Tuesday, October 20, 2009
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
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Friday, November 7, 2008
Posted by Rachael at 3:04 PM
Last week I started my labor and delivery rotation at Hackley and I loved it! I watched a birth and helped take care of Mom and baby afterwards. I walked out of the hospital realizing I made the right choice in deciding to become a nurse. Yesterday, however was a different story. I had a great patient and loved taking care of her all day, but we also have an RN that is in charge of the patient and we have to communicate with her and report out at the end of the shift. Many of the RN's seem very bothered by having students to work with, mine was one of them. I have a problem where I take every thing to heart and I really let the RN's attitude get to me. I need to work on this!
So on my way home from my cruddy day at the hospital, Gary called me and said Reid had an accident at his mom's today, but he was okay. Apparently he climbed on an office chair and grabbed an ink pen off of the desk..and then fell and the pen hit his eye. (makes my eyes water, just thinking about it!) So I get to my mother-in-laws house and realize that it must have gotten worse during his nap, because it looks bad! And I think if it looked this bad when it happened she would have taken him into the ER right then. So I instantly decide he needs to go to the hospital, and we end up taking him to the medi center. When we get there, they wont even touch him..they say he may need to have an eye specialist called in and the ER needs to make that call. So we head to the ER and as soon as I walk in the door they take one look at him and make us the first priority. When we get into the exam room the doctor looks all around his eye and does some tests on Reid to be sure his eyes are moving together. He doesn't think there is a fracture and it looks like he came a hairs width away from hitting his tear duct. Lucky boy. So as we are leaving and I am reading the paperwork, under diagnosis it states...Black Eye. Yes, my 2 year old baby boy got his first black eye. It's a good thing I am going to be a nurse, because I think my family is going to need one on a regular basis!
This isn't a very good picture of it, but he wouldn't sit still long enough to get a good one. I thank God it wasn't worse.
Posted by Rachael at 12:38 PM
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
At 5am the alarm clock goes off. I have to reach around Kennedy to shut it off, who at some point crawled into our bed in the middle of the night.
5:15am...Get on the scale...no change, I'm mad enough to eat a donut on my way to school.
6:45am...drop the kids off at my mother-in-laws house.
7:20...Get to the college...learn how to administer meds and injections. I think I am going to need my own injection just to do this to someone else.
11am...get a break from school, stop at Walmart to get badly needed cat food. Spend a ridiculous amount of time there and get into my car and realize I forgot the cat food.
Stop and see Jenn..dropping off some goodies for a friend of hers that is having a baby.
1pm...head home, wishing I could take a nap...but have to get the kids.
3pm ...start some homework and get dinner ready.
3:30pm...Gary is home from work. He brings me a gigantic fountain diet pop from Wesco. Love him for it, yum! I turn around from cutting up onion to find that Reid has preceded to draw a masterpiece in blue marker all over my bottom cupboards. I am so mad because the day before he took the same marker and colored my windows. I thought I threw it away!
4pm..get out Kennedy's shirt she is wearing for school pictures tomorrow. It's a very cute short, puffy sleeved turtleneck that I got at Children's Place. I love the shirt and bought it specifically for this day. I figure she better try it on though just in case its too big. Well I never saw this coming..she through a massive fit about it being a turtleneck. She said that it was choking her and refused to wear it. I was so mad, this was my plan and I had no plan B. After a lot of arguing, Gary told her that I had some lotion that we could put on her neck that would keep the shirt from choking her. He is good..it totally worked and everything ended up fine. I owe him.
4:30pm...everyone is watching Drake and Josh. They are trying to fit their entire fists into their mouths and Kennedy and Reid decide it would be a great idea too. Kennedy tries so hard, but can't do it...Reid tries and almost has it, when he suddenly pukes all over the couch! He couldn't fit his hand in his mouth, but he found his gag reflex.
4:45pm...dinner is done, Chili...mm,mmm,mmm....I think about how badly I want to eat a gigantic bowl of it as I scarf down a smoothie and head out the door to the college for my Anthropology class.
4:46pm...Drive to the corner and pass a sheriff car in the middle of the road. There is a kid in the road laying on his stomach, the sheriff is on top of him...looks like a gun/tazer(sp?) at his back. Wow...it's almost like COPS is filming here...we might be famous! I am so excited to see this I instantly call Gary..he will love it. (I also remind him to lock the door)
9pm..Get out of class...soo tired I am a little light headed and almost lose it right there in the hallway. I was so embarrassed. I probably should have eaten the chili and maybe even the donut earlier!
9:30pm..get home just in time for the end of Biggest Loser.
10pm...I start getting everyone's clothes ready for the next day. Kennedy has school pictures and I am making a barrette for her hair.
11pm...finish everything up and go to bed..
(weight update...I forgot to post last week and somehow I have logged it wrong. I also keep track of this on Nutrisystems website so I must have copied it wrong on here. I am down 17 lbs all together.)
Posted by Rachael at 8:57 AM