This article is based on the AskReddit question "Doctors & Nurses of Reddit, what was the creepiest last words you heard from a patient right before they died?" These answer are both creepy and heartbreaking.
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1/15. "But I don't know how to get there..." an elderly gentleman in hospice. Hadn't spoken in days. Died about 2 hours later.
2/15. Cardiac ICU: Had a gentleman who was DNR on comfort care. He was demented and was cursing like a sailor. He seemed to have moments of clarity and would ask to see his brothers (who were both passed).
After a particularly worrisome heart rhythm, he went back into a Sinus tachycardia and look me in my eyes and said "Hey, whats your name?"
So I told him my name.
"What do you do here?"
"I'm a nurse." After this, he was quiet for some time... then he said...
“I hate you."
And then he died about 20 minutes later.
3/15. "Get home safe, little one." It wasn't what he said - he said the same thing to me any time I had him as a patient for the evening. It was how he said it. He gave me this look and pause like he knew. The DNR's in my experience, always know when it's time.