I decided to eat breakfast at the hospital cafeteria since I had run out of avocado and cottage cheese, and thought it might be a good idea to have something in my stomach before driving home after shift number FOUR IN A ROW (LOL). It was a smart choice. While I was eating, I got a call from the ward clerk because I forgot to turn in my phone. I was so tired, and in such a hurry to get OUT of there, that the thing stayed in my scrubs
pocket. Thank goodness I hadn't gotten out of the hospital. The food at the hospital cafeteria is amazingly cheap. I had scrambled eggs, a biscuit and a BOWL of grits for $1.48. Is that obscene????
Took care of five patients last night. One of them was clearly a psychiatric patient. She was a combination of OCD, paranoia, and borderline. She actually called me into the room to tell me her pump wasn't pumping "the way it had been." I explained that the pump is set at a rate, which you can clearly see, and that it was indeed pumping at that rate, and nobody had changed the rate. This was in addition to needing to know how frequently her BP would be checked, reminding me BEFORE I disconnected her IV that I needed to scrub the hub with alcohol before reattaching it, and a host of other things.
I spoke to her daughter about this behavior (in a nice way, of course) and suggested perhaps her mother was just anxious about upcoming heart cath. She shared that her mother is always this anxious. That was what I thought. I feel sorry for the woman's family. This level of anxiety would indeed be very hard to live with. Of course, it would be hard for the patient to live with that level of anxiety too.
We were terribly busy. We got four, maybe more admits starting at 0230. And one of our nurses got pulled to the ER.
Came home and SLEPT, Stars! Glad you got sleep too. Hubby was chatty? I LOVE it. It's good that the aches have disappeared. May they be banished forever!
BC - I had no doubts that your application would be approved! Congratulations. Hopefully, your boss will cooperate with your London plans.
Joe - Hope you get the news you want regarding the future of your job, and good luck with the church search. Why has J been fostering this dog for so long? Where are the human parents? I fostered an orange tabby cat years ago named Nelson Brown. Of course, he ended up becoming my child. He was such a little tough cat. He traveled from Oregon to MA with his original owner. I got him in MA, and he moved to Iowa with me. During the drive to the Midwest, he stretched out across my arms while I drove. He had such personality! I loved him, fiercely. When I got a second orange tabby cat in 2000, I named him Lil Nel, in honor of Nelson Brown.
Nursej- Those mountains are indeed beautiful! Wow. You are very fortunate to be able to drive out easily to such beauty. Lovely, just lovely. Thanks for sharing. Let us know how you like the book about Henrietta Lacks. Hers was an amazing, yet unfortunate experience.
Tweety - I hope you make it to Hot Yoga Monday!
Dianah - What is your practice schedule for the week? Jam plans for the upcoming weekend? I know you have written about the 20-pound Manx, but I am still stunned by thought of a 20-pound cat. Is it at least fur weight?????
Next on agenda, Big Boy care! He's getting groomed today!
Hope everybody is having a good day.