yes. i did. Once, a 15-year-old postpartum mommy got up to use the restroom for the first time. She had eaten dinner, nursed her baby numerous times and was taking PO fluids well. one teeny, tiny problem; she had YET to void! Some very "intelligent" nurse before me had already d/c'd her IV even tho she had not been up yet. Not good. Anyhoo, I went to get her up she says:
"Am I supposed to hear freight trains in my ears? I can't BREATHE! I dont' feel too good" ---and proceeded to pass out.
Got her vitals, b/p 88/44, hr was 130-something, resps too rapid for me to mess w/counting. Skin mottled, lips pale and diaphoretic she says to me :
"please don't let me die, I think I am gonna DIE!!! Oh God save my life!" I have never seen anyone so frightened in my life to this point.
Proceeded to start a 16g IV of LR open WIDE and massaged her ute vigorously and got out clots you might have mistaken for her LIVER. It was UNREAL. Poor thing, there she was, in Trendelenburg, me madly massaging her, the other nurse literally SQUEEZING fluids into her vein and o2 mask on, bleeding like I have never seen anyone bleed before...THE CLOTS!!......she was literally begging us to stop her from dying.
I should mention, It was my first year out of nursing school
....I will NEVER forget the feeling I had, sick all over. And how LUCKY we were to have been able to reverse her shocky state fairly fast. I learned REAL quickly never, ever take anything for granted in nursing, especially OB!!!