I am just wondering how the nurses that work on picu deal with a death or impending death of a toddler. 2 wks ago my 2 1/2 yr old son had gotten an ear infection and then 2 days later he had gotten admitted to the hospital and then was diagnosed with m5 Aml leukemia. He was a healthly child. I just couldn't beleive how fast the cancer advanced within a short period of time. He was admitted on a mon afternoon and died wed am. He didn't really show any symptoms other then the typical ones that one would have with an ear infection. I had decided to bring him back to the clinic on mon for I was kinda of wondering if the antiboitic was working for him.
I am just wondering how the nurses that work on this unit are able to keep them selves to gether in times like that.
I am currently going to school for lpn and I am planning on going onto the ADN Rn program. I was interested in Nicu since both of my sons were preemies but now I really wonder if I would be able to handle working those areas.