death..

  1. What a week! Every week I get a new assignment,8 pts . Well my list this week is just so sad.Day 1 ,sweet pt dies quietly.I got her cleaned& up in her chair,she eat great,then boom,her heart stops!7 pts-day 2,woman moaning when I come on my shift,the report tells me vitals are all bad all night,she is out of it,I clean her talk to her,no response,dies at end of shift! 6 pts-day 3 ,I notice a discharge coming from pt when I clean her up,she is crying,it smells awful,black blood oozing out! Doc comes,nurses come ,family comes,yep she is going down hill fast,she is put on candlelight.,family has round the clock care for her .Day 4& 5 - 5 pts left! At least they are all still alive! Wow,I had pts pass before but not one every day 3 days in a row!
    I really hope next week is better!
    thanks for letting me vent
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  3. by   greeniebean
    I once had 3 residents die on me in ONE shift! I was freaking out, it was so awful. Days like that you just have to do the best you can. Good Luck
  4. by   mncna08
    WOW that is insane! Kudos to you for being able to handle that! I dont know about you, but i believe people die in pairs of 3, i have always believed that, and i dont know why! I sure hope you have a better week!
  5. by   dedream
    wooooow... you need a mental health day hon. Reflect and release. I hope you have a few days off before your next assignment, where you can go out enjoy the fresh air and life for a minute. I hope your next week goes well. BE well!!!
  6. by   GooeyRN
    Yikes. That is some bad luck. I hope you have a better week!
  7. by   crystal25
    My resident died in her sleep at my second job. I am a concerige in I was so hurt. I was so use to seeing her walking around asking every question in the book. She will be missed.

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