so i get to the hospital yesterday at...2:45 pm. fully intending to park my car and walk in. "Lot is full" signs were up in EVERY SINGLE PARKING LOT. time...2:53pm. so i go to the parkign garage. the entire FREAKING garage is full. all 6 levels. time? 3:05. attempt to leave garage, throw the ticket at the lady and say "i'm late for work, the lots are full, you NEED to tell me where to park!!" she says...well normally you'd go to lot 5. (lot 5? Lot 5?? WTF is lot 5? i was already at lots 1-864?) i say okay, where is that? well it's right around here. but don't bother. it's full" ARRGHHH!!!!!! WHERE IS IT NOT FULL!?>?!>???!! at the end of this asinine conversation i end up parking across the street in the dental center parking lot. but not before my cell phone rings at 3:20. "hey are you coming to work?" "Well yes i thought i might, but i need somewhere to put my car!" thankfully many people were having problmes with this so it was understood. after i swipe in at 3:30..... i find that the girls i work with had wrote out my assignment for me and were holding listening to the tape for report. (GOD i love them. ) i totally wish that was the end of my crappy night. oh no, it was just beginning. i get report that a little sickle cell girly on my assignment was to get 315cc's of PRBC's. no big deal. nurse leaving says, i'm just waiting for it to come up. ok. so it comes up. i get it set up and go into the room. the kid doesn't have a fargin IV!!!!!!!!!!!!! um. was i supposed to give this kid the blood to drink? thanks, day shift. i love you. so i track down the nurse that gave her to me (she was doing a 7-7) umm hey....what happened to that IV i put in last night? oh it infiltrated this morning abuot 9. oh ok. so you knew she was getting blood today and left the iv out anyway. since 9am. ok. JUST WONDERED. so i put an IV in. (not an easy process in a screaming child alreayd miseralbe cause of SCC.). go to do my baseline vitals before the blood. temp of 39.7. fan freaking tastic. end up fighting with the residents about weather or not to start the blood. he says give her tylenol and start it, she needed it hours ago. wait, what? hours ago? so i check the order. written at 11AM. it was now 5PM. she left the blood for me to do for 6 freaking hours. just because i'm young and new don't f*ck with me like this!!! it's not fair to the kid, first of all!!!! to make a long story not quite at long, kiddo had to get poked again for cultures...managed a TMax of 40.2, residents wanted me to turn the blood off for an hour then restart it (yeah no, sorry, you want it to go in over 4 hours, i can't leave the blood out for 5 hours...it does expire)....girly dropped her sats to 76 an hour after the transfusion....and the whole time the nurse that had her on days was sitting at the desk complaining about what a rough day it was. Vegas, let me hold your purse.