I Sat Next to Someone As They Died

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 207 People

    I've Seen Way Too Much..

    I have been a paramedic for almost a decade now.  Sadly, I have no doubt that I couldn't recall how many dead bodies I have seen or how many deaths I have personally witnessed.  I have been present on a few that I felt honored to be a part of.  I once had a 94 year...
    Malcontent Malcontent
    1 Response May 17, 2009

    My Gramps

     he died in august of 2000.he had cancer.i had been by his side for months along with my mother.one day he didn`t wake up,i looked him over and realized he had a stroke.so when his nuse came i informed her.he stayed in a coma for a week.then he died .i watched as he took his...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    1 Response Oct 26, 2009

    Bittersweet Farewell

    My Mom had been in a coma for a few days, she was battling Cancer.  There wasn't much chance in her getting any better, her lung colapsed and she could no longer breath on her own.  I had to make the decision I so hoped I would never have to face. I talked it over...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    2 Responses May 17, 2009

    My Mother.

    At the age of 9 i watched my mother die. Its a day i will never forget, its always there in the back of my mind. I was in the fourth grade and my mother was anorexic. Being nine i had no idea what that was. I just knew my mom was thin as a rail and never ate. And on the off...
    AlissaKunis AlissaKunis
    18-21, F
    Aug 27, 2012

    Took Care Of The Dying (for 5 Years)

    I was a Hospice CNA, if you do not know what that is it stands for, it means Certified Nursing Aide, and Hospice meant, 6 months or less. No one I took care of was going to get better, no matter the amount of prayer, science, or wicca for you people who are into that, would save...
    MoriartyWolf MoriartyWolf
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 22, 2011

    A Mothers Love

    My x husbands mother and I really had a hard time understanding each other throughout my marriage to her son.  But she also was one the most supportive mothers I had ever met.  Her life was a very tough one and I could not understand some of the decisions she had made...
    snowberry75 snowberry75
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2011

    And It Sucks

    My father died of cancer a few years ago. He was terminal, and they took him to another room so we (the family) could be with him in their last minutes. When he entered the other room, he didn't breath. His jaw sagged. He had died. I remember behaving like a stupid, crying and...
    shrock shrock
    Sep 19, 2009

    The Greatest Gift My Mother In Law Gave Me.

    Now my husband was an only child and he lived off and on with his mother they were very close.He was a mammas boy.My mother in law was not always good to me,as there was a jealous factor there.She really never wanted anyone else in her sons life.Me on the other hand constantly...
    christinekibby christinekibby
    Mar 2, 2012

    About 4 years ago, I was a rookie firefighter

    in rural Georgia. I was scheduled to go on vacation in Florida the next day. It was after lunch when tones dropped for an MVC (motor vehicle collision) with entrapment and injuries. I jumped on the rescue truck and we rolled out to the state highway where the wreck was. We got...
    albatross33 albatross33
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 6, 2014

    Watching Them Pass On

    This story was 26 yrs ago,I married my wife and being young and fit thought we'd be around for many years to come,I gained a daughter along with a wife,then a son.Little while latter my wife told me we were going to have another baby,but then catastrophy She was diagnosed with...
    thecarer thecarer
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2011

    Many Times

      I worked as a Respiratory Care Tech. for ten years, usually on the grave yard shift while going to college. I have watched a lot of people die. Sometimes we even made bets as to how long it would take…DD
    Dewduster Dewduster
    66-70, M
    4 Responses May 16, 2009

    Have held Kids In The Er

    while there were dieing from drug over odses as we tried to svae there lifes more then once of held people as they ask if they were going to die at accidents as they walked the bridge just so they did not die alone i just was not able to do that to my wofe when she was killed or...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Sep 6, 2012


    I was three years old and my grandfather was dieing of liver cancer.  I didn't get it at the time, but as I look back I am extremely sad that I didn't, but also grateful.
    Phasmati13 Phasmati13
    13-15, F
    1 Response May 16, 2009

    Tomorrow Would Have Been Your 48th Birthday!

    Dean...  I still miss you even after 14 years...   Your daughter will be sixteen this year!  WOW...  I still can't believe that...  Your memory lives on with me everyday...  About once a week..I think I've got to call you and ask you about so...
    tks tks
    36-40, F
    21 Responses Aug 25, 2009

    It Was So Very Sad

                                            It was one of the worst days of my life...
    flourlady111 flourlady111
    46-50, F
    4 Responses May 16, 2009


    Many more than one... 
    Knightmedic Knightmedic
    46-50, M
    Nov 30, 2009

    It Was My Father

         Om January 4th of 1994; I stood beside my father while he was in a medically induced coma as he lay on his death bed in UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. 3 days before he had his 3rd, 4th, or 5th heart attack in his life. He even had triple by-pass...
    Snookybear Snookybear
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 23, 2009

    Not Exactly.

