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Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room
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Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room

Doctors and nurses deserve all the credit for the work they do. After all, they’re the ones who save our lives and nurse us back to health. However, that’s not always the case and hospice workers are aware that their patient’s stay won’t end in a full recovery. While most people see such work as demanding and harrowing, this nurse created a blog to not only express her thoughts and feelings but also familiarize people with her work and experiences.

Recently, Gabrielle Elise Jimenez, the woman behind the blog “The Hospice Heart”, shared a heartwarming exchange she had with one of her patients and the story went viral. The conversation between the two detailed the patient’s experiences and loss.

Bored Panda reached out to Jimenez for more information and she replied with some additional details about herself and her writing. “I am a hospice nurse, currently going back to school to become an End of Life Doula, to be able to provide even more care to people at the end of their life and those who will be left behind,” Gabrielle told us about herself. “I love what I do… it isn’t easy, some days are deeply difficult,” she explained.

More info: thehospiceheart.net

Recently, a hospice nurse took to Facebook to share her interaction with one patient

Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room

“I started The Hospice Heart FB page because I wanted to create a safe space for people to be able to to talk about death,” the nurse explained why she created the page. “I am a hospice nurse and I find that I don’t have a lot of people who are willing to talk about it as much as I am, some are very uncomfortable, some are afraid, some are grieving a loss and don’t know what to do or how to navigate it… so much to work through with death,” she said, “I wanted to have a page that would offer comfort, support, education, maybe some insight.”

Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room

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Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room

“It has blown me away the reaction this particular posting has received,” Gabrielle shared. She also explained how she came across the image she used: “I wish I knew who created the photo, I found it on FB a few days before I posted it and thought it resonated so closely to what my patient had shared with me.”
“This page went from 1000 followers to 44,000 in just a few days. Most in part to this story I shared,” she credited the post as the reason her community started growing. “The thing I love most about the FB page is watching as complete strangers communicate with one another, sharing stories, comforting others when they hear their stories.”

Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room

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Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room

“My blog this coming weekend is actually about this, because I became acutely aware of the grief people experience from losing a pet,” Jimenez revealed. “The pain and ache is real, and very deep for those experiencing it.” The hospice nurse also discussed achieving her goal: “My goal was to get the conversation started, to build a village, a beautiful, kind community… and it is happening and I absolutely love it”.

Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room

Here’s how people reacted to the touching story

Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room

Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room

Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room

Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room

Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room

Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room

Hospice Nurse Shares A Story Of How A Dying Man Saw His Dogs And People Appear In The Room

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Ms.GB
Community Member
2 years ago

After my mom had surgery she lost her vision and started hallucinating. Mostly she saw animals and children, she would sit there and wave and say "Oh look at that little cutie pie." ..but there was nothing there. Once she saw an apparition that scared her so I walked over to the blank space she was pointing at and kicked that invisible apparitions ass...I'm sure I looked insane but hey I love my mom and when I say there's nothing I wouldn't do for her that includes beating the crap out of dust particles.

Viviane
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope your defence drove away the apparition. That was sweet of you. I babysat a little girl who thought there was a monster in the closet and wanted the door shut. I told her to leave the door open a little so that air could get in and the monster would relax and leave her alone. She started running in and out of the closet -- and looked back to see that no monster was coming after her. I had the same fear as a child, so it wasn't hard for me to play along.

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Bobby's Girl
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd much rather see all my dogs at the end than god. My dogs shared their joy with me in life. God? Not so much.

R L
Community Member
2 years ago

I would like to see both since both my faith and my dogs are a large part of my life. But it would not be heaven if my animals were not there.

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Daja Lindeman
Community Member
2 years ago

My dead dogs visit me in my dreams. I wake up crying as I remind myself in those dreams that they are dead. The same happens with my grandparents. My grandfather always smiles so happily when he sees me.

R L
Community Member
2 years ago

I have found myself doing that sometimes, the reminding that they are no longer alive. It is sucky and shitty waking up to reality.

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Ms.GB
Community Member
2 years ago

After my mom had surgery she lost her vision and started hallucinating. Mostly she saw animals and children, she would sit there and wave and say "Oh look at that little cutie pie." ..but there was nothing there. Once she saw an apparition that scared her so I walked over to the blank space she was pointing at and kicked that invisible apparitions ass...I'm sure I looked insane but hey I love my mom and when I say there's nothing I wouldn't do for her that includes beating the crap out of dust particles.

Viviane
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope your defence drove away the apparition. That was sweet of you. I babysat a little girl who thought there was a monster in the closet and wanted the door shut. I told her to leave the door open a little so that air could get in and the monster would relax and leave her alone. She started running in and out of the closet -- and looked back to see that no monster was coming after her. I had the same fear as a child, so it wasn't hard for me to play along.

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Bobby's Girl
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd much rather see all my dogs at the end than god. My dogs shared their joy with me in life. God? Not so much.

R L
Community Member
2 years ago

I would like to see both since both my faith and my dogs are a large part of my life. But it would not be heaven if my animals were not there.

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Daja Lindeman
Community Member
2 years ago

My dead dogs visit me in my dreams. I wake up crying as I remind myself in those dreams that they are dead. The same happens with my grandparents. My grandfather always smiles so happily when he sees me.

R L
Community Member
2 years ago

I have found myself doing that sometimes, the reminding that they are no longer alive. It is sucky and shitty waking up to reality.

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