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Shockingly Humbled

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canesdukegirl has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Trauma Surgery, Nursing Management.

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Oftentimes, we find ourselves in extreme circumstances. As nurse leaders, we feel confident in taking charge of emergent situations. When we feel strongly about patient care, we can be quite assertive. Sometimes, we are humbled by the outcome. You are reading page 2 of Shockingly Humbled. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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Amazing story! This had me hooked! I loved the way you painted the whole scene out. The chaos, the franticness of everything, John, and that poor intern. It was like I was right there. The best part was the ending. When the surgeon said that the patient was his mother, well, I had to scrape up my mouth off the floor. Fantastic job! By the way, did this really happen? Or something like it? It is great either way. Keep on being amazing! :)

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canesdukegirl has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Trauma Surgery, Nursing Management.

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Unfortunately, yes. This really happened. Shocker of my career!

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emtb2rn has 21 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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Next chapter please!

Seriously. So very well done. Had me riveted.

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MassED has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ER.

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It does read like fiction.

but it's good!

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Unfortunately' date=' yes. This really happened. Shocker of my career![/quote']

Wow! Wow! I can't imagine what the doctor, you and everyone else went through when he relayed this information. This is very well written and I'm still wiping away tears. You should try if you aren't already to get published!

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Bubbly26 has 1 years experience and specializes in Oncology,ICU.

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Very good story!

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dansamy specializes in Going to Peds!.

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We still wanna know what happened to the patient!

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blondy2061h has 15 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Oncology.

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This is fiction, right?

The surgeon really wouldn't know that it was the other surgeon's mother?

Singh is an extremely common Indian last name, so the last name (if they were even the same) wouldn't have been a giveaway. Further, it's fairly common in the culture of medicine and in Indian culture to keep work and personal life separate. It sounds from the story like this may have been meant to be a fairly minor surgery gone bad, so Dr. Singh might not have thought it worth it to tell the surgeon it was his mother, thus adding undue stress, or to tell anyone overall what his family was going through. Obviously just speculation, but I don't find this that far fetched.

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NurseDirtyBird has 8 years experience.

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Please write a book. You very clearly have the ability to write a suspenseful medical thriller. You have the knowledge and experience to create accurate and believable scenes and characters. I'd love to read it!

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LadyFree28 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Rehab, Trauma.

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Wow...I want to know what happens...but I think it's great where it is. Another good post. :yes:

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tokebi has 11 years experience and specializes in Hem/Onc/BMT.

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Wow... I knew something big was coming but never expected THAT. It truly teaches us to never assume.

What an amazing writing and heart-breaking story!

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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This is fiction, right?

The surgeon really wouldn't know that it was the other surgeon's mother?

You might be surprised by how surgeons and OR staff don't advertise that a patient is a relative. I was quite shocked one day to go pick up my patient in preop, and sitting next to the bedside was one of the neurosurgeons. At first, I thought I'd walked into the wrong preop bay. Turned out the patient was his sister. Another time, I was working with one of the surgeon's mothers. We didn't know until afterwards because he thought everyone might be more stressed if we knew who the patient was related to.

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