Monday, November 17, 2008

Death Cycles

That sounds like the name of a biker gang, but that's not what I intended.

We are decidedly in a death cycle right now. In the last few weeks, there have been five deaths that were directly or indirectly connected with me. Yes, I realize that I work in a nursing home, but one of the deaths was a 26 year old grandchild of one of my residents.

I'm hoping that this doesn't last very long. In my line of work 1.5 deaths each week can add up to a big hole in your heart before you can catch your breath.

On the bright side, death cycles are generally followed by birth cycles. Next thing we know, a bunch of babies will be brought in to the world. At least it gives you something to look forward to.


allie d said...

I know of 4 babies that are currently cooking and will be born between April and July next year.

K. Tree said...

See? We just need to get through the winter.

Right after I wrote that post, I had another resident lose a daughter. She's holding up pretty well. I'm thinking I'd be a basket case.