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I bursted into tears

Anonymous
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I'm posting this anonymously to protect identities.

I took care of a mom strung up on meth tonight. she had just given birth and her baby was going through withdrawals.  I walked over and saw the baby writhing in agony, going through withdrawals. I was told he was going down to the NICU to be monitored and weaned. I was polite and gave good care. I walked out of that room and had to go to the bathroom to be a little emotional. I then went about my job and continued to give care to my patients.  

I can't get his little face out of my head. I'm pretty tough and knew I'd see this sort of thing eventually on that unit. I thought I was prepared.

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:54 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:55 AM

bump

BuzzingBritta
by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:56 AM
5 moms liked this
I would punch her selfish cunt face!!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:56 AM
Awwww poor baby. I hope he will be OK.
MOMMY2ACR
by Gold Member on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:56 AM
That breaks my heart :(
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arixanismom
by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:57 AM
Things like this made me drop out of nursing school. I wanted to do peds but I dont think I could handle that. I was an aide for geriatrics and lost a pt and I barely got through it. Hugs!
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Josie.Grossie
by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:57 AM

=(

rphardwick
by Silver Member on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:58 AM

No words.  I'm sorry for his mama and for him but his mama doesn't need him right now .... she needs to get herself well before she can be a mama :(

shortycmlb
by Gold Member on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:59 AM

sad

702girly
by Gold Member on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:59 AM

Well I'm just glad there are people like you who are willing to deal with things like that and help people. 

Thank you.

BitterSweets
by on Aug. 11, 2012 at 2:59 AM
Sorry i feel you that would be tough
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