I'm a bit ahead, but going to walk the dogs briefly to settle them down because they are so excited I'm home. Around 6:00pm I got real hot, thinking "this isn't good" I took some tylenol and went to work because it's way to early to call in. One hour later I'm 101.8! So I had to be sent home after 8 hours. I'm bothered because I had to the the floor short as they weren't able to replace me. My orientee and the charge nurse have my six patients, plus the charge nurse has three patients of her own. Another nurse has 9 patients.
They all were very supportive of me however, but I still feel bad.
Spouse gave me the flu, we share everything. :chuckle
Good night. I slept all day, but something tells me I'll be able to sleep at night.
Right before I left a patients mom gave me the "I'm a CNA, and I can tell you aren't taking proper care of my son!". Me: "What does he need?" Her: You haven't been in here in three hours". Me. "I beg your pardon, I was just in here 30 minutes ago, but I didn't approach the patient because he was sleeping (didn't want to tell her I was still febrile), so I checked his repsirations, and felt he was fine." Her: "You're lying and I will be going to administration in the morning!". Me: "I've been a professional nurse here many years and I am not a liar, and that we'll have to agree to disagree and end this conversation. My name is Tweety (name withheld for confidentiality
) and the manager's name is....but rest assured...blah blah blah...." I was so angry. I hate when people in the profression disrespect others in the profression like that.