Very Sad Day…

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

aww no sad news for me today, but I’m so sorry for your loss! It sounds like you really made a difference in his life when you knew him

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Oh, I’m sorry. I have so much respect for staff at nursing homes, my grandfather is in a high level care facility and it’s such an emotionally-demanding place to be. So much sadness and loneliness too, you really come to realise that society – and life – just gradually leaves these folks behind. I always get that drop in my stomach when I walk past a resident’s room and the bed is empty, the room’s been cleared and you know they’ve passed. It’s nice that he had your friendship at the end of his life.

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Post # 5
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Worker bee

I am a nurse in a nursing home, and losing residents never becomes easy…many of them become like a second family to you.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m sorry 🙁

My  dad died in a nursing home. He was only there for about two days (couldn’t do chemo when he was still in the hospital so we took him to the nursing home) and an STNA held his hand while he passed…even though she didn’t know him at all, she had seen me and she knew that I was going to be right back, but there was a snow storm and I wasn’t back in time, and anyway she held his hand the entire time….I have never forgotten her face and I never will!

My dog’s dad passed away yesterday and today my dog inherited a bunch of his father’s things. Two beds and some toys, and his dad’s leash. It’s really sad to see my dog lying on it looking like he understands what happened.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

RenoSweeney24:  I’m so sorry. I completely understand how you feel as I used to work I the same environment. There is always one person who really speaks to you, and although it’s hard when any of them go, it’s hardest when you have a connection with them. 

the easiest way to deal with it is to remind ourself the reason you work there is to make the lives of the people you care for a little bit easier and brighter, and that hopefully you achieved that when they pass xxxx

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