Good Morning Saturday April 30th!

  1. Good morning all! All premium members are welcome to come and say a few words, or a lot of words, about their day, their life, whatever.

    I'm working today and tomorrow, so that's my weekend.
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Good Morning Tweety - I'm working this weekend too. It is pouring rain and 51 degrees.

    Hopefully the rain will keep folks out of the ER.

    I'm hungry - who's cooking?

    steph
  4. by   NorthER,RN
    Good morning all! Tweety, sorry to hear that you're going to be working all weekend, I hope that you get a break during the week.
    Steph, I can make toast, but that this point you'd be best to make your own brekkie, as I'd be likely to fall asleep and burn everything. Can't believe that I scheduled a dentist appointment during my night shifts - hope they don't mind if I fall asleep in the chair. Nice to have a dentist that works Satuday mornings.
    I hope that those who have the weekend off are enjoying their time off in good weather; and for those who are working the weekend, well I hope that you manage to get in a bit of sunlight! Steph - rain hasn't ever kept anyone out of our ER - just brings 'em in colder and more miserable. Sigh.
    If April 1 is April fools day, what does that make April 30th?
  5. by   leslie :-D
    mornin' guys,

    this morning i have a lawyer coming to my house at 10:00.
    in 2000, i witnessed a colleague of mine being electrocuted by plugging in an 02 concentrator.
    i was the only one in the room (except for the pt) and she had asked for my help so a nsg asst came and told me that so and so needs me.

    when she plugged it in, there was a loud explosive noise....ultimately she ended up losing consciousnesss and was seizing for hours, right up until the very slow paramedics arrived and even after, according to the cna who escorted her in the ambulance.

    so now it's finally going to trial and i am the first witness up on the stand.
    the atty is going to coach me ( i would think) and then i'll be picked up by cab on wednesday.

    i remember when i had to go and give a deposition...i forgot the exact words the facility's atty said about me but inferred i should be a lawyer myself.

    i do remember in the deposition there was sev'l people there and a couple would try and twist my words but i didn't feel the least bit intimidated at all; i guess that showed.
    i want to see this nurse get what she is due.
    never, ever heard from her again but did get a thank you card from her dtr about saving her mom's life....obviously that was not the case but boy, i'm glad i was there......imagine what would have happened if she was alone w/the pt and this happened. as so many nurses and cna's told me, God sent me as her angel. i'll tell you, i kept on reliving the events for sev'l months-it's a horrible thing to witness.
    i'll get to see her wednesday but obviously won't be able to talk w/her. lovely,lovely woman.

    after he leaves, i'll putter until visiting hours for tiff.
    hope everyone has a great day.

    leslie xo
  6. by   phn92
    Good morning all!!!

    It's been so long since I have been on here!
    Leslie, Good Luck on your court case! I'm sure your friend will appreciate your support!

    I have been so busy with the remodel! We have been painting the downstairs. I need to finish the kitchen today, the flooring is coming on Monday! When I get done with this painting, I MAY NEVER PAINT AGAIN!!!!!! We are just using one color, so it's pretty easy. I am hoping we may be able to move some stuff back in next weekend. We still have the utilily room and bathroom to do. They can't start on the bathroom until they get the master bathroom done! We need some way to take a shower at least. It's looking pretty good, DH is upset about some things and is dealing with the contractor. I told the guy he wouldn't get any more money until he finishes the job to our satisfaction!!!! It's all the little things that are not done! I will be so glad when this is done!!!

    I'd better get busy and PAINT!!!! I hope everyone has a wonderful Saturday!
  7. by   URO-RN
    Good morning everybody. LOoong time since ive post in here.



    Yesterday was my 33rd bday. Had a great time. Nothing big just my dh and kids a veggie pizza and soda and dvd of the incredibles. Pretty cool movie, good message, I recommendto everyone.

    Having a rummage sale today....looking foward to gettin' rid of a lot of stuff ....what does not sell will go to charity.

    Well, here's some coffee: and donuts

    Some chocolate for Tweety since he has to work sat and sun:

    Have a great weekend!

    Jo
    anne
    Last edit by Jo Anne on Apr 30, '05
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Jo Anne - thanks for the coffee and donuts . . . .

    I forgot to mention that along with today being very rainy it is also OPENING DAY OF FISHING. Our area is famous for fly fishing . . .

    Usually it is very busy . . . . I'm still hopeful the rain will keep people home.

    I do have one patient on the way with a possible kidney stone.

    steph
  9. by   URO-RN
    Quote from stevielynn
    Jo Anne - thanks for the coffee and donuts . . . .

    I forgot to mention that along with today being very rainy it is also OPENING DAY OF FISHING. Our area is famous for fly fishing . . .

    Usually it is very busy . . . . I'm still hopeful the rain will keep people home.

    I do have one patient on the way with a possible kidney stone.

    steph
    You are welcome.

    I would love to try fly fishing.

    I've heard that Northern Cali is so beautiful....
  10. by   Ms.Hobbes
    Good Morning! I don't think I have ever posted on the good morning thread but thought I would today. Sorry to hear some of you have to work this weekend I have worked at an outpatient surgery center for the last three years so I am lucky not to work weekends, but sad to say it is pouring rain today and I had high hopes of yard work My husband is a highschool track coach and today was to be his schools annual track meet for which they have been preparing for all week, but due to the rain and the fact that they do not have an all weather track they have had to cancel. We have had calls to our house since about 0530 this morning. So much for sleeping in today.
    By the way we are having eggs, potatoes and coffee if anyone wants some Hope all have a good day, working or not- Amy
  11. by   Ms.Hobbes
    Quote from Jo Anne
    You are welcome.

