Classmate Dies

  1. I woke up this morning thinking I was going to be a good lil nursing student and go up to the school and get some work done... I get to the school and one of the instructors comes up to me and ask me if I was ok.. I was like yeah... She said have you not heard... I was like heard what... One of you classmates, (insert name) died this morning..

    I was floored, didn't really know how to respond.. It was such a shock... She seemed fine a couple of days ago, had the flu and I guess it just got worse.. Husband took her to the ER on Wed night, BP dropped to like 80/40, and things kept going down hill from there... So about 9:30 central time she died.... I am still in shock.. Hard to believe..... So now, instead of complaining about tests or paperwork we are deciding what kind of flowers to send to her funeral....

    Life just isn't fair.... And to make it worse she has a 3 year old and 2yr old lil boys....
  2. 35 Comments

  3. by   Flynurse
    So sorry to hear that. I had a similar experience in nursing school. My deepest sympathies. {{{{{HUGS}}}}
  4. by   RNonsense
    I am so sorry to hear. My thoughts and prayers are with her little family....
    Hugs to you too Nurs2b
  5. by   renerian
    Oh how sad. I am sorry you lost a classmate and sorry for her family. I bet they will do an autopsy to find out what happened. That is always stressful for the family.

  6. by   Robin61970
    I am sorry for your loss Nurs2be....On the other side...I go to the same school and as I walked out of class I could feel the weight of the sadness. I stepped into the hall and a group of students were standing there with an were there...and everyone was crying. It was sad and I had no clue what was going I asked an instructor and we were all floored. I did not know her, but the way you described her made me mourn for her as well.....I hope everyone in your class is holding together and using each other for support....PM me if you need to do so or email If you still have my phone if you need to...I'm here.....
  7. by   subec
    We also lost a classmate at the beginning of this semester. I don't think that we quite knew what to do. We took up a collection for her family---I think we all just wanted to help in anyway we could.

    My thoughts are with your classmate's family, and also with you and your classmates.
    Last edit by subec on Feb 20, '03
  8. by   BadBird
    So sorry, it is amazing how fragile life is and how so many of us take it for granted until something like this happens.
  9. by   Heather333
    Sorry to hear about your classmate.

  10. by   litepath
    Bless her family , you and your classmates too!
  11. by   Lausana
    How awful, especially to one of your own classmates

  12. by   RainbowzLPN
    ((((Nurs2b))) I'm sorry to hear about your classmate, what a shock it must have been.
  13. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Doggone it, I'm so sorry.
    i'm truly sorry to hear this! you & your classmates are in my heart, thoughts, & prayers.