Hey everyone, I just had to do a little venting. I have been working alot lately and have not had much time to get online with work, school, kids, and a husband.
I was asked to work first shift and third shift yesterday (friday July 18) well I said yes. When I was at work I kept telling a co workers that I feel funny. I said that I felt like someone was watching me and walking in the halls (I work in LTC, We have 4 halls). Well I was making my second dry round (I am a CNA) and when I got to this one lady she said "Hunny your shirt is so pretty" I said "Thank you" then she said that I was hurting her and I said honey it's almost over. I did not think of her saying that it was hurting because she always says that. If you brush her hair she would say it hurt. Well I walked out and went to change two more people, then me and my co worker went outside to do out paper work and another CNA came running and said Ms. Brown (not her name) is dead. I said "WHAT"
and she said "LINDA BROWN IS DEAD"
I went running inside and sure enough she was dead. I was shocked because we had just talked and she seemed fine, nothing was out of the ordinary.
I am happy that I did not find her and that it was the nurse. The nurse was doing blood sugars and went in 10 minutes after I walked out. What would you all think it could have been?
She had feel and broke her leg a week before and had a bruise on her neck. It was getting better, but I think it was a blood clot. I know we will never know.
This was my first death. It was the first that someone died on my shift and the first that I was close to. Her daughter and I cried together. I know that I will get learn how to better handle this. When I came home after working 16 hours in one day all that I could get was 2 hours of sleep. What was everyone's first experience and how did you learn to deal with it?
Thanks for reading and helping.