This could have been me or you. :( - page 2

Last night, one of our sister units was super short (as were we) and we were calling each other for assistance throughout the evening. The phone rang again at the desk, and it was the charge RN, who... Read More

  1. by   Noney
    That family has my sympany.



    Noney
  2. by   barefootlady
    My heart felt sympathy and prayers go to this nurse and her son. How lucky each and everyone of us were today to see the face, hear the voice, and feel the touch of our loved ones.
  3. by   angelbear
    Please send my condolences to the family. I think that young boy is a hero and I worry that he will feel guilt. We really need to pray for his adjustment. I called my hubby immediately after reading this and cried my eyes out telling him how much I love him. Thanks for the advice and the reminder of how precious our loved one are and how quickly tragedy can strike.
  4. by   mattsmom81
    Quote from angelbear
    Please send my condolences to the family. I think that young boy is a hero and I worry that he will feel guilt. We really need to pray for his adjustment. I called my hubby immediately after reading this and cried my eyes out telling him how much I love him. Thanks for the advice and the reminder of how precious our loved one are and how quickly tragedy can strike.
    So very true. My heart goes out to this family. We can count our blessings.This woman and her family are in my prayers today. So sad what life can do to us in one instant. May God give them (and all here with losses of their own) strength, courage and comfort.
  5. by   ICUNurse11
    I feel that ever morning when we wake up we should be so thankful for what we have in life. Take a moment (even though we are usually rushed) to tell the one(s) you love how special they are to you. Put a note in your child's, husbands, or boyfriends lunch bag or in a briefcase. That note will probably make their day. Instead of fighting, try to compromise and be thankful that, that person is still in your life. Because when they are not there you will think back on all those petty fights and all the wonderful times you had with that person. So make most of those thoughts good ones......
  6. by   LauraF, RN
    My thoughts are with this family. That is soooo sad. Hubby and I make sure we always give each other a kiss goodbye and say I love you before we leave. We do the same with the kids. You just never know what can happen.
  7. by   nurseygrrl
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    ((((Ali))))), birthdays and anniversaries can be a bit tough can't they?
    They sure can...it even sneaks up on you, like you just feel kinda melancholy and then you realize...oh, it's THAT time.
  8. by   gypsyatheart
    Reading this brought tears to my eyes....so very, very sad. My heart goes out to that family. I know I am truly blessed, but it is true, one never knows.....
    They are in my prayers.
  9. by   FranEMTnurse
    This could have been me or you.

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    Last night, one of our sister units was super short (as were we) and we were calling each other for assistance throughout the evening. The phone rang again at the desk, and it was the charge RN, who was crying. Apparantly, her young son had come out and found his father collapsed on the ground. He'd called his mom (the charge nurse) and told her that his father was not waking up, and that his hands were ice cold. One of the MD's tried to talk him through CPR while he stayed on the phone, and another nurse called the ER to have an ambulance dispatched. The charge nurse had to go to the ER and wait for her husband to arrive. We got word about two hours later that he'd died.

    We started talking about how we'd left our houses before work- some of us had bickered with our spouses, some of us had given them or the kids a quick peck on the cheek, some of us had not seen our families at all for various reasons. I called my husband and as soon as I heard his voice, I began to cry, because I realized that though I'd kissed him on the cheek before leaving, I was rushing and he was occupied, and if that had been the last time I ever spoke to him I'd have been absolutely devastated.

    I guess what's on my mind this morning is how comfortable we become with our lives, and how unprepared we really are to deal with such tragedies. With that, I ask you to take a moment today and reach out to the people you love- look them in the eye and tell them how special they are to you. Touch them, memorize their smell, or how their skin feels, how they look at that moment; take a sensory picture.

    Also, if you don't mind, please add this woman and her son to your prayers today.

    Let's make our goal this morning to really appreciate, even briefly, how lucky we all are in our respective ways, and how paltry everything else is when you compare it to the love and affection of the people we are close to.

    This message took me back to the 911 attack. How awfully sad and shocking! If you can, will you give her a hug for me, and tell her I'm sorry to have heard about her loss?
  10. by   warrior woman
    I've been through this situation myself, and it's so very difficult. The last words I spoke to my dad were in anger, and 3 hours later he was sprawled out in the yard, whie I attempted CPR. My heartfelt and fervent prayers go out to this family. I know how very hard it can be.

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