Good Saturday Morning February 12, 2005

  1. Good morning folks.

    I'm at work, but we're adequately staffed and I have my orientee with me still. We have 8 patients. We were going to be short, but they played a dirty trickk on a nurse from another floor. She was asked to come in as her floor was short, she came in and they floated her here. She didn't want to leave us short handed, but she was understandable upset. This place is always the pits in the winter. I'll be glad when summer is hear and our "season" ends.

    opps...call light going off. bye!
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  2. 43 Comments

  3. by   nursemary9
    good morning, cyberfamily!!

    happy lincoln's birthday!!

    how about a breakfast??
    fresh coffee, decaf, tea, milk, soft drinks; beer & wine
    eggs, bacon, ham, sausage,canadian bacon
    lox and bagels & of course cream cheese
    white toast, wheat or 7 grain bread toast; english muffins;
    pancakes, french toast with a pinch of cinnamon & nutmeg;
    crepes with fruit
    fresh fruit--mango, strawberrys, bananas
    fresh squeeed oj, tomato juice, clamato juice
    whew!! that was a job

    oh--oh

    forgot
    hot & cold cereal--oatmeal, maypo, cream of wheat & farina

    & th best--
    cold pizza!!

    tweeety, my nite is calm also. we have 6 pt's tonite & even tho the hosp. is very full, we're ok

    i'll be back

    mary ann
  4. by   RainDreamer
    Tweety, hope your night at work is going ok, how much longer until you go to day shift? I bet you're ready for that.

    Mary Ann, thanks for the breakfast, you went all out! Hope your night at work is going ok too.

    I can't sleep at all, but I'm so exhausted. I keep thinking about what happened today at clinical. I feel like a wimp. I've always liked my ER clinicals and I could handle it, but today a burn victim came in, she was doused with gasoline by a guy that was stalking her and then he set her on fire, all while her 2 year old watched the whole thing. The little boy was ok, but she was transferred to a bigger hospital in critical condition. It was just awful I try to sleep and I just have nightmares about all this. I think I just need a good nights sleep and then I'll feel better maybe *sigh*
    Last edit by RainDreamer on Feb 12, '05
  5. by   nursemary9
    Dear Rain,
    I feel so bad for you that you had to be a witness to this awful tragedy.
    Of course you would be upset about this, I don't know any of us who wouldn't be.
    I'm not sure if I could sleep after this, either.
    I don't work in ER and never have except for my student experience whixh was back in the dinasour age!! This may be one of the reasons I don't.

    Honey, I don't necessarily think a nite's sleep is going to help you so much. You may need someone to help you work thru this traumatic experience.
    This is not something a nurse see's everyday--at least I don't think so.
    I wish there was more I could do or say to you that would magically make it better, but I think, only time will dull this horrific memory.
    My prayer s to you and your patient!!
    Please, if you feel like talking, do so--either with us or to a professional. I don't think anyone would consider it whimpy. You can even PM me if you need to.

    Tweety--Did your nite go Downhill?? I have the feeling it may have. Mine is still OK and it's almost 0400.

    We have had a monstrous number of trauma calls, tho--I'll bet we have had close to 10 all ready tonite & the late bars are just going to let out.

    Well, see you later.
    To you guys & all the Family yet to come, have a really great day!!
    Mary Ann
  6. by   weetziebat
    good morning all -

    tweety, glad your night is going o.k., but can certainly see how that nurse would be upset.

    mary ann, thanks for breakfast. unusual for you to have only 6 patients, huh?

    raindreamer, omg! how horrific. that poor woman and her poor child for having to witness his mother being set on fire. no punishment could be adequate to that crime. feel so bad for you too. know i would never be able to sleep after seeing that either. :icon_hug:

    well, i handed in my resignation yesterday, effective feb. 28th. feel good about it. it is time to move on from this job. looking forward to having a couple of weeks off too.

    dd is planning to have a garage sale soon so i hope to be able to add plenty of items. just have to be ruthless and not get sentimental - clear out all the stuff that just collects dust and takes up closet space.

    hoping for sunshine today so we can get the backyard cleaned up. wow! sounds exciting, doesn't it?

    see y'all later -
  7. by   FranEMTnurse
    tweety, good for you. you must have felt like you were on vacation. but that poor nurse who was floated to your floor sure got the short end of the stick. i'd be spitting fire.

    happy lincoln's day to you too, mary ann. wow, what a breakfast. i'll have something later. it's too early for me yet. i eat after taking my meds. it's easier on my stomach. i'm glad your shift went well.

