My poor patient

  1. The pt I had this evening is recoving from a total knee replacement (she had surgery yesterday). Tonight, on his way to the hospital to visit her, her husband was in a car accident & brought to our ER, where he died. It was such a sad night & I felt so helpless. I have tried & tried to go to sleep, but I keep thinking about this poor lady & her family. I thought I would come here & find something to take my mind off of it. I just feel so terrible for this family. I guess in nursing you never know how your evening will go. Thanks for listening.

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  3. by   CountrifiedRN
    That is so sad. There's really not that much you can do to comfort in that situation, it's such a helpless feeling. I hope this woman is eventually able to find peace.
  4. by   BMS4
    Big {{{Hugs}}} Lisa. I will keep you and the family in my prayers. Try to get some rest.
  5. by   Sleepyeyes
    Oh dear, how awful for her!!

    In that kind of situation, I just pray for the family until I feel the "peace that passeth understanding." Hope that helps.
  6. by   TeresaRN2b
    Oh my God that's awful. Hugs to you and prayers for your patient and her family.

  7. by   BadBird
    How awful, I can't imagine the heartache your poor patient has. Thank God she had a compassionate nurse like you to help her through the first night. God Bless.
  8. by   PennyLane
    That is so sad. I'm sorry that it happened, but perhaps there was a reason that she was your patient that night.
  9. by   Mkue
    That is very sad Lisa, you were there for her:angel2:
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    lisa, i pray you are doing better today and i am sorry to hear of this news.

  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    lisa, i pray you are doing better today and i am sorry to hear of this news.

  12. by   nrselisa
    Thank you all.
  13. by   l.rae
    nurses share in so much grief....please take care of yourself, talk about it to someone close if you can, it was good for you to share this need to decompress...talking talking talking helps. prayers and best thoughts to you and your pt and the family......LR
  14. by   Kayzee
    Thats awful. You just never know with life. She was lucky that you were there for her. I know its hard, isn't it?