Running off Grief - page 3

Itís with sad irony that I power up the treadmill in the gym exactly 24 hours after I started chest compressions on you. You were my first patient loss. Being new to the NICU (though not new to nursing), I know you wonít be my... Read More

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    Thank you for sharing this...just a few days ago I lost my first baby in the NICU...he was only on earth for 43 hours, but I was there with him for 31 of them. It's amazing the huge impact such a little person can have..I still see his face a lot too, especially when I'm sleeping. It's something no one can be truly prepared for, and I'll never forget my first little angel boy. RIP baby A.
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    Quote from katierobin23
    Thank you for sharing this...just a few days ago I lost my first baby in the NICU...he was only on earth for 43 hours, but I was there with him for 31 of them. It's amazing the huge impact such a little person can have..I still see his face a lot too, especially when I'm sleeping. It's something no one can be truly prepared for, and I'll never forget my first little angel boy. RIP baby A.
    My deepest condolences. That's all I can say, so sorry for our loss.
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    Quote from katierobin23
    Thank you for sharing this...just a few days ago I lost my first baby in the NICU...he was only on earth for 43 hours, but I was there with him for 31 of them. It's amazing the huge impact such a little person can have..I still see his face a lot too, especially when I'm sleeping. It's something no one can be truly prepared for, and I'll never forget my first little angel boy. RIP baby A.
    I am so, so sorry for your loss, Katie. I can't even imagine. Utilize your support system...thinking of you and your baby<3
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    Thank you for sharing a beautiful story. I can still remember my first patient loss, even after 40 years! How time does fly....
    I still remember the young boy of 7 who was so special to me so many years ago. I am blessed that i have his memory and a special place in my heart reserved just for him.
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    thank you for sharing such a beautiful story and good to hear that you are coping well!!stay strong
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    Quote from katierobin23
    Thank you for sharing this...just a few days ago I lost my first baby in the NICU...he was only on earth for 43 hours, but I was there with him for 31 of them. It's amazing the huge impact such a little person can have..I still see his face a lot too, especially when I'm sleeping. It's something no one can be truly prepared for, and I'll never forget my first little angel boy. RIP baby A.
    I'm just seeing this comment now, but I'm so sorry that this happened, and I hope that you're coping okay.
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    I feel like I should clarify, I was his nurse. I didn't re-read this until afterward and it may seem like he was mine...sorry if you were misled. I am very glad this was posted when it was, I was having a hard time with my first patient loss and this helped me...unfortunately I was cloudy minded and didn't make sure I was coming across correctly. OP, I hope you're doing okay with your grief..I just wanted you to know how much this post helped me with mine. <3
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    So glad you were able to share this and grateful you were able to find a healthy way of dealing with the emotions.


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