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That fantastically horrible night....

Has 11 years experience. Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care.

where you are getting report of a patient coming from L & D....and you are an ICU nurse.....and everything is absolutely horrible, the patient rolls in looking pretty close to dead...and then

your fantastic teammates jump in, and help get the tons of stat orders started the intensivist stays at bedside,and everything gets done.

The best part: the patient is getting better, we went from thinking "she's going to code...she's not gonna make it and her baby is not gonna have a momma" to "thank you god, praise everything great on this earth"

Sorry, I just had to share, I'm absolutely elated for this unexpected good outcome. :yeah:

She was a routine labor, turned emergent C-section than went septic on top of DIC.

merlee

Has 36 years experience.

Great job everyone!!!

nerdtonurse?, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, Telemetry.

That's the kind of things that make you glad we do this for a living.

:ancong!:

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Has 9 years experience. Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

That made my eyes tear up. That's what it is all about. WTG!

Go Team ICU!! Love those days when everything gets crazy and the only reason all your patients are alive at the end of the day is because everyone pulled together. What a great "save" you had...a baby gets to have a mom, there is nothing better!

EMSnut45, BSN, RN, EMT-P

Has 11 years experience. Specializes in ICU and EMS.

My heart also sinks when I have to get report from L&D!

The people you work with can definately make or break the job.

Your team has all the reason to celebrate! The patient and her family are lucky to have had you. Thanks for the "warm-fuzzy" story on this dreary and rainy afternoon!!

:anpom:

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systoly

Has 23 years experience. Specializes in LTC, Memory loss, PDN.

Thank you for sharing this. We all need to vent, but the good stuff like this doesn't hurt at all.

:dncgbby::w00t:

Celebrate victories :0

maelstrom143

Has 10 years experience. Specializes in PCU.

THANK GOD! Congratulations on such an awesome outcome. Baby gets to have a mom thanks to everyone who pulled it together. Doesn't get any better than that :hug:

TriciaJ, RN

Has 39 years experience. Specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

I was going to read just one more post before I signed off for the night. I'm so glad I picked this one! Thanks for sharing it. Makes my night.

NickiLaughs, ADN, BSN, RN

Has 11 years experience. Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care.

Thanks everyone! It's definitely been emotional for this poor family but I'm so grateful for a good outcome!

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Has 40 years experience. Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

where you are getting report of a patient coming from L & D....and you are an ICU nurse.....and everything is absolutely horrible, the patient rolls in looking pretty close to dead...and then

your fantastic teammates jump in, and help get the tons of stat orders started the intensivist stays at bedside,and everything gets done.

The best part: the patient is getting better, we went from thinking "she's going to code...she's not gonna make it and her baby is not gonna have a momma" to "thank you god, praise everything great on this earth"

Sorry, I just had to share, I'm absolutely elated for this unexpected good outcome. :yeah:

She was a routine labor, turned emergent C-section than went septic on top of DIC.

The biggest reason I LOVE Nursing.

NickiLaughs, ADN, BSN, RN

Has 11 years experience. Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care.

Me too!!! She's still not out of the woods completely, I worked an extra to have her again, and I'm so glad I did because I noticed a couple subtle changes and had to get aggressive. My fingers are crossed because I want her home with her baby ASAP!!!

maelstrom143

Has 10 years experience. Specializes in PCU.

O.O So glad you had her again and able to see the changes. Good luck and hope she continues to improve w/her little one :redpinkhe

NickiLaughs, ADN, BSN, RN

Has 11 years experience. Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care.

Update: she's getting better and got to see her baby for the first time today! Wish I was here to witness it. :)

blondy2061h, MSN, RN

Has 15 years experience. Specializes in Oncology.

We've had a couple of patients transferred right to my heme-onc unit from L&D for management of their acute leukemia diagnosed during labor. It's the worst caring for someone with a baby only hours old.

Congratulations on saving your lady! It sounds like you had some excellent team effort.

NickiLaughs, ADN, BSN, RN

Has 11 years experience. Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care.

We've had a couple of patients transferred right to my heme-onc unit from L&D for management of their acute leukemia diagnosed during labor. It's the worst caring for someone with a baby only hours old.

Congratulations on saving your lady! It sounds like you had some excellent team effort.

I don't know how you do oncology, that would make me so sad.... Ugh, that's awful, a joyous time turned into a terrifying one.

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