ever have one of those days where you just

  1. go home and kiss you kids so hard you think you'll crush them. Today we coded a 25 weeker for an hour and the parents are to sweet. And his roommate is a ballard 27 weeker(supposedly 21 6/7), who has no PC,and mom is a crack head, who manages to survive without an present problems. The lord works in a very weird way, and little things make to think about how quickly life changes.
    Canadarn13
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    About CANADARN13

    Joined: Oct '05; Posts: 4
    staff NICU nurse

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  3. by   EricJRN
    What an awful day... I'm really sorry.
  4. by   Gompers
    I'm so sorry to hear about your day - believe me, we all understand!


    But didn't anyone ever tell you?


    The sicker the baby, the nicer the parents. Always.
  5. by   dawngloves
    I feel your pain. We once lost 25 week IVF twins who were in the same room as 25 week twins born to a G12 P8 drug addicted mother.They eventually went to foster care, like the other 8 kids.
  6. by   prmenrs
    Life is just sooo not fair!
  7. by   33-weeker
    isn't that always the way?!!! the ones' who couldn't care less have the best outcomes. go figure...
  8. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from dawngloves
    I feel your pain. We once lost 25 week IVF twins who were in the same room as 25 week twins born to a G12 P8 drug addicted mother.They eventually went to foster care, like the other 8 kids.
    The very first birth I witnessed was a baby girl born to a 26 y.o. mom, this was her 8th baby. I was excited to see the birth, but a little disturbed because the mom could not have cared less. After suctioning and O2, the nurse brought her over to see the mom. Mom did not reach for her, didn't ask if it was a boy or a girl. In fact, the nurse had to ask "Do you want to kiss her before we take her to the nursery?" Reluctantly, the mom did so. She just didn't care.

    The next room over parents were losing their little one. I remember the dad crying, and I just thought, it's just not fair.
  9. by   Gompers
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    The very first birth I witnessed was a baby girl born to a 26 y.o. mom, this was her 8th baby. I was excited to see the birth, but a little disturbed because the mom could not have cared less. After suctioning and O2, the nurse brought her over to see the mom. Mom did not reach for her, didn't ask if it was a boy or a girl. In fact, the nurse had to ask "Do you want to kiss her before we take her to the nursery?" Reluctantly, the mom did so. She just didn't care.

    The next room over parents were losing their little one. I remember the dad crying, and I just thought, it's just not fair.
    The first birth I helped with when I was in nursing school was a young mom who had a little boy at home. While her boyfriend slept on the couch, she delivered a very healthy baby. Upon hearing "It's a boy!!!" she said, "#$@&#$@!!!! I wanted a girl!" Then she proceded to fall back in bed and pout for the rest of the day. She told her boyfriend she didn't want to have any more babies with him because he only made boys.

    Some people have no idea how lucky they are. Since we're nurses, we see the worst of the worst, don't we?
  10. by   EmerNurse
    I hate seeing things like this, and see it all too often. Hugs to you CanadaRN13.

    Sometimes I just don't get the Great Cosmic Plan either ;(

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