Nurse breaks down after delivering stillborn baby in heartbreaking picture – Today News

Nurse breaks down after delivering stillborn baby in heartbreaking picture – Today News

 A heartbreaking and emotive picture of a nurse has gone viral as it captures the huge pressures facing hospital workers every week  The image shows a distraught woman, identified as Caty Nixon, sitting in a chair in tears having worked 53 hours in four days – and having just delivered a stillborn baby  Her sister, Laura McIntyre, captured her sister slumped in the chair, a plate of food on her lap and her hand wiping tears from her eyes  Laura wrote: “She’s gonna kill me for this pic, but can we just give it up for nurses for a minute?  “Caty just wrapped up her fourth shift in a row That’s around 53+ hours in four days. that’s not including the 1.5 hours she’s in the car each day  “She usually doesn’t get a chance to eat lunch or even drink much water, and she has to dress like a blueberry I mean, come on.  “She is so good at what she does that she often forgets how to take care of herself while she’s taking care of her patients ”  Laura said the image was taken in July after Caty came to her house after a particularly tough day  She had delivered a stillborn baby and Laura revealed the full extent of the emotional rollercoaster nurses have to endure every day  Laura added: “Have you guys ever really thought about what a labor and delivery nurse sees? They see great joy in smooth deliveries and healthy moms and babies  “They see panic and anxiety when a new mom is scared. They see fear when a stat c-section is called They see peace when the mom has support from her family – because not all new moms do  “They see teenagers giving birth. They see an addicted mom give birth to a baby who is withdrawing They see cps come. They see funeral homes come. Did you know that they have to make arrangements for the funeral home to come pick up the baby? I didn’t either ”  Her post has received a huge response from people online, after she ended by telling Caty and all other nurses that “you are SPECIAL You bless your patients and their families more than you will ever know. Thank you for all that you do ”  The post garnered more than 21,000 comments and 124,000 shares. Laura received messages from across the world and said: “I just think the positivity of it is the most amazing thing Just to spread love,” she said.  Caty, a labor and delivery nurse at Medical City McKinney, in Texas, told reporters: “The way Laura writes and puts the emotion of pictures into words is just astounding to me and I just think she did it so perfectly with that picture ”

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    A SisterFriend texted this video in quotations below with her words to me on Monday evening 10.21.2019.
    "GN Sis!! would hVe preferred you seeing ***it with Lester, however, this may be a more detailed view!!
    Thanks for your service Sis, it is what it is🙏🏾💝❤💕🙏🏾
    Watch "Nurse breaks down after delivering stillborn baby in heartbreaking picture – Today News" on YouTube"
    After watching this video it made me think of the good, bad, ugly and that unfortunately a career in the field of nursing can sometimes be thankless, but also a highly rewarding field to serve others, many times when those served are at their worse & vulnerable. Nurses in many cases become like family and/ or advocates to those who have no family or for whatever reason family/ friends refuses or are unable to visit the patient.
    I remember early during my career that started as a Graduate Nurse in mid 1979 and a RN, BSN in early 1980 hearing it said that nurses were a dime a dozen, but knew then, though not with same awareness that I had today that nursing is not just a job, but a special calling that not many, especially men confirmed by census numbers, have responded to this calling.
    I worked briefly as a Pediatric RN during the early part of my active career. Over time as I started understanding more about myself, being a highly sensitive individual and/ or Empath made it more difficult to be a pediatric nurse. So along the way, out of the many settings that I have worked in as a RN, I found that CHN/PHN, especially working in the Well Baby Clinic, was more suitable/satisfactory for me.~~~
    ***She was referring to NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on Monday Night 10.21.2019!~~~~

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