The Most Beautiful Curls I'd Ever Seen

You were beautiful when you arrived in my PICU, despite the fact that you were so ill. All of 5 years old, scared to death, pale as could be. You had the most beautiful blond curls I'd ever seen on a little boy.

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kessadawn, BSN, RN

1 Article; 300 Posts

Specializes in pediatric critical care. Has 7 years experience.

wow, how sad, jan.

Pediatric Critical Care Columnist

NotReady4PrimeTime, RN

16 Articles; 7,358 Posts

Specializes in NICU, PICU, PCVICU and peds oncology. Has 25 years experience.

When his extended family came into the unit after we'd cleaned him up and moved him to a private room, they looked like ghosts. The feeling of defeat rolled off them like a cloud and it broke my heart. I still have a knot in my throat when I see them in my mind.


16 Posts

Specializes in Pediatrics, NICU, Med-Surg.

Your story brought tears to my eyes. As a mother and future Peds nurse it really touched my heart.

Thank you for sharing.

Lorie P.

754 Posts

Specializes in Med/Surge, Private Duty Peds.

thanks for such a powerful and emotional story!! thank you for being his nurse!


85 Posts

I am so touched with this story. I am not a licensed nurse yet, still working on to pass nclex but this kinda reminds me of my clinical experience in MICU when my pt was called on code. It was a chaos. My first time to see a person died in front of me.


323 Posts

Specializes in Wilderness Medicine, ICU, Adult Ed..

Thank you.


44 Posts

Specializes in geriatric & childrens psych, rehab, woun.

kudos's and accolades to you and anyone else who works in peds this is a field i could never handle. i'll stick with geriatrics, i will always remember fondly the nurses that were there for the nightmare of my child's death and i hope they shine their halo's daily. because they deserve them.


2 Posts

Thanks for sharing your story. The beauty of nursing is that every facet of the population is served. It looks as though you have found your niche. I'm better suited for the adult population and my sister, also an RN, serves women's services/Nursery well. Sounds like you will have a blond cherub looking over your shoulder.

Thanks for all you do for families. Stay strong.


131 Posts

Specializes in Med Surg, Nursing Administration for SNF. Has 2 years experience.

I was so moved by your story. I have a newfound respect for you and all other nurses who have the courage to work with our littlest angels. God bless you for sharing your loving kindness.


10 Posts

Specializes in NICU.

i'm a nicu nurse and any loss is hard. the kids, don't think i could handle it. thank God for nurses like you. thanks for sharing your story.

Has 16 years experience.

This is the 3rd post I read, all made me tear.....

You are a great nurse!


914 Posts

Specializes in Cardiac/Telemetry.

I have tears in my eyes. :( Thank you so much for sharing with us. You are wonderful. *hugs*