Not a Near Death Experience: A Shared Death Experience - page 2

Like many nurses, I’ve witnessed many deaths. I’ve seen patients go suddenly, and seen some hang on, only to pass when a particular family member arrived- and even while still deeply unresponsive. ... Read More

  1. by   TriciaJ
    Quote from rn2you
    This happened to me and my brothers when my MOM passed 2 years ago. We all had different "Feelings" at 545 in the morning. My mom passed when they checked on her at 0630. I felt such an overwhelming sense of peace at 545. It's powerful.
    The same thing happened to my mom, brothers and me when my dad passed. My mom and I were dozing in the ICU waiting room; my 2 brothers were asleep in their respective homes. We all abruptly awoke just past 0300, so my brothers were awake when I called them to come.

    With our consent, life support was d/c'd about 0830 and he was pronounced 0845. But when we compared notes later, we concluded that he really went at 0300 and woke us all.
  2. by   RN-Doula
    Love the share, appreciate it. The book "The Afterlife of Billy Fingers" gave me so much more insight about how a soul feels during their passing.
  3. by   NurseBanana
    I feel sorry for your ex's WIFE. Where was she in all of this??? It's too bad for her that he married her when he was still in love with you.
  4. by   Nurse Beth
    Quote from NurseBanana
    I feel sorry for your ex's WIFE. Where was she in all of this??? It's too bad for her that he married her when he was still in love with you.
    They loved each other, and she passed seven months ago.
  5. by   RobbiRN
    During 24 years of ER nursing I've been part of many deaths, near deaths, and even a well-tested and documented actual death that reversed course an hour later. I find your experience totally believable and similar to what others have described when they came in after a patient died. I believe that time and space and matter are not the totality of reality; there is an energy or spiritual dimension that transcends these things. Your touching story is one more confirmation that not much else will matter at the the end of the trail except that we loved some people well. Ex-spouses are often the ones who show up during a crisis. To me, your presence at the end confirms that the love and experiences you shared in your time together became part of who he is, and part of what he takes with him. Thank you for sharing, Nurse Beth.
  6. by   babynurse4u
    What a beautiful account! It only reinforces the knowledge that there is no explaining the human soul. It is comforting to know you were able to help him pass over, and I believe that everyone has an angel that helps them cross over when it is time to go. It makes death less frightening and confirms that there is something or someone waiting on the other side.
  7. by   Nurse Beth
    Quote from RobbiRN
    During 24 years of ER nursing I've been part of many deaths, near deaths, and even a well-tested and documented actual death that reversed course an hour later. I find your experience totally believable and similar to what others have described when they came in after a patient died. I believe that time and space and matter are not the totality of reality; there is an energy or spiritual dimension that transcends these things. Your touching story is one more confirmation that not much else will matter at the the end of the trail except that we loved some people well. Ex-spouses are often the ones who show up during a crisis. To me, your presence at the end confirms that the love and experiences you shared in your time together became part of who he is, and part of what he takes with him. Thank you for sharing, Nurse Beth.
    Thank you so much, you are so insightful
  8. by   jaderook01
    I absolutely believe you. When I was sixteen, I was on a plane back home when I just knew my grandfather was gone. However, I had such a sense of peace about it. I spent the time reminiscing about him with one of the people that I was traveling with. I had been out of the country and nobody told me he had taken a turn for the worse as he didn't want me to worry. He tried to hang on to see me. My family confirmed that he passed during my flight.

    I also had a patient that became particularly distressed during the moment her mother passed. Her mother had a freak accident earlier in the day and wound up in our ER- and died that night on another floor. I told her I'd call and get an update on her mom and discovered her mom had died during the time she was having her anxiety attack.
  9. by   ednurse17
    how precious of a moment you had!
  10. by   ednurse17
    My mother died at 69 of a massive heart attack. She had been transferred from one hospital to another for an emergency heart cath. She died on the table. On my way home from the hospital, I was talking to her and telling her how much I would miss her. I felt a hand on my shoulder and I knew that was my mother offering me comfort.

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