A Father's Tears - page 5

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   twister431
    That was an awesome story and just reinforces the love all good nurses have to give to their patients. When you get a lesson back out of it it is better then getting paid.
  2. by   jewels24
    Thank you for sharing this amazing story.. God is watching over us all, and especially in this situation, people tend to forget that we are human and we all have a heart somewhere! Indeed these parents were touched by an angel.:heartbeat
  3. by   mummy24
    ohhhh i rarely get on this site and this is the second article ive read with tears rolling down my face - ive been there a few times personally same as A and this story is sooooo sad but beautiful at the same time.

    im a student nurse in the uk and i think the NHS here would find it hard to find many of their staff that seem so genuinely caring and emotionally affected by the people they care for like you nurses in america. doesnt say much about the care over here mind you - but any one who can share a story like that deserves the title of being an angel

    i believe we go onto a better place and believe that little boy is smiling down at you for giving him and his parents the care you did
  4. by   targen
    now..who would say that boys don't cry?you surely proved them wrong!!!..i got goose bumps when i read this..touching..thanks for sharing.
  5. by   Over-the-hill-Nurse
    I was reviewing different posts that I had responded to and this one in particular touched my heart the first time and again the second time. Since this post, I experienced the loss of my granddaughter who was 7 months old. The down side is that both my daughter and her husband were terribly hurt by the loss and have since split up. It is sad that anyone has to experience the loss of a baby. Your story still to this day touches my heart in more ways than you know. Thank you again for sharing it. God Bless You.
  6. by   chenoaspirit
    Im speechless. Reading your story makes my heart ache. Thank you so much for sharing. I just cant put it into words how this story effects me. It hit so close to home.
  7. by   TuTonka
    Elvish that was so beautifully told ....High honors for reminding all of us that both parents suffer with a loss.

  8. by   Ike Arumba
    Just expressing my thanks for being able to read this article. It truly touched me.
  9. by   LuvofNursing
    As a new OB nurse, I thank you for bringing this to my attention before I encounter it. It was beautifully written.

    I thank you (and that beautiful baby boy) for a lesson well learned.
  10. by   OrlyRose1992
    Wow. How touching. I don't know what it is like to lose a child, let alone have a child. This can teach a lot of how people act in situations. Although the father was described as "macho" he is still a human being with human emotions. I know people that have lost children and I reach out to all people who have lost children, or any loved ones!! I will take this story to heart because when I get my RN license I don't want to forget that patients have emotions and aren't just the diseases they have or their hospital ID number!!
  11. by   GitanoRN
    unquestionably, this is one of the most touching heartfelt article of human emotions that i have ever read. needless to say, as a single father i would be totally devastated if i lose one of my children...thank you for sharing this unforgettable story... aloha~
  12. by   Pinkmegan
    A beautiful, moving story, so well told. When our daughter died my husband was so numb with grief that he could not even shed a tear. In my own grief I felt his pain as he is an emotional person who can cry at sad TV shows, films etc. Others might have found him hard and uncaring but, knowing him as I did, after 10 yrs of marriage, most of which had been spent trying for a baby, I knew his grief was way off the scale for any show of any emotions.
    This happened in 1984. Our baby was 14 months old. She had an ASD, VSD & pulmonary hypertension. She needed a heart & lung transplant but, back then, they were in their infancy so not available for her. They operated to try to close the defects but the pressure from her lungs was too great. I can't say that she died peacefully as she was in the midst of a resuscitation attempt which involved her wound being torn open to allow direct heart massage. I asked them to stop but was told they could not. Had she lived she would have had, at the most, a few years of poor quality of life with severe breathing problems. I'm happy that she was spared that. She was our only child and still is.
  13. by   GitanoRN
    Quote from pinkmegan
    she was our only child and still is.
    may you both be blessed with healthy children in the near future as i keep you my prayers... aloha~