    rain dreamer, :icon_hug: what a horrible experience! and you're still a student, aren't you? that'll be etched into your mind now. may i suggest you talk to some of the nurses who work in the burn unit section? they may be able to give you some advice. you definitely need to talk that down (debrief). if not, you may not be able to finish nursing school. and that poor little boy. how very traumatic for him! a similar thing happened to my nephew when he was around 6. only it didn't involve any human lives. the saw mill next to their trailor burned down, and it melted some of the siding on their trailer. he had to go to counseling all throughout his childhood after that. he would go into a trance, and you could see he was experiencing what he witnessed all over again.

    weetzie, :icon_hug:
    it's going to be so strange around here without you. oh how i hope you'll be able to have access to a computer once in a while so you can let us know how you're doing. we're going to miss you.

    good morning, pete. itchy and scratchy got me up again, so i decided to come say good morning to everyone before i get tired enough to go back to bed.

    umm, jnette. it sounds like some kind of a critter got into your computer and is messing it up for you. i have spyware stormer on mine as well as error guard to keep my computer running correctly. accuweather uses spyware stormer, and error guard corrects things that get messed up. hope you can solve the problem without too much fuss.




    well, i guess i'll go back to bed now. the itching seems to have subsided a bit. i'm going to have to ask my friend dave it there's any other anti-itch medication besides benadryl and atarax. neither of them work very well on me. in fact, benadryl iv stings like crazy when it's going in. see ya all later, maybe.
    Last edit by FranEMTnurse on Feb 12, '05
  8. by   RNPATL
    Good morning friends! Nice to post early in the morning and see so many "freinds" active and awake .... Tweety - how is school going? Hope all is going well for you. I am finishing up my class (first one since I returned to classes with UoP) ... looks like I am going to get an "A" for the course - woohoo!

    Next class starts on Thursday!!!!
  9. by   jnette
    OK... have NO idea what's been going on here for the past few days... :stone
    Stupid computer won't let me stay on more than a few minutes before giving me the white screen... aaaaaaaaaaaargh ! Let me see if I can post this, and HOPEFULLY I'll be back !
  10. by   DDRN4me
    good morning all!

    maryann..cold pizza! my favorite breakfast!(((thanks)))!

    tweety, hope it stays quiet. you too maryann, you must be exhausted from all that cooking!
    weetzie, glad things are progressing for you!
    rain, i am so sorry you had to see something like that while in school...my prayers for you and that family. i know it would bother me for a long time.
    fran, nice to see you!
    i am getting ready to work at the pedi office (i work 1 sat/month, been there >20 yrs and just cant say no..then i am doing respite tonite (another cant say no issue!)
    dds are both busy and dh not home,so only the dog and cat will notice i'm not here..can get homework done while my client is sleeping, too...talk about multitasking!
    well, better jump in the shower...take care all and have a great day! mary
  11. by   DDRN4me
    Last edit by DDRN4me on Feb 12, '05 : Reason: duplicate
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from mgallant
    good morning all!

    maryann..cold pizza! my favorite breakfast!(((thanks)))!

    tweety, hope it stays quiet. you too maryann, you must be exhausted from all that cooking!
    weetzie, glad things are progressing for you!
    rain, i am so sorry you had to see something like that while in school...my prayers for you and that family. i know it would bother me for a long time.
    fran, nice to see you!
    i am getting ready to work at the pedi office (i work 1 sat/month, been there >20 yrs and just cant say no..then i am doing respite tonite (another cant say no issue!)
    dds are both busy and dh not home,so only the dog and cat will notice i'm not here..can get homework done while my client is sleeping, too...talk about multitasking!
    well, better jump in the shower...take care all and have a great day! mary
    hope your day goes well for you, mary.
  13. by   suzanne4
    Went to bed at about 6:30 pm last night, too tired after driving for so long over both days. Just collapsed into my bed and slept until now. Will robably go back to bed or take a few naps later today. Do not have to be back at the hospital until Tuesday, thank goodness for that.

    Still thinking of breakfast food................

    Have a great day................ :Melody:
  14. by   Tweety
    Well, I'm home now. Things went o.k. I was to get a 9th patient, but I allowed it because the two of us were doing so well, and we wait several house and the patient arrives at 6:35AM, so the day shift is stuck with admission. Oh well, gotta love med-surg.

    Patrick kudos to you on the A!!!! School is kililng me right now as there's an overlap between two courses. But I'm pulling an A, but I still have not received a grade on my power point presentation which is 20% of my grade, but I'm confident of at least a B, which is fine with me.

    Rain, something like that would haunt me too. Anyone who is human would be affected by that.

    Hi Fran!!!

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