I heard somthing very sad the other day. I gave report to the oncomming nurse on an HIV baby that is very sick and she said "Ewe! I hate taking care of these kids. I mean what's the point? He is going to die any way" Is that not sad or what? This baby is sick, no fault of his own, he deserves kindness and compassion or am I just old fashioned. Anyway I said a prayer for this little one.
Mar 11, '04
I agree!! If we have a premie that is going to die, we still hold them and nurture them until their last breath. After all , this was a living being!! "Ewe" is such a sad term to use on an innocent baby
Last edit by Darchild77 on Mar 11, '04
Mar 12, '04
Hello from ******** Hospital. You are in the unit everyday, everysecond and hear every word.? RIGHT and no the baby is not from Africa.
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The child in question also has about a gazillion other things on top of HIV..hep C, r/o mycoplasma, r/o systemic TB. That child will most likely convert to AIDS...his mother wasn't treated, probably had it for a long time as they came right from Africa.
Everyone makes comments like that, and you can't tell me not you have never said ewww, or gross, or whatever and NO one in our unit is mean or uncaring to any children in it. Be careful with how you phrase things...it is very hard to convey what a person said over an internet board.
Last edit by Jay-Jay on Mar 12, '04