92 y/o woman with a prior CVA. R sided hemi, alert and yelling at me to find her blow-dryer. (her hair was wet- I had just showered her).
I put her to bed, and while getting her settled, she had a massive stroke and died.
I called the nurses, thinking they would call the MD and then the coroner, as was the usual procedure when we lost someone. Then they yell "FULL CODE", and call 911. They started their "slow code", (pt was gone, bowels voided, no pulse, no respiration's etc.)
When I saw the medics get there and start CPR on her all I could think was "Dear God, she is going to be so mad if they bring her back".
She was pronounced at the hospital, thank God. I can't imagine how awful It would have been for her if she was brought back, and I can't even begin to understand why she was a full code to begin with. I am certain it wasn't her choice, though.
I am also really glad I was able to find her hair-dryer and dry her hair!