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Bed Number Ten

Bed Number Ten A patient s personal view of long term care Seen through the eyes of a patient totally paralyzed with Guillain Barre syndrome this moving book takes you through the psychological and physical pain of

  • Title: Bed Number Ten
  • Author: Sue Baier Mary Zimmeth Schomaker
  • ISBN: 9780849342707
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • A patient s personal view of long term care Seen through the eyes of a patient totally paralyzed with Guillain Barre syndrome, this moving book takes you through the psychological and physical pain of an eleven month hospital stay BED NUMBER TEN reads like a compelling novel, but is entirely factual You will meet The ICU staff who learned to communicate with the paralyA patient s personal view of long term care Seen through the eyes of a patient totally paralyzed with Guillain Barre syndrome, this moving book takes you through the psychological and physical pain of an eleven month hospital stay BED NUMBER TEN reads like a compelling novel, but is entirely factual You will meet The ICU staff who learned to communicate with the paralyzed woman and those who did not bother The physicians whose visits left her baffled about her own case The staff and physicians who spoke to her and others who did not recognize her presence The nurse who tucked Sue tightly under the covers, unaware that she was soaking with perspiration The nurse who took the time to feed her drop by drop, as she slowly learned how to swallow again The physical therapist who could read her eyes and spurred her on to move again as if the battle were his own In these pages, which reveal the caring, the heroism, and the insensitivity sometimes found in the health care fields, you may even meet people you know.

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    1. I could not imagine going through what Mrs. Baier went through and I wonder how she is doing now, 32 years later. I think that this book will make me a better nurse as I begin my new career. I am hopeful that the profession as a whole has improved since that time and that our caring will continue to improve for our patients and their families.

    2. as a nurse it hurt me to see how this poor women was treated by hospital staff. should be required reading for nursing students

    3. Having had Guillian-Barre Syndrome, this book was absolutely amazing. Although my recovery was much faster than Susan's, I was able to relate to a lot of the fears, hurdles and victories described in this book! It also made me feel extremely lucky to (a) have had the fabulous care I had from compassionate nurses and doctors, (b) have received awesome drugs and was knocked out for most of the time I was on the ventilator, and (c) have gotten this hideous disease in 2009 and not 1980! If not for t [...]

    4. This is one of those books you hear about as a nurse. It does not paint a pretty picture of health care. It's very tempting to refer to patients by diagnoses or conditions, but if you are in health care, and there to be of service, it is important for you and for your patient to keep humanity at the forefront. My heart did go out to the author. But not all health care providers are insensitive boobs; some of us do care and struggle to keep the human touch and recognition alive. I came away more [...]

    5. This should be required reading for any person even thinking about going into the healthcare profession. The story line is that of a woman who contracts Guillian Barre' Syndrome. If you are unfamiliar with this dreaded virus I will give you a few details. It strikes randomly, it leaves its victim paralysed but with the ability to feel pain, and it takes from one to two years to get over the symptoms. "Bed Number Ten" tells of the journey of one woman who battles the virus and the staff meant to [...]

    6. A good and insightful book about what it's like to be a patient in the ICU. As a nursing student, it was a helpful tool for me to become more sensitive to the reality of being in such an environment. A good read, but I felt that it dragged on for too long and that some things felt very redundant.

    7. Interesting story, but this woman sure did complain a lot as well. If all you can think about when you come home from being in the hospital for months and making a remarkable recovery from a devastating desease is how your African violets are growing crooked, you need to re-evaluate your values!

    8. This book is about a women named Sue Baiser(also the author) who was at home one day and started getting symptoms of a disease called guilliain-barre. This disease slower paralyzes a person from neck down. Very few recover from it. Sue has 2 kids and a husband. This book goes through how each of these people react to her getting this disease and also her feeling. At the beginning of the book she just starts to get a burning sensation in her mouth and feet and always being thirsty. By the end of [...]

    9. I read (heard) this book in 1987 when it came out on cassette, having been produced by loc/nls. It went up on the BARD website recently, so I downloaded it. I visited an old friend. I found it a bit hard going because of the medical care Baier received, so uneven. I wanted to shake her husband, Bill, who while very devoted, seemed in the beginning to be in over his head. He didn't want to make waves. You don't do that. Don't bother the doctor and don't make waves. But then I reminded myself that [...]

    10. I read this book many years ago and it was one of the best books I have ever read. It showed me what to look for if someone I love is ever in a coma. The woman talked about how awful some of the nurses would treat her, bad things that they would say and how ungentle they would treat her believing she could not feel anything. She felt pain, heard things going on around her. It was awful what she went through by some of the aides and nurses, but some were very caring and gentle to her. It is a gre [...]

