Grace and Love - page 2

The following name has been changed and the situation slightly altered to protect the privacy of those involved. However, it remains a 'true story' about a lesson learned through an elderly woman ... Read More

  1. by   daverika
    a lovely relating of a difficult situation...thank you for being there for 'Grace"...
  2. by   SarahLeeRN
    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    This was beautifully written.........a first-rate story that literally made me cry at my work desk when I read the last sentence. The elderly are dear to my own heart as well, and it's always good to know there are other nurses out there who feel the same way I do about them. God bless you, SarahLee.
    Why thank you!
  3. by   shupagirl
    I m sobbing as I am reading this article. You are a warm, caring, and compassionate nurse! I applaud you for your work, because while reading your story, I thought of my own grandmother. My grandmother looks at my grandfather's picture daily, reminiscing with sad look in her eyes, I can only imagine how lonely she must feel... Thank you for sharing this story. You are a wonderful person, God bless you for your kindness and compassionate heart!
  4. by   UnderHisGrace
    Beautifully written... May God bless your work
  5. by   caringhands88
    Wow that was so reminds me of when my aunt died she had all her kids with her until she took her last breath. In my opinion I don't think we fear death it self but leaving our loved ones behind but it makes it a much easier process with our loved ones their to see us off. This story really touched my heart I currently work in a ltc and people pass often I'm glad I can be their for them. When I finish rn school I hope to work in icu I feel that's my calling.
  6. by   sbostonRN
    Wonderful post. I am starting my first job as a new grad in a LTC/Rehab facility. I hope to touch someone's life just as you touched Grace's life.
  7. by   amandakay
    Thank you for writing this.
  8. by   Jackfackmasta
    You got me crying now
  9. by   Bbo.W
    I recently lost "my" first resident and it has been SO difficult...I loved her so much, and have had a raw spot in my heart. Your post helped me to heal a little. Thank you.
  10. by   Brea LPN
    This is why I love LTC!
  11. by   csrLPN
    I wanted to leave a comment on here about your article. I have been in nursing first as an aide and then as an LPN. When I started working in nursing, I worked in a LTCF in my small town. You get really close to the residents. The first time one of my patients passed away was very hard, but that is not why i wanted to write this. Recently my father passed away, he was not very old but he had lung cancer. He suffered for so long. Prior to his death, he was placed on a vent. It was very hard for us to see him like that. The nurses in the ICU were wonderful to my dad and us. It is not just the LTC facilities that deal with death. We have frequent flyers in the hospital that i work at that really affect us all.