I have two questions:
My mom was in the ICU for about 5 weeks in 2 different hospitals. She will be going into hospice care in the next few days. Some of her nurses have been amazing. What do you get for a nursing staff in this situation as, like, a thank-you gift? (Flowers cannot be sent to an ICU as far as I know. Plus, I don't think they're pragmatic.)
My maternal grandmother passed away last Sunday (yeah, you read that right) comfortably in the home she's been in for over 5 years (almost 6). I know many of her nurses very well (and they love my mom--she was always doing nice things for them). One of the nurses who I befriended stayed with my grandmother as she passed (even after she shift was over) so I could be with my mom in the ICU two hours away. I didn't request this, but she knows me and my mom well, and she knew this put my mind at ease. What can I get this nursing staff, nurses I know well and have built a 5+-year relationship with?