Need help dealing with situation - page 2

Hey guys To start with, I know in school the instructors taught us not to get too involved with a patient, unfortunately I did. He was close to my age, only 5 years and we got along great. He... Read More

  1. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    All the loneliness in this sad.

    [But still a reminder: never, NEVER, give out personal info such as city where you live- which can help in tracking down phone number]
  2. by   DoubleblessedRN
    Just as the others stated, I would maybe call him from the hospital phone to see what he wants. My daughter was hospitalized in the PICU and almost died a little over two years ago. At a later date (after she was discharged) I transported a patient to the ER of that hospital and went there to thank the nurse who helped save her life and had taken such good care of her at her worst. I sometimes e-mail her pictures of my daughter (maybe once every 6 mos or so) but that's as far as it goes. I don't have any other contact info on this nurse. I don't think this (or you just telephoning the father) is inappropriate. I know your situation didn't have the same outcome but this nurse was glad to hear that my daughter was doing well. She said a lot of her patients don't have the best outcomes and she is happy to hear about those who do.