Doctors And Nurses Are Revealing Their Patients' Most Haunting Last Words

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Vote up the most haunting last words.

Doctors and nurses understand that all life must come to an end; however, when the end is near, their patients don't always go silently. Doctors, nurses, and people present at a loved one's passing are revealing the chilling final words that they've never managed to forget.

Some posts have been edited for length and clarity. All posts come courtesy of this AskReddit posted by u/maaraa_h.


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    They're Here...

    From Redditor u/silntdreamer:

    I had a patient screaming out, "They're coming to get me!" and calling for help. He passed shortly after.

  • 2
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    Not Looking Forward To A Reunion

    From Redditor u/msmojo:

    I worked in a nursing home, and a lot of the people who were dying saw their spouses who had passed before them.

    One lovely old lady said her husband was in the room, and when I told her it was okay to go with him, she said, "Oh no, I hate him! I'm scared of him!" and started to cry. All I could do was hold her hand and tell her I would send him away.

    She passed very shortly after that with a smile on her face. I hope he wasn't there for her.

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    Seeing Familiar Faces

    From Redditor u/KaiThePokemonMaster:

    My great-great-aunt passed in July 2015 at 88. A little before she passed (not sure of the time between this event and her passing), she was talking to one of her kids, and at one point, my great-great-aunt looked at the window, [then] looked a bit shaken when she looked back at the child she was speaking to.

    She said, "Nora and Red are here to get me, and I'm not ready yet."

    Nora is my great-grandma and Red is their sister, Velma. Velma's nickname was Red because of the color of her hair.

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    An Invisible Visitor

    From Redditor u/surgeric:

    I heard my patient talking to herself, so I [went] in [to] check on her. She said she was talking to her deceased husband and said, "You don't see him? He's sitting in the chair."

    Sent a chill down my spine, and then she coded a few minutes later. It didn't help that it was on night shift and I was standing near the chair when she said it. Had me so spooked since I'd only been a nurse for a few months.

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    An Awareness Of What's To Come

    From Redditor u/KneeDragr:

    My grandmother grasped the nurse's hand and said, “I think I’m going to go now.”

    The nurse was telling her no, she was doing much better and would likely leave soon, but my grandmother was gone before she could finish her sentence. She knew.

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    A Reunion With His Wife

    From Redditor u/bedroompopprincess:

    I had a patient whose memory had been fading for years. It’s weird, right before a patient dies, sometimes they’ll suddenly be doing a lot better.

    Anyway, he thought I was his late wife. I played along and just listened to him while he recalled his engagement, his wedding, his first childbirth, and a few other memories for me. At one point, he [said], “Oh! Irene, there you are! Sorry, you know my eyes aren’t as good as they used to be."

    He looked at me and said, "Well, thank you for listening to an old man tell his stories. I hope you have great stories to tell one day, too. I’m coming, Irene.” And then he passed.