had a bad 12 hours

  1. I just had maybe the worst twelve hour shift I have ever had. It wasn't that it was an extrememly difficult assignment. It was just how things progressed and eventually finished.

    I don't want to violate HIPPA so no details but it was one of those types that go bad really quickly. Serious condition that went to critical then to grave and finally to Terminal.


    I have lost people before and I know I will again but this was so abrupt and the family so distraught that it was wrenching.


    I guess I just wanted to get a little closure myself.

    Thanks
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Reabock
    Got to be the full moon coming on Monday, some nights just really Suck. Sorry it was so bad.
  4. by   Tweety
    Sorry you had a bad night. I'm sure you did a very good job. You're a good nurse. Take care.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Unfortunately, we have all had the shift from h***, and can't wait until it is over. Sorry that you had such a rough one.................hopefully they will be far apart for you.
  6. by   MarkHammerschmidt
    But wasn't that patient lucky that they had you there, trying so hard?
  7. by   purplemania
    Best wishes to you. I am glad you cared enough to do your best. ((((()))))
  8. by   CCU NRS
    Thank You All for your words of kindness and courtesy. I am feeling a bit better today I worked in the yard all moring and did a little communing with God which always helps.
  9. by   jnette
    Quote from CCU NRS
    Thank You All for your words of kindness and courtesy. I am feeling a bit better today I worked in the yard all morning and did a little communing with God which always helps.
    (((((HUGS)))))) my Friend.

    So sorry for the tragic turn of events, and the pain involved for ALL.

    I'm glad you were able to re energize... my favorite place to do this is in my garden where that kind of"communing" comes so natural.

    Know that your presence made a difference to all the lives you touched. Now allow your own heart to be touched and healed. :kiss
  10. by   jboysk1
    Quote from CCU NRS
    I just had maybe the worst twelve hour shift I have ever had. It wasn't that it was an extrememly difficult assignment. It was just how things progressed and eventually finished.

    I don't want to violate HIPPA so no details but it was one of those types that go bad really quickly. Serious condition that went to critical then to grave and finally to Terminal.


    I have lost people before and I know I will again but this was so abrupt and the family so distraught that it was wrenching.


    I guess I just wanted to get a little closure myself.

    Thanks
    I have had those shifts too. Be still for awhile things will be alright
  11. by   CCU NRS
    I got back on the horse today for a while did a Open Heart Recovery everything went very well and I had a good day!

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