Loss - page 2

We lost a pt last night. She presented to triage for a labor check and was getting up to ambulate when her water broke. So she was admitted. VE was 1/60/-1. Not long after, like an hour, she appeared... Read More

  1. by   gij1
    Thank you so much for sharing your story. The reality of life is so difficult at times. The staff who handled the whole situation sounds like they did all they could humanly possible. Be gentle with yourself. Let your emotions flow. Take good care of yourself these coming weeks. It is okay to grieve. Write to all of us whenever you feel like it.
  2. by   nursedawn67
    I'm so sorry to hear this...how tragic.....and heartbreaking.

    My thoughts and prayers go to all parties involved.
  3. by   Dayray
    Terrible, My worst nightmare. I am very sorry,
  4. by   iiwdn
    I am truly sorry both for you and your staff and the family of the new baby. What a nightmare. Remember to heal yourself along the way!
  5. by   canoehead
    There but for the grace of god go any one of us. I'm so sorry you have to deal with this.
  6. by   MEL101

    My heart hurts for you and the family...its truly a tragedy...give yourself a break tho', not only are you a special person being a nurse, you are also a human with a big heart that sometimes fractures a bit...fractures heal with time and your strength will be so much stronger....Take care....we're here for you when needed....
  7. by   mother/babyRN
    undefinedI am so very sorry at all that occurred..Unfortunately it brings to light that anything can happen and especially when one least expects it....I think it also reminds us just how mortal we all are. Those of us who are parents identify with this family even more so although as nurses, we just "feel" for the families...Many {{{{}}}}...
  8. by   Sadie04
    So sorry to hear about this tragedy; I hope you and other staff are able to debrief together.
    Things like this just don't make sense and are the most difficult part of nursing.
  9. by   punim1974
    my heavens. i am so sorry. my thoughts and prayers go out to you and this family.
    when i was six, an aunt of mine died in childbirth as well (baby too). it's just something you don't hear of often, and when it happens, it's such a dramatic shock.
  10. by   renerian
    That is so horrible I am at a loss for words.

  11. by   nekhismom
    So sorry to hear about this situation. Take care of yourself, ok?

    Lots of love, prayers and ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))
  12. by   L&D_RN_OH
    Last I heard, baby is still in NICU, having seizures, and is on Phenobarb.

    I was on call this weekend, and talked with one of our docs who has spoken with the coroner. They said on gross exam it doesn't look like a PE or something similar, but that maybe it was some kind of cardiac event. But he agrees that the symptoms we described, sound like AFE. He also said that he has heard nothing but good things about the way that L&D handled it, and that there was nothing else that we could have done. The outcome would have been the same.
  13. by   mtnmom

    Carla, I am SO sorry. I know from reading many of your other posts that you are a great nurse and I know that you guys did everything you could.
    In a situation like this there are so many whys and few, if any, answers.

    My heart and prayers go out to this woman's family and to you and your coworkers.