Thank you to the ICU nurses

  1. 6 I am in the ICU with a terminally ill family member. I am pretty much in my own dealing with this as my family is beyond dysfunctional. The nurses here are making me feel welcome and are consoling me as things worsen. Thank you to those who are taking the extra step to help me through this.
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    About xoemmylouox

    xoemmylouox has '9' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Peds - HomeCare & Out Pt Specialties'. From 'NoWhereVille, USA'; Joined Feb '08; Posts: 2,223; Likes: 3,662.

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  4. Visit  Sun0408} profile page
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    Hugs to you during this difficult time..
  5. Visit  xoemmylouox} profile page
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    Thank you.
  6. Visit  OnlybyHisgraceRN} profile page
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    I pray your loved one pulls through. Kudos to the ICU nurses giving great care and consoling you. This is what makes me roll out of bed at 4:45am, I love being a nurse ( specifically in ICU).
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    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    I pray your loved one pulls through. Kudos to the ICU nurses giving great care and consoling you. This is what makes me roll out of bed at 4:45am, I love being a nurse ( specifically in ICU).
    Thank you as well. Unfortunately my father is not going to survive much longer.
  8. Visit  LJ85} profile page
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    God bless you and your family. My prayers go out to you. I know losing someone is beyond words...
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    Well as an update my father has just opened his eyes. He is in a semi vegetative state, but has the whole team speechless. I don't know what all this means, but I am hoping this is for the best.
  10. Visit  Nursetastic} profile page
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    I am so sorry you are going through this. All nurses need to remember that many times family is as much a priority as the patient. Like I tell all my families, please try to rest and be sure you are eating and staying hydrated.
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    Quote from Nursetastic
    I am so sorry you are going through this. All nurses need to remember that many times family is as much a priority as the patient. Like I tell all my families, please try to rest and be sure you are eating and staying hydrated.
    Thank you. His nurse kicked me out and told me to go eat something. So I'll do that. I just hope the good news continues.
  12. Visit  canoehead} profile page
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    Good luck my friend.
  13. Visit  xoemmylouox} profile page
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    Well my stubborn father has shocked us all. We go from deciding that we may have to remove life support to him now saying one word responses and moving both arms. We can't wait to see what further improvements occur. I'm just glad we are off the vent. Thank you for all of your kind words in this very difficult time.
  14. Visit  Esme12} profile page
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    I am so sorry you are going through this..... I know how hard it was with my Dad about 3 years ago.

    After a lifetime in critical care, I have come to know with confidence that......... there is only one person who knows the time line of our lives and HE's not sharing. My prayers for you and your familiy.
  15. Visit  2BRN123} profile page
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    Wishes of strength to you and your family. I lost my father 2 days ago at the age of 48, also in the ICU. I share your same sentiment of thanks to the nurses and staff. He survived 2.5 days off of life support. No blood, no fluids, no vitals being taken, just Dr. Pepper and dilaudid.

    There were also shocking "ups" and heartbreaking "downs" but the staff of the ICU always offered and provided, even the most ridiculous of comfort measures.

    Emmylou, bless you and your father. I hope that the universe can align itself to grant the both of you the strength and clarity to make it through this difficult time, just as it has for me and mine.
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