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- Jul 13, '10 by iNurseUKSlightly off-topic but striking enough to be worth repeating we recently had a patient of ours whose wife came to us crying and asking to talk to the nurse looking after her husband.
I took her into the room we have set aside for these things and she told me that she had dreamed of her husband wanting to buy a new house. He loved the house she told us and was insisting that they buy it but she hated the house.
I asked her why she hated the house in her dream and, very distressed,she cried "Nurse, it had no doors or windows. He will die"
I tried to reassure her as her husband was an active treatment chemotherapy patient with a reasonably good prognosis that we were certainly not expecting to die.
The very next night he threw a huge PE and died to the total shock of the ward.
"A house with no doors or windows"...a coffin?
- Jul 13, '10 by earthcrosserMine come from the nights where it seems like I'm doing absolutely nothing but feed after feed after feed. I'll just dream about feeding babies endlessly until I randomly wake up, see my little kitten and wonder where his NG tube is because I need to feed him.
Yeah...I don't like work dreams.
- Jul 13, '10 by ktwlpnOh-I hate waking up exhausted from a rough nite of dream-working.I usually dream that some of my co-workers are going on some strange trip together. Not too deep-that's just like every shift.....
- Jul 13, '10 by schackAfter my first IUFD that was a vaginal breech delivery. I had a recurrent nightmare that I was attending a breech delievry and the baby's head kept ripping of the body! It was very unnerving. I had the dream 2-3x a week for about a month. Haven't had it again and I am greatful.
- Jul 13, '10 by LETRNI dream about work almost every night. My latest involved walking into a code and initiating compressions, all while hollering out for help. No one shows up, and I'm in there busting ass, doing CPR. Finally I quit and come out to the hall and everyone is giggling and tells me that the patient had a pulse the entire time, and I just forgot to check. It was jacked up
Anything is better than the dreams I was having after my first pediatric code and death a few weeks ago. It took forever to wipe that out of my head.
- Jul 13, '10 by CNL2BAll interesting responses, thanks guys. Sometimes I wish I knew something about dream interpretation --- would be interesting to know what all this is about, besides the repressed anxiety that seems to be a common theme.