Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tonight I am so sad......

Oh I feel so sad. So sad and so emotionally wiped out. And on top of that it is the Christmas season and it is always sad for me at this time of the year. When I got to work today I discovered that one of my residents had passed away over the weekend. She was only 58 years old. 58 YEARS OLD! That is only a few months older than I am right now. Too young to die. And too senseless! She had been in our nursing home for almost two years now....she was an MS patient that could not be taken care of any longer in her home by her husband and children....too busy! Anyway, she had become part of our family and her death at such a young age just seems so senseless to me. What is the point in all of it, I ask? She has left a huge void on my unit and I grieve for her......


  1. (((((((((((((Paula)))))))))))))))))

    I am sorry for your loss.
    Death is sometimes so difficult to understand and come to terms with.

    I'm glad this lady had someone like you who loved her in her life.

  2. It's the hardest part of our profession, isn't it? I'm thinking of you...

  3. I am sorry Paula! I think I know who you are talking about thru past conversations and I am really sorry for your loss. That is the bad thing about Nursing Homes you get attached to those patients more so than in a hospital!!



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