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The most beautiful curls I'd ever seen - page 2

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... Read More

  1. Visit  Thunderwolf profile page
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    I have never been so moved by a story as I have with this one. I felt like I was at the bedside with you, my heart slowly breaking.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Excellent writing.
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  2. Visit  NurseCard profile page
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    Wow. That was powerful. So, so very sad. As a parent of young children... very scary as well. Thank you for sharing.
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  3. Visit  MelodyNelson profile page
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    I cried so much! You and all PICU nurses are special angels! I don't think I could work with little ones and lose them and console their parents
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  4. Visit  danissa profile page
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    kessadawn...........I can TRULY say, I have never been moved by anything so much on this site. Your words are so touching.. I've never been moved to such tears on reading a post.
    kessadawn likes this.
  5. Visit  trent profile page
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    Kessadawn... Wow! You have a gift for storytelling. Thank you for sharing your experience so personally and emotionally. Reading it, I felt like I was there.
    kessadawn likes this.
  6. Visit  littleRNthatcould profile page
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    All I can say after reading this is THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU for being able to share this story and to have the emotional strength to do this job. I know that I have such a horrible time keeping my own emotions in check when it comes to the deaths of these precious children that I most likely could never do the job that you do. I thank God daily for nurses like you.
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  7. Visit  kessadawn profile page
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    [font="century gothic"]wow, i never anticipated the impact this article has had! thank you all for all of the really nice compliments!
    JustMe54 and marizires like this.
  8. Visit  WildcatFanRN profile page
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    Thank you for sharing this story, such a big heart you have.
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  9. Visit  Leeleesmom profile page
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    I thank God there are people like you!
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  10. Visit  BarbraJean profile page
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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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  11. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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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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  12. Visit  kessadawn profile page
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    wow, how sad, jan.
  13. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
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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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