Graduation in the I.C.U.

  1. i watched this clip this morning on my news site and decided to share with you. many times one can get to feeling that we all just do what we do because it is part of our job - yet, we all make a difference, every day - smile and know that we do make a difference!
    http://www.kcci.com/video/19489730/index.html
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  3. by   PAERRN20
    Thank you very much for sharing that!
  4. by   flightnurse2b
    great story.

    we had a graduation in our hospital not too long ago on the oncology unit. a woman dying of breast CA's last wish was really to see her daughter graduate high school, but unfortunately her prognosis did not allow. so the nursing staff on that unit called the prinicpal of the school and they had a mini graduation ceremony for the daughter in the hospital room a few months early of when she was supposed to graduate. cap and gown, balloons, teachers, principal, her friends, and the whole family.... don't remember their being a dry eye in the hospital that day, everyone heard about it and made a trip upstairs to the "graduation party" the hospital threw with cake and barbeque. the mom ended up passing just a few days afterwards.

    makes you realize why we do this, when sometimes it's so hard to.
  5. by   Chapis
    real good story!
  6. by   ChristineN
    A girl in the PICU at the hospital where i work was recently presented with her high school diploma. Despite being on the vent, nonresponsive, and critically ill, her parents have the pleasure of saying their daughter is a high school graduate. It is sad.
  7. by   flightnurse2b
    Quote from ChristineN
    A girl in the PICU at the hospital where i work was recently presented with her high school diploma. Despite being on the vent, nonresponsive, and critically ill, her parents have the pleasure of saying their daughter is a high school graduate. It is sad.
    a girl i went to nursing school with was murdered by her crazy ex boyfriend before graduation (really, really awful story ). they gave her a post humous diploma at the college's big graduation ceremony and her mom and her son walked up togther and accepted it for her. it was so sad.

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