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Today in my role as nurse I wore many hats. Let me tell you a story about how the day went... #NurseLife
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Came in this am to discover my pt from yesterday had imaging overnight that revealed catastrophic injuries, along with her sepsis and multi-system organ failure
Within 1/2 hr her fiance approached me about calling in a chaplain, which I assume is to do final prayers. He informs me that he wants to marry her. Today.

I'm not sure b/c pt is sedated and fully ventilated, with no hope of waking up.
Spend next few hours calling chaplains/priests/ministers. Keep in mind it's Sunday AM and church is happening soon.
I find out that if we can show "intent to marry" that a ceremony can be performed. Photos of pt trying on dress are used. A minister agrees to come after church.
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Nursing, a thread:

Saturday- my kid and his family kicked my butt, wore me out, had me frustrated, emotional, overwhelmed.

Sometimes you advocate so hard, and people listen and don’t listen and challenge you and you leave exhausted.

I didn’t want to do it again on Sunday.
Sunday- I have the same kid back.
He’s sedated/intubated

I don’t expect many changes for the day, but the team had other plans so we end up cutting sedation & preparing for extubation.

These are all good signs. The family is excited. The patient is scared
I get the family to leave the room, and the patient nods and tears up when I ask him about his worries.

Seeing absolute fear in a child’s eyes pulls your heart harder than anything else. I hold his hand, pray with him, we listen to his favorite music, & put on a brave face.
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