Personal Experience after Many Years as a Nurse - page 7

by pblottRN

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Iíve just recently lost my son (17) after a freak accident where he was playing a pickup game of football during baseball practice (to get in their conditioning/running/exercise instead of just running laps, etc) and he went back... Read More


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    My son was locked in and we had to remove support and let him go. He was 13. Please please feel free to contact me. I am 6 years out from that now. I have support to offer and resources for you. I am so very sorry for your loss. Wrapping my arms around you.
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    Quote from not.done.yet
    My son was locked in and we had to remove support and let him go. He was 13. Please please feel free to contact me. I am 6 years out from that now. I have support to offer and resources for you. I am so very sorry for your loss. Wrapping my arms around you.
    I'm so sorry.....((HUGS))
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    What a tragic experience for you. I am so very sorry. I feel your pain because a boy of 22 who I loved as my own died of a sudden death heart attack. His picture is still hanging on my wall, and that was back in 1990. I'm praying I will see him again one day as you must be doing now my dear.
    ((HUGS)) I am so sorry.....((HUGS))
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    I am truly for your loss....I lost my son in 2010 through suicide, he was 20 years old...please feel the prayers coming to you this day.

    (((((HUGS))))

    Aradien
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    Quote from not.done.yet
    My son was locked in and we had to remove support and let him go. He was 13. Please please feel free to contact me. I am 6 years out from that now. I have support to offer and resources for you. I am so very sorry for your loss. Wrapping my arms around you.
    Since I'm just recently joining the site, I can't send PM's just yet, but I would be so happy to have your information and contact. My email is pblott@netzero.com and I'd look forward to any resources. I'm getting contact from my son's organ recipients, and while it is something that I want dearly, it's still so bittersweet. This past weekend has been extremely emotionally exhausting. Some days, I want to just quit work and go home and lick my wounds. Other days, work is what makes me get up and move from one spot.
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    Thank you for writing about this very hard experience and loss of your beautiful Son. May God be with you and ease your pain.
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    I am so sorry for your loss. It is a normal reaction to second guess or "what if" and "should of" and trying to find information to make sure that you did the right thing. To follow your son's wishes through all this must have been difficult for you. Your son was a caring and kind soul to have thought of others with his gift of organ donation.
    Compassionate friends is a group that supports those who have lost children. Their website may be able to hook you up with a local group. There is another group called Grief share which is a group that meets for 8 weeks and covers many of the issues that we deal with as we grieve. There are also good groups online that use a forum type interaction much like allnurses. I have found those to be helpful too.
    I often said the sometimes "ignorance is bliss" when I was dealing with my husband's illness but as an ICU nurse that wasn't going to happen. I can so relate to your statement about hating to be a nurse.
    Talk about your pain and grief as much as you can. Get it out. Talk about your son. Write about it. I never was much on writing until I started going through the grieving process but it does help.
    Please e-mail if you would like to talk.
    (((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))))) )))
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