    When my grandfather slipped into a coma they brought him home to die, as he'd requested.  It was seven days before Christmas.  My father lived with his parents and I'd come to spend the weekend with him, like I always did.  I watched the ambulance unload my...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 17, 2009

    Yup, My Mom, Feel Lucky To Have Been With Her Though

    It was strange watching her die. I stayed the night with her, and kept checking on her. I remember every little thing step by step, the day before, and up until the next day at 11:10 am when she passed. I got to see her smile, and see her laughing the night I stayed with her...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious
    22-25, F
    Mar 25, 2012

    Lonely Old Woman

    Four years ago I ahd a family now they are all gone and I am left alone sometimes it is so bad I feel like just falling off the clift and leaving what I have left which happens to be my little dogs and cats. What do I want just a family home in the country and my son to see how...
    dogdogma2000 dogdogma2000
    Sep 20, 2010

    My Uncle...

    Technically, I was across from him, but the living room was very close quarters.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    9 Responses May 16, 2009

    I Fought For Him

    my bro passed april '08... he was 34 he had a stroke sept '07... left him paralyzed on his left side. he had stopped taking his high blood pressure meds. our family is not the richest and money was an issue... he graduated w/his art degree but had a tough time supporting his wife...
    islanderguy islanderguy
    Sep 30, 2009

    I Yelled At Him In His Last Moments...

    My name is Kayla. This story happened when I was only 12. His name was Hikaru. He was a transfer student from Japan, very kind boy. He was 13. Hikaru was only half Japanese, the other half of him was Italian. A very unique combonation. He had pale skin and bright, blue eyes...
    xsk8r1212x xsk8r1212x
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Dec 19, 2009

    He Loved Me Beyond Death

    My husband died March 31, 2002.He had been sick with lung cancer since the prior summer.   In the last year of his life we spent every minute together that we could.We had already decided that my husband would die at home.  That morning he woke up and he told me that he had...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Aug 20, 2011


    My older brother Raphael passed away when I was 12 and he was 14. I remember that day so well. It was one of the times that our father had kicked us out of the house. My other brothers were at work, so it was just me and him. It had been snowing all day and the temperature was...
    WhoMadeWho WhoMadeWho
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 31, 2013

    In December Of 1994.....

    I was at the hospital with the rest of my family. My grandmother had had her second stroke. I was pregnant with my first born and a month away from having her. I went in my grandmother's hospital room to see my aunts, cousins, and mom crying. I looked at her in her bed and saw...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 2, 2010


    For those who haven't witnessed somebody die from cancer, be thankful. It's ******* horrific. Mum was in hospital, and we knew she was going to die soon. In the week leading up to her death, she was hallucinating heavily (she had a lot of brain tumors), she wasn't breathing...
    BettyValentine BettyValentine
    22-25, F
    5 Responses May 16, 2012

    More Times Than I Care to Think About

    I worked as a paramedic for 8 years in both urban and rural settings. I helped many people. Some I could not. Sometimes, they were obviously dead when we arrived and their was nothing we could do to help. If there was any possible chance to bring them back, we did everything...
    FilmandVideoGuy FilmandVideoGuy
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Aug 27, 2009

    I Just Didn't Sit Next to Her I Held Her..

    This is going to be hard to write... Like my title says I just didn't sit next to her I held her in my arms. It was my little sister, she was my little angel, more like my own child, when she was in the hospital (if you want to know more go and read my other story http://www...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX
    22-25, F
    Jul 23, 2009


    He was dying of lung cancer. The last week he was on oxygen. He started having long pauses between breathes towards the end. We had the tube for his oxygen elevated along the curtain rod of the window behind his bed so it wouldn't get any air bubbles or get tangled. One of us...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses May 16, 2009

    Hanging On

    I am watching my father die. I am still numb most of the time.  He fell in June while he was visiting my brother in Italy.  He went into psychosis and started hitting people and trying to get away. My brother was finally able to get him stabelized enough to get him on a...
    Muse4U Muse4U
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2009

    January 3, 2006 At 3:45 Pm

    27 days before my 20th birthday I watched my mom draw her last breath.  From 2000 when she had her first heartattack that nearly killed her till the day she died, was in and out of hospitals.  I had spent more time since I was 13 to nearly 20 next to my mothers...
    Keket Keket
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 31, 2010


    My grandfather died in 2002 from Lung Cancer.... It's funny how quickly things can happen.. He went in the hospital in Nov. 2001 with pneumonia the x-rays showed nothing.  When he went back in Dec. 2001 he had lung cancer and by Feb. 2002 he was gone from my life forever...
    juggalett juggalett
    26-30, F
    Aug 27, 2009

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