Heart breaking first shift in NICU - page 2

by MrsNicuNurse 4,410 Views | 10 Comments

Last night was my first actual shift in the NICU. The night was looking to be pretty uneventful...our patients were 34 wk feeder/grower twins. Following our 2 am feedings it appeared we would have a few hours of downtime. My... Read More


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    I was once in a really crummy mood and I was getting report and saw the nurse had this picture of two parents holding their baby and smiling. But the kid had died. "Did they not know he wasn't going to make it?" "No, they just thought that he would go immediately after we took off support, but they got to give him a bath and hold him alive without any machines before he went. They were so happy to have that time with him."

    enormous reality check for me.


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