Deathbed visions **UPDATED** - page 3

I think one of the most amazing and awesome threads that led me to this site was the huge Deathbed visions thread from 2006 and '08. It was very intriguing hearing all these deathbed vision stories... Read More

  1. by   eagle78
    Quote from Esme12
    My next story is a personal one......

    My Grandma was 90 years old when she feel and broke her neck (odontoid fracture) while cleaning dust bunnies in the corner of her bedroom (yes she lived alone). How she didn't die right then and there I'll never know. After a few weeks in the hospital and a complicated course in the hospital with every complication imaginable......her deterioration was VERY apparent........we decided on no surgery and to bring Grammy home.

    Grams had become very confused and fragile in stature, not nature.... We set up a hospital bed in my Aunt living room and I slept her bedside 24/7 to keep her safe. Please don't think I'm crazy when I say this, but those were probably amongst the BEST times I have ever spent with her. She talked to Aunt's and Uncles, long since gone. She regularlary chewed my Grandfather a new rear end for one thing or another. She thought I was my mother and regularlary called me by her name. In the middle of the night we would have these family reunions as she removed her hard cervical collar and tapped it on the side rail and would ask incessantly....."Shirley? (tap, tap,tap) Shirley....... can I take this off??"

    It was like we were replaying her life in fast forward. One night she got me up by rapping her C-Collar....she wanted "2 of them fresh eggs...poached, a ball game and a bottle of beer". Of which I complied. As several nights go by she started talking to my Grandfather more and more (who had been gone for 30 years or so) and they made a date for dinner at the end of the week.

    The night before her "date" I woke up to hear her talking to someone on the couch. She was animated and happy but it was creepy because her answers were yes and no and thank you and I will...... When I asked her who she was talking to she scolded me to be quite and to respect my elders. She told "whomever" good bye and went to sleep and for the first time in weeks there was no family reunion at 3 am.

    The next night I woke up to my Grammy smiling and reaching out for, I assume, my Pap......she said..."I 'm ready to go home now Dad..." she closed her eyes and passed away......

    And thsoe last few weeks were the best for me....I got to know relatives long since dead...I really do believe.
    This is so beautiful, worth reading the post for. Thank you so much for sharing...
  2. by   blueheaven
    Just recently we had an elderly gentleman who was actively dying and saw an angel and his wife who had passed 20 years ago.
  3. by   blueheaven
    Reese 2012

    One of my coworkers had suffered a massive MI. Over the course of the next 2 years, she would be in the hospital frequently in our ICU. I worked nights and we would talk about everything. At times we would pray, other times I would just sit with her if we wern't too crazy busy. I was going to be off over the weekend. She told me that she wasn't going to have a funeral or put her obit in the paper and that she was going to pass soon. Thurs. morning I hugged her, told her I loved her and that I would see her on Mon. Sat. night @ 1:30am I had a "dream" that she had come over to tell me good-bye and she would see me later. I found out Monday that it was the exact time she had passed.
  4. by   walkindaislanddog
    I am not a nurse but admire and respect you. I am also new to this site. My best friend of 30 years has been fight lung cancer and was recently told that there was nothing else that could be done for her. I went to see her tonight after work for a long overdue visit. she told me that she had not said anything to anyone else but for the last 2 weeks she has been seeing and sometimes interacting children in her room, their backs are turned and they are watching tv.
    One little girl she decribed sounded very much like her as a child. I am wondering if anyone has heard of young children helping the dying to pass over?
    I found this site from searching to maybe give her an answer, I read post 1 to the last of 97. Very touching experiences.
    My mother passed at home with my brother and myself and i tell friends that are going through it, it's the last place I ever thought I would want to be and the only place i could be. I miss my mom. Thanks for any help in helping me comfort my friend, and partner in crime. God Bless you All for the work and caring you give everyday.
  5. by   TonyaM73
    It is amazing all of the things we know that we don't know. I think God gives us the comfort that we need at a time when we need it the most. If this vision is comforting to her, then that may be all there is to it. Good luck and God Bless to you and your friend. Just be there for her, talk and hug!
  6. by   Esme12
    Quote from walkindaislanddog
    I am not a nurse but admire and respect you. I am also new to this site. My best friend of 30 years has been fight lung cancer and was recently told that there was nothing else that could be done for her. I went to see her tonight after work for a long overdue visit. she told me that she had not said anything to anyone else but for the last 2 weeks she has been seeing and sometimes interacting children in her room, their backs are turned and they are watching tv.
    One little girl she decribed sounded very much like her as a child. I am wondering if anyone has heard of young children helping the dying to pass over?
    I found this site from searching to maybe give her an answer, I read post 1 to the last of 97. Very touching experiences.
    My mother passed at home with my brother and myself and i tell friends that are going through it, it's the last place I ever thought I would want to be and the only place i could be. I miss my mom. Thanks for any help in helping me comfort my friend, and partner in crime. God Bless you All for the work and caring you give everyday.
    I think we all have our own special angles that come to guide us on our next stage of life. I have had many patients speak of children in the weeks leading to their final hours. My Dad also saw children that were not relatives on several occasions and would talk to them occasionaly, although he "knew" they weren't there.....we didn't know it a the time, as we thought it was new meds they put him on, he was hospitalized coded and passed away a few weeks later. I think you just need to acknowledge what she is saying and remember children are the most innocent of souls, let her know everyone willl be OK and that you will love her forever and someday you'll once again be partners in crime. :heartbeat My prayers for you and you friend to find peace...
  7. by   monikaszew
    Hi, the Deathbed Visions thread on this forum also amazed me. I found it when my dad was dying of pancreatic cancer and had a deathbed vision in front of me TWICE the day before he died. One seemed like a good one but one was very horrible. There are many people who, if they haven't been near a dying person, have never heard of this and there are no films that I can find on the topic. Most publicity has been given to Near Death Experiences, which are much different than this. The experience of losing a loved one is the most unbearable of all things in life.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jul 16, '13 : Reason: TOS/solicitation
  8. by   Poochiewoochie
    A couple of weeks before my Mom died she told my Dad that she had seen her Dad and his parents. Three days before she died(that was the last day she was awake) she told me she was going to die and was going to h ell. I told her no, she wasn't going there.

