Friday, May 16, 2008

the black hallway

Last night we had one hallway full of incredibly emotionally depressing situations. We had a 19 week demise with the patient and her significant other arguing the entire time about who's fault it was. We had a 30 week twins with suspected fetal hydrops that spent the entire night being justifiably frightened about her baby's future. The worst for me though was a nurse who had spent the past 4 years trying to get pregnant, using pergonal and IUI and had just found out yesterday in the office that she had lost her 17 week twins.
Depressing

3 comments:

AtYourCervix said...

That just sucks, sucks, sucks, all the way around.

It does seem like the deaths come in three's though, know what I mean?

L&DRNKY said...

I agree things like that come in 3's--maybe you're done for a while. What I hated was the patient I induced the other night for an IUFD who had been on the APU for a few weeks--intermittent monitoring. Had heart tones the night before--went to get a high risk scan in the AM and her baby had died. It's one thing to feel no movement at home--but to die while in the hospital is just horrible. Hoping things are better.

pinky said...

We have had a run of Iufds too.

 
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