We lost a mom to HELLP!!! - page 2

To sum it up, at the start of our 1900 shift we have a mom who had seized following vaginal delivery in the midday. When our shift started mom was breastfeeding her baby, on Mag Sulfate and... Read More

  1. by   gypsyatheart
    Wow, I am so sorry to hear this...this kind of thing hurts so much..
    Last year we lost a 20yr old to a PE about 3 days post partum....what made it especially hard, it was the daughter of one of out L&D nurses, plus the girl had been my patient one of the days of her stay. You always wonder, if there was something you could've done...
    Devastating, it's just devastating.
  2. by   jgrossberg
    Quote from moondancer
    Wow, I am so sorry to hear this...this kind of thing hurts so much..
    Last year we lost a 20yr old to a PE about 3 days post partum....what made it especially hard, it was the daughter of one of out L&D nurses, plus the girl had been my patient one of the days of her stay. You always wonder, if there was something you could've done...
    Devastating, it's just devastating.
    I know it's been awhile since this thread was started, but I came across it and wanted to respond. I am a senior nursing student and have finally decided that L & D is where I want to be, despite the "bad bad bad" that can happen. In my fifty plus years of life, I have learned that, as Solomon wrote at Ecclesiastes 9:11, "...The swift do not have the race, nor the mighty ones the battle, nor do the wise also have the food, nor do the understanding ones also have the riches, nor do even those having knowledge have the favor, because TIME AND UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCE BEFALL THEM ALL." As nurses, as human beings, we do all we can, we help, but we cannot guarantee the outcome. I feel sure you, and the others who commented here, did all they could. I admire the hearts that can break over unfortunate circumstances, because they care. I hope I work with women and men like you all. Also, thanks for your honesty, through which you teach others.
  3. by   nursejohio
    Wow, I'm so sorry that happened! I just interviewed Monday for a L&D spot, I can't imagine how I'd deal if I was in your shoes
  4. by   kimrncnm
    Dear Friends,

    I just came across this post too....and as a midwife and LDRP nurse, I really appreciate what jgrossberg says above, from the Bible. Life and death happens to us all, it is humbling to do all one can then have to admit once again that we are not in control. My heart goes out to all of you that have ever had a bad outcome. May your hearts heal in time ;-)

    Sincerely,
    Kim P RN CNM

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