The most beautiful curls I'd ever seen - page 4

You had two simple requests of me, a drink of water, and to go home. I had started out my shift on high note, caring for my two favorite cardiac patients, working with some of my favorite... Read More

  1. by   bubbabubba
    This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! What a blesing it was to the child's family that you were there with them. That they wanted to bathe and dress him was wonderful. How special that they had that last time to say goodbye.
    I was teary eyed when i finished reading it .....
  2. by   sassysteph7
    wow! I couldn't get through this without crying. You did a phenominal job and I'm sure his mother and father appreciate you more than you realize. Not sure that I could work peds. WOW!
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Brave one, to keep on going after that one - wow. Thank you for writing this. How blessed those parents were to have had you for their son's nurse!
  4. by   Wilfrey
    It's so so so amazing. I can feel the event. And I can barely grab myself out from your somewhat meloncholic story. Very powerful!
  5. by   jangraciemom
    Abeautiful story YOU are a nurse They will ALWAYS remember you You gave comfort during the worst time of their lives I am an old nurse, glad to know there are new nurses out there like you. We carry these "war wounds" with us to each new patient. Hurts but makes us better. You could not have done anymore than you did, thank goodness he made it out of the ER to you Be Proud
  6. by   CandiceA
    I am sitting here crying like a baby and so hoping to never have to experience what you have, but as a Peds nurse who is still new at this - I know I might.

    Can tears short a keyboard? Geez...

    Blessings of the Lord
  7. by   tiak41
    Your care and love for these children is a true blessing, I to would cry when it came to children/adults that left too early and the hardest thing about being a nurse , is being there watching someone die and to try and comfort a grieiving family when you also are grieving Very touching story, thank you for sharing it
  8. by   nursetobein2010
    Amazing made me cry. I have a son and hope he'd be so lucky as to have a nurse like you if he ever needed it. What a sad, sad, beautiful story.
  9. by   americanlatina313
    oh my word, you just made me bawl! beautifully written though... thanks for sharing!
  10. by   nursegottabe
    This was so sad. The tears just rolled. Sounded like something coming out of chicken soup for nurses. Great story.
  11. by   chicookie
    That was the saddest yet one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever read. Thank you for sharing.
  12. by   Morgannah
    i read your story, and cryed like a baby. then i had my husband read it, out loud...and he almost made it through the whole story, untill he broke down as well. your story will stay in my mind as i go through nursing school. i want to make sure i don't lose the kindness you showed, or the feelings. your story really touched me. thank you so very much.:heartbeat
  13. by   MeggaRN
    such a touching story from a wonderful caring Peds nurse. Just shows how easy it is to get attached and how quickly the lines blur.