A 5-year-old boy wakes up alone and scared after his operation and the nurse hugs him like a son

by Shirley Marie Bradby

September 15, 2019

A 5-year-old boy wakes up alone and scared after his operation and the nurse hugs him like a son

Hospitals are not really the most comfortable places in the world and, generally, we are all more or less frightened by the idea of ​​spending time in a hospital.

Especially if it is for a surgical operation, with total anesthesia, then is even more normal to feel scared. But if even adults are terrified of this, just think about how a child could feel about such an event!

At the UPMC Susquehanna Medical Center in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (USA), a nurse showed all her compassion and kindness to a child who had just woken up after an operation.

via Facebook / UPMC Susquehanna


When Slade Thompson of Renovo woke up from tonsil surgery, all he wanted was to be snuggled and cared for. Not thinking...

Pubblicato da UPMC Susquehanna su Martedì 7 maggio 2019

Slade Thompson, a 5-year-old boy, had no choice but to undergo surgery due to a problem with his way of walking.

Layla Thompson, his mother, narrated how the child had been subjected to a lot of stress for a whole year, due to the frequent medical visits in which the doctors were never able to explain why Slade walked on his toes.

But in addition to this medical intervention, Slade also had to undergo another surgical operation, of another nature, this time regarding his tonsils and adenoids. Once he awoke from anesthesia, Slade only wanted his mother's affection, but there was no one waiting for him immediately after the operation. Almost.

It is known that children do not react well at all to anesthesia and Slade was very confused and frightened when he woke up only two steps from the operating room.

Fortunately, Nurse Annie Hager was there at that time taking care of him and she reassured the little boy by telling him that his mother was not there at the moment but that he would see her again soon. 


In response, Slade asked Annie for a hug - he obviously wanted and needed some physical comfort. The nurse accepted without hesitation and when the baby's mother arrived, she couldn't help but immortalize that moment with a photo.

Seeing how the nurse was taking care of her son made Layla very happy and she also felt lucky: "In the end, you just want someone to treat your child the way you would treat them yourself."

The nurse was not even supposed to be on duty at that time, as it was her day off, but since the hospital was understaffed, Annie had been called back on duty. And that turned out to be a very fortunate coincidence for the little boy who now considers "Miss Annie" to be his best friend!