I would love to share my short experience with all of you and say hello to everyone. Well to begin with I am a new baby LVN nurse and my first job of course is at a nursing home and rehab center (Most have some form of psychosis, past drug addicts, or were homeless people). I work the 2 pm to 10 pm shift and sometimes a little later since I am still new and trying to get the jest of things.
On my third day of orientation it was already late, when one of the CNAs comes to tell me one of the residents is very upset, and begins to tell them that there is a disaster coming and that her and the little girl are packing and leaving to go to safety. Since I was a newbie I thought nothing of it, knowing the resident a little I figured she was probably sun-downing (it's when a person with a form of dementia tends to change moods and becomes extremely disoriented.) Of course the nurses and the CNAs looked at me like I was crazy and told me that no usually when the little girl is around someone is going to pass on.
Right when they were explaining it to me the resident's red call light goes off, nobody wanted to go and check so I got up and said I would. After we followed each other to the residents room, I walked in there I seemed to feel a uneasy, but what scared me the most was that the blinds had been pulled down at child's level with the curtain sticking in the blinds. In my opinion I did not believe that the resident had done that... But as the CNA turned off her call light and it came right back on, nobody but I and the CNA entered the room: everyone stayed in the hallway looking in. I'm not going to lie it did scare me too. After that incident I felt like I was being followed out in the hallway.
We also have another resident who is schizophrenic and mumbles a lot of words... But this time when I passed by he stopped mumbling and just followed me with his eyes the whole time and did not speak at all, but it wasn't me he was following it was something behind me because he did not once look at me. I tried to blow it off, but it still scares me. The staff did tell me that not just one resident sees the child, but most of them do.
Just recently, (actually a couple of hours ago) I was doing Med Pass. I gave this gentleman his medicine, without giving out too much info about him; he had suffered from a horrible form of meningitis and now cannot function normally. He can understand you but he is unable to control his body movements or speak.
As I finished giving him his medication he grabbed my arm and began to motion with his eyes that someone was behind me. Of course I turned around to look and nobody was there, I sat at eye level with him and told him I couldn't see who was there, but he kept on holding on to my arm and kept on looking behind me.
Again it did scare me... But this time I figured someone was there because we have a resident who is actively dying... I do believe in supernatural situations and we will see what happens from now on... To me I think death is coming as a little girl or maybe it is an angel... I really don't know yet... Although thank gosh I haven't started working night shifts...