The most beautiful curls I'd ever seen - page 3

by kessadawn 28,055 Views | 61 Comments

You had two simple requests of me, a drink of water, and to go home. I had started out my shift on high note, caring for my two favorite cardiac patients, working with some of my favorite co-workers. It was going to be a good... Read More


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    Thank you for sharing this story, such a big heart you have.
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    I thank God there are people like you!
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    I'm a Homecare Nurse here in Brampton Ontario, Canada. Most nof my patients get better & are discharged but I'm alsi the Palliative Nurse as well with patient ages ranging from 8 weeks to 50's. I have 4 little ones, 8 weeks, 26 months & 13 years that won't be with us for long. They weren't the first & certainly won't be the last BUT each & every one of them is etched in my heart. I can empathize & fully understand your feelings behind your story. I think it is what makes us unique in what we do. I've been Nursing for 25 years, retire in 3 but I will never forget "my little ones".:redpinkhe
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    Last night we had a boy with multiple special needs transported to us by air ambulance after having a fall in the tub and 30 minutes of ACLS. We did everything we could for that boy, but were too late to make a difference. After he died, around 3 am, we learned that he was the same boy pictured on a poster we had hanging at our nurses' station celebrating the advances being made locally in treating severe spasticity and dystonia. It was a very sobering moment for all of us.
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    wow, how sad, jan.
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    When his extended family came into the unit after we'd cleaned him up and moved him to a private room, they looked like ghosts. The feeling of defeat rolled off them like a cloud and it broke my heart. I still have a knot in my throat when I see them in my mind.
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    Your story brought tears to my eyes. As a mother and future Peds nurse it really touched my heart.

    Thank you for sharing.
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    thanks for such a powerful and emotional story!! thank you for being his nurse!
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    I am so touched with this story. I am not a licensed nurse yet, still working on to pass nclex but this kinda reminds me of my clinical experience in MICU when my pt was called on code. It was a chaos. My first time to see a person died in front of me.
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    Thank you.
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