Oh man what a day

  1. My day started bright and early this morning with my phone ringing at 2:40 AM... NEVER good news when that happens. It was my ex husband (father of my two oldest kids) His father dropped dead of heart attack at 54 years old. I immediately got on the phone to work to let them know I would not be in this morning... my kids were super close to their grandfather and I was unsure of how they would take it.
    I called work and was hit with another whammy... the evening supervisor who I have gotten really close to... had an MI at the wheel on her way to work and died! I dropped the phone on the floor. I was told that it was probably not the best day to not go in to work....
    We made the decision for me to go in and tell the kids when they got home from school today.
    So I get to work this morning and my ADON met us in the conference room to break the news to everyone who didn't know... The night shift person didn't bother to even tell them about my call... so I told her what was going on and she said "we'll see what we can do." That was the last I heard from her. Needless to say we all just kind of floated through our shift.. Thank GOD nothing traumatic went on today... dunno how we would have handled a crisis.

    Finally at 1 I went to the ADON to ask her if I could leave at 2:50 so I could be home at 3:15 when the kids got home from school... They didn't take it well at all and I am just exhausted from emotion.
    Sorry this was so long..I just needed to vent a little.
  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    How dreadful for you. My condolences to your kids grandfather and their grief.

    Take care.
  4. by   Kelly_the_Great
    Sapphy, :icon_hug:
  5. by   Roy Fokker
    :icon_hug: Sapphy

    And another one :icon_hug:
  6. by   dianah
    Sapphy, so sorry for your losses. (((((((((( hugs ))))))))))
  7. by   Katnip
    Sapphy, what a horrible day for you.:icon_hug:
  8. by   Jessy_RN
    Sapphy, nothing but best wishes going your way
  9. by   Thunderwolf
    It's OK to vent. Sorry to hear about all this.

  10. by   donsterRN
    Sapphy, you did have a bad day. I am so sorry for all that you're going through. Please accept my condolences for your losses.

    :icon_hug: Don
  11. by   adidas99
    Sapphy, u have my sympathy about both! Man what i day it sounds you had! So sorry!!!!