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  • Nov 17 '17

    Another thing that you will have to deal with as a NICU nurse: baby died over a week ago, parents refuse to pay for a funeral (but have had no trouble affording multiple drugs, which were used throughout the pregnancy), so the poor baby's body is still in the morgue. We now have to try to find somewhere that won't charge for a burial...if we are unsuccessful, the body gets offered to local universities for learning purposes. This is after we coded this baby for hours and hours...trying to bring him back after he got suddenly sick and went from breathing room air and taking everything by bottle to dead in less than 24 hours.
    Someone who is thinking NICU is just a way to avoid the dirty old folks WILL NOT be able to handle that. I absolutely love what I do, and I'm struggling with it.
    Please think long and hard before you decide to do this.