Thoughts and Prayers for my coworker

  1. I just received a call from the woman I work with's daughter saying she would not be in again today, she was crying and I could hear loud shouts and crashing in the background...her handicap son (23 or 24 yrs old I think) was destroying the house. She's been having problems all week and hasn't been to work, but I guess it's become out of control today and someone was coming to pick him up...not sure who she meant, but my heart is hurting for their family and for her daughter.

    She's only worked here about 5 months and I don't know her "real" well, so she doesn't go into a lot of details about her son...but her daughter explained a lot to me and was worried Barb would lose her job since no one knew the full extent of the problems and why she's been gone. But thankfully management is very understanding so it won't be problem...instead in her absence I've been asked to pick up the slack...a whole other thread

    I don't really know what to say to her, so I figure lot's of thoughts and prayers may be better! I appreciate it.
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  3. by   duckie
    My heart goes out to her, prayers are on the way for her, her family and for the extra work you'll be doing to help her. (((((HUGS)))))
  4. by   LasVegasRN
    May God protect her and guide her through this difficult time!
    So good of you to be concerned!

    Hey - Love your avatar!! You look mahvelous!
  5. by   zudy
    May God bless her, and all the moms who have children with special needs. Thier job of mothering is never done.
  6. by   researchrabbit
    A card saying you miss her when she's gone might be nice; always lovely to know people are concerned about you in a nice way!

    You DO look mahvelous!
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by lausana
    i just received a call from the woman i work with's daughter saying she would not be in again today, she was crying and i could hear loud shouts and crashing in the background...her handicap son (23 or 24 yrs old i think) was destroying the house. she's been having problems all week and hasn't been to work, but i guess it's become out of control today and someone was coming to pick him up...not sure who she meant, but my heart is hurting for their family and for her daughter.

    she's only worked here about 5 months and i don't know her "real" well, so she doesn't go into a lot of details about her son...but her daughter explained a lot to me and was worried barb would lose her job since no one knew the full extent of the problems and why she's been gone. but thankfully management is very understanding so it won't be problem...instead in her absence i've been asked to pick up the slack...a whole other thread

    i don't really know what to say to her, so i figure lot's of thoughts and prayers may be better! i appreciate it.
    how kind of you! yes, i will pray for her and her family.
  8. by   bestblondRN
    How sad for that mom......my prayers go out to her and her family, and to you for caring about her.

    My heart goes out to any mom with a special needs child--those moms are truly special people!
  9. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    Hey - Love your avatar!! You look mahvelous!
    :imbar Gracias!
  10. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by bestblondRN
    My heart goes out to any mom with a special needs child--those moms are truly special people!
    Definately, I can't even begin to imagine

    Thanks for all the replies...I hope to hear good news, or at least improved, from her tomorrow!

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