Monday, May 14, 2007

  1. Good Morning!

    Hope all you moms had a good day yesterday. I got my mom a gift certificate for a pedicure. I told her we could get one together and make a day of it.

    My 2 new nieces got baptized yesterday. The 2 oldest were horrible and had to take them out of church. Screaming and whining at the top of their lungs. Right then I knew I owed my mom alot - I'm sure I did my fare share of whining and screaming in the day. Come to think of it, I still do.

    Unfortunately, I ended up having to do the heimlich(sp) and a few rescue breaths on my niece Kennedy. She choked on a pretzel. Out of 15 people there I was the only one who had any clue on what to do. Thank God I was there, I don't want to think about what would have happened had I not been there. Thankfully, she's fine. She came to and asked for more pretzels. Was running around 2 mins later. It's different to do it on someone you love soooo much than to do it at work. I can do it at work and not bat an eyelash, but after doing it to my niece my knees were jelly and I had to sit down.

    Think I'm heading to bed. Hope you all have a great day!
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  2. 36 Comments

  3. by   Roy Fokker
    Good morning!

    I'm at home today - was supposed to be at work. But then my heart acted up and for no silly reason, decided to go into sinus tachy... .and stay there!

    Scared the pee out of me! :uhoh21:

    Prolonged tachycardia is not a very pleasant feeling! Uggh!

    Goodness Beth! Sounds like quite a day! Glad to know the kiddos are safe


    I think I'll putter around the computer some... don't want to watch my hockey. My Sabers are taking a pounding
  4. by   DDRN4me
    Morning friends!!

    (((Roy))) hope the tachy is slowed down!! scary!! have you had that checked out by your md???? we mommas gotta know!!

    ((Bethin)) i know what you mean!!! its always harder when it is a loved one that needs us!! good that you were there!!

    had a wonderful crazy weekend now back to the old grind...as a BSN!!
    hope everyone has a happy productive day!! Mary
  5. by   RGN1
    Wasn't Mother's day here in the UK - that was last month but it was nurses day on Saturday - not that anyone other than a famous card chain was promoting it!

    Still -I got a lovely bunch of flowers delivered from my best friend, the doc on our ward bought us all pizza for dinner & another colleague bought in chocs -so all in all turned out pretty good really!!

    Today I'm on cloud 9 because my beloved football (soccer to most of you lot) team pulled off a great escape - beating the champions & avoiding being relegated to the league below. So despite the fact that hardly any of you have a clue what I'm talking about I'm giong to say it anyway - "UP THE HAMMERS!!" & well done West Ham United!!!

    Roy that sounds scary - I hope you're going to get some follow up checks done!

    Bethin - what a day!!! At least you were there & kept your head! I know what you mean about the aftermath - I was like that after we'd got someone back from a cardiac arrest on the ward - absolutely fine while it was in progress but afterwards had to sitdown in the staff room as I was shaking so much - adrenaline an amazing thing!! Anyhow - well done you!

    Hope everyone has a great day - one thing I know is there's no-one gonna wipe the smile off my face today!
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from bethin
    I ended up having to do the heimlich... but after doing it to my niece my knees were jelly and I had to sit down.
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    ... was supposed to be at work. But then my heart decided to go into sinus tachy...
    Hey Roy, take good care of that!

    Quote from DDRN4me
    ... now back to the old grind...as a BSN!!
    hope everyone has a happy productive day!! Mary
    Why did you say it that way and with an upside down smile? I think I missed something along the way lol

    Quote from RGN1
    I was like that after we'd got someone back from a cardiac arrest on the ward - absolutely fine while it was in progress but afterwards had to sitdown in the staff room as I was shaking so much - adrenaline an amazing thing!

    My first emergency was when I was a Sr. in nursing school. I did all the right things and got the person tx to ICU quickly - afterwards my instructor and I were standing in the hall and I started giggling uncontrollably! She was a nun. Thankfully she told me it was normal, that people react differently, and that it was the adrenaline... I felt like such a creep til she reassured me!
  7. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Mornin' Y'all!

    Bethin....how terrifying! I only hope I actually know what to do if that ever happens. ....Which I hope I never have to find out!!



    Nothing much going on today. ..I guess another boring, quiet day until the kiddos come home from school.


    Y'all have a great day!
  8. by   ertravelrn
    Bethin..I understand, had to do that to my grandson, choking on a chip..perhaps kids shouldn't have those?
    Roy..read about your experience in your blog....hope you are feeling better
    Mary..does that mean you went from an adn to a bsn? thats a good thing right?
    RGN1..glad your in such a good mood, sounds like you had a nice nurses day, had to tell my family, they had no idea..still didn't get anything..not that I was expecting anything, but love to give the family a hard time
    Zoe..how are you? are you getting rest? This is the first time I have had time to get on here, busy, busy night at work..get to head home in approx 30 mins....
    Fun2Care..enjoy the quiet time, and enjoy the kids when they get home
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from ertravelrn
    Bethin..I understand, had to do that to my grandson, choking on a chip..perhaps kids shouldn't have those?
    Roy..read about your experience in your blog....hope you are feeling better
    Mary..does that mean you went from an adn to a bsn? thats a good thing right?
    RGN1..glad your in such a good mood, sounds like you had a nice nurses day, had to tell my family, they had no idea..still didn't get anything..not that I was expecting anything, but love to give the family a hard time
    Zoe..how are you? are you getting rest? This is the first time I have had time to get on here, busy, busy night at work..get to head home in approx 30 mins....
    Fun2Care..enjoy the quiet time, and enjoy the kids when they get home
    Hi ER

    Slept poorly on account of being sick! (more on healthier living thread I think it is). Have a dentist and a counselor's appt today, otherwise I would be back in bed right now! But - I think I will forego the laundry, at least til this eve.

    Glad to see you, drive carefully! Are you going "home" home?

    xo
  10. by   sirI
    good morning!






    do i want to work today??




    so, having my


    hope ya'll have a good day.
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Yesterday (I think it was) someone mentioned lilacs - and so, I uploaded some images of lilacs and other fleurs from a few springs ago. Seeing these always makes me happy (not sure which are the best pix so you will have to put up with them all lol)














  12. by   zuzi
    OMG is awesome, I fell the smell, is incredible.... You make my day!Have a nice beautiful monday and enjoy your lilac! I will going to find some on the market.
    Last edit by zuzi on May 14, '07 : Reason: more adding
  13. by   muffie
    hi possum possee

    i'm vegging today after working all w/e
    tammy is purring on my left shoulder...i love being a kitty-mom
    roy...take care of that buddy...no caffeine for you !
    bethin...bet that was very scary...but nice to hear from you...how is your health and your health care pursuits ?
    zoe...the pix are gorgeous, thanks

    hi to everyone else...hope your monday isn't too brutal

    ttyl
  14. by   donsterRN
    Good morning!

    The lilacs are beautiful!

    I'm leaving in a minute to go to campus; my A&PII final awaits. I'll be back in a couple of hours and will visit then.

    You all be well and be blessed.

    Peace and love.

    Don

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