late stage senile dementia pt. praying clear as a bell

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    had the most awesome experience at work. I work in LTC, had a patient that does not have the ability to put a sentence together. he stopped me and an aide in the hallway and announced he would like to pray. and he did. he prayed clear as a bell for over 5 minutes straight. praying for the holy spirit to come, praying for our safety as nurses, praying for the love and comfort of Jesus, the precious blood of Jesus, on and on he went. Then after that he went back to shuffling along not saying anything but a random word or two. His health declined over the last few weeks and he had his celestial departure couple days ago. I will never forget that patient. Its amazing what God reveals to us.
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    What an amazing experience. Perhaps this was someone who engaged in meaningful and heartfelt prayer from a young age. Those early memories are the last to go.

    I'm glad you got to experience this special moment. Thanks for sharing it.
    Last edit by rn/writer on Feb 4, '13
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    Wow! What a heartwarming story. I work in long-term care as well. Thanks for sharing with us!
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    Quote from gr8fulnrs
    had the most awesome experience at work. I work in LTC, had a patient that does not have the ability to put a sentence together. he stopped me and an aide in the hallway and announced he would like to pray. and he did. he prayed clear as a bell for over 5 minutes straight. praying for the holy spirit to come, praying for our safety as nurses, praying for the love and comfort of Jesus, the precious blood of Jesus, on and on he went. Then after that he went back to shuffling along not saying anything but a random word or two. His health declined over the last few weeks and he had his celestial departure couple days ago. I will never forget that patient. Its amazing what God reveals to us.
    One of the reasons that makes being a nurse all worth it. Amen.
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    I've had advanced dementia patients be able to sing hymns and other songs. It's such a special experience to be able to get a small glimpse of the person they were.
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    Wow. How special to have been there with this man.

    On the topic of dementia, I had a lady who would reenact scenes from her young life speaking the voices of multiple roles. My favorite was when she brought home her black boyfriend to meet her mom for the first time.
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    beautiful!
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    What an awesome experience
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    That's amazing!!! God is so good. That man is definitely in a better place. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new grad and looking for a job and I can't wait to work as a nurse!!!
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    Amen!


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