Nurse Cheri Noel
Helping Patients Breathe Easily
Cheri Noel is one of the many nurses that sees my princess at a local healthcare facility. She has been a nurse for 15 years and has been working with my princess for about two years.
Cheri says the best thing about being a nurse is being able to take care of patients. She said she always wanted to be a nurse. When Cheri was younger, she said she enjoyed taking care of her grandmother. Caring for her grandmother greatly influenced her decision to become a nurse. Cheri’s mom, Gail Noel, said Cheri always wanted to help others. Gail said, “It was no surprise that she became a nurse. Cheri is a kind, caring person and I am extremely proud to say ‘My daughter is a nurse!’.”
An Angel Sent from Heaven
Cheri sees patients every day who suffer with asthma. She said asthma is a chronic condition that many people suffer from. It is usually a long-term condition. People who suffer from asthma have difficulty breathing. The airway becomes inflamed causing wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. Many people experience these symptoms because of some type of trigger that irritates the lungs, such as dust and smoke.
When Cheri sees my princess, her focus is to get her breathing back to normal. She does this by checking her oxygen levels. Cheri administers breathing treatments and different medicines to get my princess’ oxygen level back to normal. Cheri said, “It breaks my heart to see the little darling suffer. I always try my best to get her breathing back on track to avoid hospital visits.”
Cheri said because asthma is a long-term condition, there is a lot that is unknown about asthma. She said she is unsure if my princess will ever be cured from asthma but her goal for my princess and all her other patients with asthma is to lessen the attacks so that they may be active and healthy.
When Cheri is not helping people at work, she is spending time her two sons. Her sons are also proud to have their mom as a nurse. “The best thing about having my mom as a nurse is she knows exactly what to do if we ever get sick,” one of her sons said.
Cheri, like many other nurses, help children like my daughter breathe easier every day. She does not help people for recognition, but out of the kindness of her heart. Nursing is something she enjoys doing and I am extremely grateful to have her in our life.