A Father's Tears - page 2

I received his mother, AA, to a room on our floor shortly after midnight one night. She had presented to ER at 15+ weeks gestation with ruptured membranes and intermittent vaginal bleeding; the OB... Read More

  1. by   XB9S
    Thank you for sharing this with us. I am in awe of the job you do, working with such tiny people knowing that there will at some stage be a devistating and heartbreaking loss, you do it with such compassion and professionalism it is a testament to the wonderful nurse you are.
  2. by   rn-jane
    This was so beautifully written and touched my heart in a way I can't describe. Thank you for the story and thank you for being the nurse you are.
  3. by   danissa
    Elvish, honey, you take my breath away.
    This story is heart tearing, so sad, yet you have to stand up and see how important you were in the midst of this family and their intense grief.

    Anyone in their position would be lucky to have you as their nurse,......even if this story of human hurt has me in tears as I type, it's soo sad.

    Keep being just you babe, you do it so well.......:heartbeat
  4. by   SweetNona
    Thank you so much for sharing, Elvish! Your story truly touched my heart, I have tears while reading it.
  5. by   pattylpn54
    What a wonderfully moving, touching story and excellent learning experience you've been so kind to share with us. Thank you.
  6. by   Bugaloo
    Beautiful story!
  7. by   Babs0512
    Very moving. I believe the fathers are often the forgotten ones - a well written reminder to us all. Thank you.
  8. by   bellalen
    i want to thank you for writting this story down, im a nursing student and have ambition to become a ob nurse one day, you just reminded me why I decided to go into this field, its the inspiration that we all are human and we need to be reminded of it. Thank you.
  9. by   MerryMagdalene
    Just adding my thanks for sharing.
  10. by   sunchild
    God bless their hearts. I look at my children everyday and embrace them, and after reading this story, I feel so brokenhearted. What a beautiful story! Thanx for sharing it.
  11. by   Over-the-hill-Nurse
    Sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to you and your family for your loss.

    I am so pleased that the nurse did let you have some quiet time with your baby and took picutures and all for your keepsakes. God Bless Them :heartbeat

    With Best Wishes
  12. by   bloomingdawn
    good story..... one thing that most of us forget is people shows affection personally in their way. not always to show sadness in crying. but yes, tear is good...
  13. by   Foxybuny
    This is a very touching article sometimes some nurses aren't understanding to people's feelings. Thank you for sharing this it really means a lot to me. We as nurses see a lot of sad things and most of the time nothing positive comes out of them some nurses become cold and hard but people still hurt and we as nurses need to be a bit more understanding. I'm not saying all nurses are this way but I have seen a lot that are.
    This nurse that sent this in has my total respect I know it was hard on the nurse.
    God bless all your families friends and homes