A patient in pain

I was in hospital and it was the day before I was to be discharged.

I was in a semi-private room with a lady who was about 40 years old and this lady was in a great deal of pain. I pushed the button to get help for her but no one came so I went down to the nurse’s station to get help for this lady and only one nurse was at the desk and no other nurses were around. 

Thankfully the nurse at the desk followed me back down the hall to help this lady. I find the lack of adequate staffing absolutely unacceptable. The poor lady didn’t want her two kids to see her, as it would be too upsetting for them to see her in such pain.

I know she had a very serious illness and I wondered if this poor lady would make it out of the hospital alive.