Work has been extremely busy, and I had the most awesome weekend ever on top of that.
Tonight wasn’t a good night, though. One of MY patients passed away and it was an incredibly emotional night for me. He held on all damn night until around 10:30.
I’m very happy he’s not suffering anymore, but I’m definitely going to miss seeing him every day. You know?
His wife’s grief very nearly consumed me. I could feel it just pouring out of her and it hit me very hard…and then, combined with my own grief at losing a beloved patient, I just lost it. I had to walk into my hemiplegic’s room and just ball my eyes out in the space between the curtains separating the two patients.
I started sobbing again when I was in my car, halfway home.
It was a very difficult night, to say the least.
BUT! Like I said, I’m very happy he’s no longer suffering. So, I do take a lot of comfort in that.
Hug your loved ones tomorrow, okay? Tell them you love them. And, after that, go out and do something nice for someone for no other reason than to be nice.