No tears, I had a huge smile on my face. Names slipped away with my fever, but I'll never forget the kind faces of all the people who cared me back to health. Thank you.