Shortage solution - page 2

More than a decade ago I gave birth to a stillborn 28 wk baby girl. Her twin, my son, was blue on delivery. I was 17, alone and terrified. This tiny thing came out of me and he wasn't moving. I asked... Read More

  1. by   nurs4kids
    Beautifully spoken from an obviously beautiful person! You put it all in perspective! Congrat's on your son..proof we should never let science/medicine dictate what we are capable of doing. Again, thanks for the breath of fresh air!

  2. by   avolensky
    I am truly touched with what I read and all the replies that you got. I am also a nurse-graduated 1992 but only had the chance to volunteer as an ER nurse for a few months. I had to let go of my career for years to take care of my two kids. But pretty soon, I will be back, finally to make this dream come true "being a nurse". But my problem is I am afraid of going back knowing that I have been "lost" for a long time. But I share your thoughts on being a good nurse in the truest sense of the word. I really just hope and pray that when Im there again, I will not experience the "old eating the young" We all had our beginnings. If and when I surpass this entry..I know I will always remain true at heart as being a nurse.
  3. by   MRed94
    My comments consist of asking you to read my post in LPN corner, under "How was your day?"

    It 's scary out there some days, and we all have to rely on each other. Too bad so many of us work with nurses who just plain don't care about anything but themselves.

    There are so many of us who DO care, but yet, we seem to be in the minority.