    Makes me get sad just thinking about it.
  9. by   Philly_LPN_Girl
    Quote from Poochiewoochie
    A couple of weeks before my Mom died she told my Dad that she had seen her Dad and his parents. Three days before she died(that was the last day she was awake) she told me she was going to die and was going to h ell. I told her no, she wasn't going there.

    Makes me get sad just thinking about it.
    Oh my, I wonder what happened for your mother to think that?
  10. by   Philly_LPN_Girl
    Ive always heard of people seeing lights, God/Jesus, clouds, felt at piece, etc Ive never heard of anyone having a near death experience and seeing dark, feel not at peace, except when I was in Target one time and this guy claimed he went to hell in his near death experience
  11. by   Poochiewoochie
    Quote from DivaLaJuicy
    Oh my, I wonder what happened for your mother to think that?
    I don't know but it broke my heart to hear her say that. Especially since I knew she WAS dying. Her father was not a very nice person-he sexually abused her-so I was surprised when she said she saw him. She always said he went to h ell so maybe she thought that because she saw him it was a sign that she was going there too. On the other hand my Dad's parents were special-they treated her like their own daughter so it makes me feel a little better that she also saw them.

    My Mom had a lot of mental issues which I attribute to her upbringing. There were times when she wasn't a very nice person but not to the extent where she would go there if there is such a place(which I don't believe there is) She did though.
  12. by   nik77natural
    I recently took care of a man who was awaiting a hospice bed. He was comfort measures suffering from metastatic ca, severe anemia, and hemm bleed. He was a large, peaceful, and polite man in the days before his decline. But one day around noon his status changed. His sats dropped, mental status changed, and bp dropped. He became restless and screamed intermittently. The screams were so terrifying he would open his eyes with a look of terror. I kept comforting him, called the doctor for Ativan, and morphine. The Ativan didn't touch him. I then gave him haldol which also didn't work. My last memories of this man was of him being rolled down the hall screaming by the ambo crew to hospice. This sent chills down my spine. I just remember praying for him while cleaning his room after he left, wondering what type of torment he was experiencing and why. I can still hear his screams.
  13. by   applewhitern
    I knew one man who heard wolves howling. This guy had throat cancer, early 50's; ironically, had never smoked cigarettes, but always fussed at his wife for smoking. He wasn't my patient, just a family friend, and died at home in his own bed, with the wolves around him. Also had a patient who saw fire as she was dying. She was yelling fire over and over.

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