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How To Save a Life…

Today was one of those days at work where I couldn’t help but wonder what I was actually doing for my patient.  In the world of the ICU, there is a fine line between life and death, and sometimes I question the means to the end. The end in this case, being life.

I’m not a parent, so I can’t imagine doing everything possible to keep your child alive.  But perhaps, even with my medical background, I’d make those same decisions and go to extreme measures.  I left work feeling very sad and empty, torn between knowing this is someones’ child, and questioning how much I let my patient suffer today.

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  1. Christine says:

    While there's nothing I can really say to ease your pain Mar…just know in ur heart that there is something bigger than us driving the car of life. You did everything you had to do, even though ur heart and head were on opposite planes. As nurses we see AND feel it all the time…and some patients make a bigger imprint on our lives than others. The trick is knowing why and knowing we've done all we could. Hope that helps darlin! 🙂

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