ok, i've done my part.
the defense atty hated me.
whenever he said "objection" i would continue to talk over him so i could get in some vital facts.
the judge kind of warned me to stop when a lawyer says "objection".
i just told her that the defense atty had a soft voice (which he did) and i didn't hear him.
every time the nurse's atty asked me something, the defense atty would object and the judge sustained the objection.
so i took advantage of one question where i got all the pertinent info in and the judge told the jury to strike what i said.
i was only naughty twice.
the prosecuting atty winked at me and then at the end he shook our hands (i was w/2 other witnesses who work there), thanked us and jokingly asked me if i was this difficult to handle at home. i think he was joking.
i'm wiped, got very little sleep last noc....we'll talk later.
i just wanted to ensure that this nurse, who has lost her livelihood, to get what is due her. so even if it was struck from the records, the jury still heard it.
and her dtrs both came to me at the end, crying and thanking me for putting my neck on the line to defend their mom. it was extremely horrific to witness, i'll tell you that. i had nocmares for months after. glad it's over.
time for coffee.
thanks for everyone's support.