Sucky weekend

  1. We managed to lose 3 babies this weekend.

    Saturday: 38 week IUFD.

    Saturday: 36 week Trisomy 18. Baby made it to about 24 hours old before she passed in her mother's arms.

    Sunday: 40 week IUFD

    Then, to top it off, another patient that was upset that her baby had red hair. "How soon do you think I can start dying it a different color?"

    I really could have smacked her. And then offered her assistance in carrying these babies to the morgue.

    I'm sorry. Just kinda had to let that go.

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  3. by   sunnygirl272
    heather hon...hugs to you....i would've b!tchslapped her...

    let's meet at the allnurses tavern...first round is on me.....
  4. by   l.rae
    HEATHER, sorry you had such a bad wknd. ls it pretty uncommon to lose so many in such l short period.....l would think so. l have known 3 ppl personally who experienced iufd...realy sad. Take care.........LR
  5. by   nurseleigh
    Okay, I am really showing my ignorance and inexperience here, but what is IUFD?

  6. by   l.rae
    intra-uterine fetal demise...l assumed.....LR
  7. by   fergus51
    Intra-uterine fetal demise/death. Stillborns. We had one last week and it was heartbreaking, I think I'd probably lose it if I had 3 in a row.
    I mean they all weren't personally my patients, but just as a whole, it completely brought down the morale of the entire unit.

  9. by   NurseyNursey
    How awful for your unit! I hope that the rest of the month goes much better.
  10. by   nursedawn67
    ((((HEATHER)))) Sorry you had such a sucky weekend.
  11. by   NurseDianne
    FD sucks anyway you look at it Heather. If you are like us.....kind of comes in groups...... honey......just changed over to RT.....for a much needed break.........just his luck........11 month (+).......resp distress.......coded....died.........his first day on. It was awful! And I didn't even know how to comfort him. Happened to be the first Christmas baby of our hospital last year that I delivered.

    Hope your week has been better!

  12. by   aus nurse
    Hugs to you (((((Heather))))) comes in 3's, hopefully no more
  13. by   anitame
    Ah Heather that sucks!!! UUUGGHH! You know, all fetal demises are horrible, but three in a row at term. (sigh) Term IUFD's are SO hard. How sad for those parents (and staff).
    Think we should start a azz-kickin' caravan for the red-headed baby's mama? I'm ready when you are all.
  14. by   New CCU RN
    So sorry to hear about such a sad weekend. Mine was also pretty babies....adults but still hard.

    Hope things getter better on your unit