    I would love to try fly fishing.

    I've heard that Northern Cali is so beautiful....
    Northen California is a beautiful place, I have lived here for several years. Fly fishing is quite popular we have people from all over come to fish.
  12. by   mcmike55
    Morning all!!
    Trying to rain, again, here in Ohio. Sounds like today is it for a while though. Good thing my hospital is going smoke/tobacco free tomorrow, we are having a community celebration, including a 5k run/walk. I'm handling PA announcement duties. Glad it's going to be dry, hate mixing water and electric!! :chuckle
    Jo Anne, got a cinn. roll, if I'm eating donuts, may as well go all out! Good luck on the sale. I was going to have a yard sale Memorial day weekend, but can't get the time off to prep. Looks like it will be a Aug./Sept. pre-school sale now.
    Les, hang in there. Any legal run in causes stress, even though you're not on the hot seat. Sounds like you did good...
    Bad luck I guess Tweet, just the "cross" we have to bear being nursing. Weekend, holiday's etc. Funny how our families learn to adjust. My in laws and kids all did. My girls grew up learning what "on call" meant at an early age. All of our friends are amazed when my wife and I arrive in the same vehicle!!
    I just came off Friday night OR call at 7 this morning. Slept all night, thank goodness!!! Didn't get done until around 9pm. 14 hours in OR total! The last case was a tendon lac, that seems to me could have waited for day shift, but the ortho doc couldn't wait I guess. Funny though, he did have to wait until around 8 pm to do it!!
    As of right now, I don't have to work my other job (radio station) sooooo it looks like I got...a day off!!
    If I've made some typo, sorry my puppy is trying to take a nap on my keyboard. Koda woke me up at 8 am to go out. An 8 lb puppy standing on your throat is very effective!!! :chuckle
    Have a good one you all!!!!!!!
    Mike
  13. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from earle58
    mornin' guys,

    this morning i have a lawyer coming to my house at 10:00.
    in 2000, i witnessed a colleague of mine being electrocuted by plugging in an 02 concentrator.
    i was the only one in the room (except for the pt) and she had asked for my help so a nsg asst came and told me that so and so needs me.

    when she plugged it in, there was a loud explosive noise....ultimately she ended up losing consciousnesss and was seizing for hours, right up until the very slow paramedics arrived and even after, according to the cna who escorted her in the ambulance.

    so now it's finally going to trial and i am the first witness up on the stand.
    the atty is going to coach me ( i would think) and then i'll be picked up by cab on wednesday.

    i remember when i had to go and give a deposition...i forgot the exact words the facility's atty said about me but inferred i should be a lawyer myself.

    i do remember in the deposition there was sev'l people there and a couple would try and twist my words but i didn't feel the least bit intimidated at all; i guess that showed.
    i want to see this nurse get what she is due.
    never, ever heard from her again but did get a thank you card from her dtr about saving her mom's life....obviously that was not the case but boy, i'm glad i was there......imagine what would have happened if she was alone w/the pt and this happened. as so many nurses and cna's told me, God sent me as her angel. i'll tell you, i kept on reliving the events for sev'l months-it's a horrible thing to witness.
    i'll get to see her wednesday but obviously won't be able to talk w/her. lovely,lovely woman.

    after he leaves, i'll putter until visiting hours for tiff.
    hope everyone has a great day.

    leslie xo
    Yikes! What a horrible experience. But in all of it, it must have given you a good feeling that she survived, didn't it Leslie? I know I did when I saved a preschooler in our local Walmart. I was told that I was her guardian angel too. I never talked to the mom. She was too busy comforting her frightened little girl. I just left, and I'm glad I did. I didn't need anything but what I was feeling at the time. I'm glad that you'll finally get to see her though.
  14. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Franemtnurse
    Yikes! What a horrible experience. But in all of it, it must have given you a good feeling that she survived, didn't it Leslie? I know I did when I saved a preschooler in our local Walmart. I was told that I was her guardian angel too. I never talked to the mom. She was too busy comforting her frightened little girl. I just left, and I'm glad I did. I didn't need anything but what I was feeling at the time. I'm glad that you'll finally get to see her though.
    according to her atty, she has notable damage and can never work again. but that experience further vindicates my belief that we are here/there for a reason and again, God had His hand in this. i really don't know the extent of this nurse's damage but it really bothers me when a facility/organization denies any accountability. i hope i can keep my big mouth shut. when the atty was asking me questions this a.m., he kept on coaching me with words like " don't say that" and i would respond "oh i would never,i'm just telling you".
    he was asking me questions as if i was on the stand and here i was responding as if we were chit-chatting. it took me awhile to catch on but an hour later and many "don't say that", i finally got it. :chuckle
    there are 2 other witnesses that are coming w/me-the 3 of us are being picked up at 8:15am- the other 2 are cna's that work there so it will be wonderful to see them again.....play catch up on all the juicy gossip. wonderful cna's too. just wonderful.

    i have to get ready to visit tiff....visitng hrs start at 2p. we'll talk later.


    leslie

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