VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and works as a Retired/Disabled Nurse and Blogger.
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As it is with life in general, love and loss are part of nursing. We open ourselves every day to the possibility that we'll have to say good-bye to a patient we've come to know well, and when it happens, the pain can be intensely personal. This story was written on the same day the author suffered the double loss of a patient and a family pet.