    11. This is the true story of Sue Baier, housewife and mother of two who wakes up on an ordinary December morning in 1980 with tingling in her toes. Within 48 hrs. she finds herself in the ICU of her local hospital totally paralyzed except for her eyelids.This is the story of her nightmare illness and the gruelling extensive recovery from Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disease which, given the severity of each case, paralyzes muscles but leaves it's victim fully aware and able to feel pain.Excellent! Al [...]

    12. I'm a nurse and I was so upset by what the nurses did to Sue. It would never even cross my mind to be so cruel to patients. The book is about Sue Baier who was victim to Guillain-Barré syndrome and ended up in the ICU for almost a year. It left her with the inability to communicate other than with blinking her eyes. This book was such an eye opener for me. It will help me to be an even better nurse and be even more attentive to patients that cannot speak. It's the little things that you may not [...]

    13. When Sue Baier first noticed a persistent tingling in her toes, she had no idea that she’d be totally paralyzed and breathing on a respirator within just 48 hours. Struck with a rare auto-immune illness (Guillain-Barré ) that attacked her nervous system, she would spend the next four months completely dependent on hospital staff to tend to her simplest needs. Although she couldn’t move, she was fully aware, and something as simple as an itch could easily become an almost unendurable torment [...]

    14. There are very few books that I re-read What's the point if you know what's going to happen? I read this book years ago before I had kids and before quite a few more operations. It's a very easy book to read and although Sue has her religious beliefs, she doesn't force that on the reader. Most reviewers say that the health professionals should read this, and while this is true, I think all people should read it to know that you do have rights as a patient to be treated with empathy and kindness [...]

    15. This book was amazing!!!!! I am a nurse, and it really made me stop and look into my practice, judge myself on how I care for my patients, and realize that people remember when we do not think they do! I learned so much just by reading this book on the thoughts of patients and their perspective on the care that they receive. We as nurses must realize that even though we do not think our patients know what is going on, they may remember everything!

    16. As a future healthcare worker, this book most definitely touched my heart. It is about a woman who Guillain-Barre syndrome, and is stuck in a hospital bed paralyzed for 11 months. She talks about her experience with the ICU staff as well as all of the hospital staff. The long term care she receives is extremely poor and heartbreaking. This book most definitely should be required through nursing school!

    17. A really good book to understand the patient's perspective of being hospitalized. Really helps a nurse understand what a patient wants and how we need to put them first and work together with the patient. I could not put this book down. It really makes you think about putting yourself in the patients shoes.

    18. MUST READ: Anyone in the business of health care- yes you, doctor/anesthesiologist/nurse anesthetist/nurse/nurse aide/physical or occupational therapist/etc- needs to read this book. Quick and easy read that offers much needed insight into what it's like to be in that bed that we are so used to standing next to. Written a couple decades ago, but still so relevant. PLEASE read this.

    19. This was an assigned reading for me in college. Normally I loathe assigned readings, but this one kept me turning the pages. A very fast read and a great way for those in healthcare to truly understand what is going through their patients minds. In my nursing practice, I still find myself thinking back to this book.

    20. This is a bibliography by a woman who became incapacitated with Gillian barre' syndrome. Her main point of the story besides to describe the horrific experience of being unable to move or talk for nearly a year, was to describe how some healthcare professionals treated her as an object rather than a person. It was a quick read and as a nurse I found it interesting.

    21. This book should be recommended reading for anyone going into healthcare. So well written that the reader feels the pain and agony of each wrinkle in the bedsheets. Every one has the right to be treated with and it is especially more important when that person cannot speak for himself/herself.

    22. This is an amazing book! I was horrified by the treatment this patient received by the doctors and nurses and ancillary staff. I believe that every nursing student, medical student, or anyone entering the medical profession should read this book to gain insight on the treatment of patients.

    23. Awesome book about a woman with Guillain-Barre disease. A must for any medical student, also great for the layperson, a human interest story. Unlike the Butterfly and the Bell Jar, about the same disease, this woman does recover.

    24. This was an assigned reading for school. It was a fairly good book that provided some insight into a patient's experience with spending months in a hospital. For the most part, she liked her PT :)

    25. Insightful & thought-provoking. I think anyone who is in health care should read this book. It really made me reflect on my nursing & how I treat those that are in my care.

    26. A memoir of Guillain-Barre syndrome from more than 30 years ago. Essential reading for caregivers--still very relevant in today's hospital environment.

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