Doctors share the ‘creepiest’ last words from patients right before they die

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Medical professionals have taken to social media to share the ‘creepiest’ last words they’ve heard from patients in their final moments in this world – with some admitting they’ll never be able to erase them from their minds

Working as a doctor is a noble profession – but it also comes with its ‘creepy’ moments as you experience life and death in ways many others don’t. It has prompted a curious social media user to ask those who work in the medical profession “What were the creepiest last words you heard from a patient right before they died?”

In response, more than 2,000 doctors, nurses, and carers shared the emotional last words uttered by their patients before they moved on. One user said: “Surgeon here. A man on his deathbed kept repeating “the body is in the woods next to the oak tree” over and over until he passed.

“The police were notified and searched some woods behind the man’s house but never found anything.” Another user added: “I’m a nurse and was previously working at an assisted living community on the dementia/Alzheimer’s unit. My very favourite patient had been declining pretty steadily so I was checking on him very frequently.

“We would have long chats and joke around with each other, but in the last two weeks of his life, he stopped talking completely and didn’t really acknowledge conversation directed at him at all. I finished my medication rounds for the evening and went to see him before I left. I told him I was leaving for the night and that I’d see him the following day, and he looked me in the eyes and smiled so genuinely and said, ‘You look like an angel.’ I thought it was so sweet because he had not seemed lucid in weeks.

“He died the next morning. It really messed with me.” While another medic recalled the three moments that’ll stay in their mind forever, saying: “An 83-year-old woman that said ‘My mum’s here. Are we going?’ She died a few minutes later. Another older lady said “I think I’m going to die today…” we took vitals, and everything seemed fine. She was stable. She had a heart attack a couple of hours later. Not her last words, but the last she ever said to me.

“The last one is definitely the creepiest. A nice old lady told my CNA she wanted to wear all white. When asked why, she said ‘The man in black is here’. She looked in the corner of the room. The CNA looked, but there was no one there. That’s when I came into the room. We asked her to describe what she was seeing and she said ‘he’s in all black, and he’s got a top hat on’.

“Then she whispered ‘and his eyes are red’ while her eyes moved across the room to directly behind the CNA, like she was watching him move closer to us. She died later that night. But it was unexpected. That room creeped me out for a long time after that.”

Sharing another patient’s heartbreaking words, one user said: “I work in a cardiac ICU. We had a patient who had a pulmonary artery rupture (a rare, but known complication of a Swan-Ganz catheter). One minute he was joking around with us and the next bright red blood was spewing out of his mouth. His last words before he died were “why is this happening to me?” It still haunts me years later.”

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