Ruby Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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  3. by   Davey Do
    My Dad often said to me, relating to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, that "all great men were born in February".

    Coincidentally, both his and mine were in February.

    Today would have been my Dad's 88th birthday.

    Happy Birthday, Dad. Where ever you are.
  4. by   Joe NightingMale
    Morning Ted

    Kinda in a blah sort of mood, not sure why, seems to have started last night

    Yesterday was busy at work as expected. Hoping today will be OK as everyone is back from vacations

    Exercised, ran some errands, and contacted the groomers to see if younger cat can get an appointment for next Monday

    Also spent some time looking at the convention schedule to see what events I want to attend. Will also have to figure out when I'll leave on Friday

    J is still looking at flights to Colorado, looks like we'll stick with our plan to fly out of Chicago, we'll have to skip the first day of the reunion as I expected
  5. by   Tweety
    G'day!

    Disciplined myself to do housework before social media so I wouldn't get behind and distracted. Already did two loads of laundry, cleaned two bathrooms, washed dishes and swept and mopped the house (no carpet). So I'm sitting and relaxing a bit.

    I'm behind on housework because I took yesterday off after yoga to enjoy the lovely weather and spend time at the beach and have long at a beach bar/restaurant on the beach. Lovely day.

    I left my bowling ball at home and had to use a house ball and I totally sucked at bowling last night. Good thing was my team mate sucked too so we lost all the games. It's a good thing because I would have hated to be the only one that sucked to make us lose. LOL

    Have a great day!
  6. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Morning all. . .

    Long weekend, even though it was the same schedule I always work. I have a pt in hospital for a minor surgery which we are hoping will make a major difference. I understand this pt can't help it, but having to re-explain the events of the previous week and what led up to the hospitalization and procedure. . .like 18 times in five minutes, and, well, by the time I got through with one "round" it was necessary to re-explain the explanation. YIKES! But I got through all that and now have four days off. but have a few appt's and errands, so I won't be totally structureless. Right now I have to go by the office, go by the pharmacy and go buy dog food. I'll be back later.
  7. by   herring_RN
    Good morning Davey, Joe, Tweety, and Stars.
    Back is feeling pretty good with capzasin patch. I'll do exercise class.

    I just walked both dogs this morning during a break in the rain.
    Along with many bothers I'm praying for a 13 year old who was walking neighbor's dogs during a break in rain over the weekend when a big tree fell on her. She's in comatose in critical care.

    Decades ago, when I was an LVN, I cared for a young man who ran his motorcycle into a pole head first. He was in a vegetative state on a vent, tube feedings, and posturing in our unit for eight months until his insurance hit the million dollar max.
    Then one of our nurses accompanied him to his former home in Europe. The trip was paid for by his parent's church.

    More than two years later, when I had finished my RN education, I got a call from the supervisor to come to my former unit after giving report.
    He was walking and talking! Just a little weakness on one side. He said, "My parents tell me you took care of me every night. You sang my favorite songs with them. You were so nice to them."
    He had finished college!
    So many never wake up, but we just don't know who will be the miracle.
  8. by   Ted
    Good Afternoon -

    Just got done showering (along with a couple of other "S's") after doing a mid-afternoon power-walk with Amy. I feel both clean and tired (not to mention the pain from achy muscles)! LOL!

    "Good-Bye Ruby Tuesday. . ." LOVE that tune!

    Had a relatively "Q" night at work last night. Off for the next three nights. Don't have anything planned except for some much-needed house cleaning.

    I've had a few people approach me to do various audio and/or video recording projects, which is super cool! Seems like the month of March is filling up with all kinds of creative endeavors.

    The play that Amy is in is opening this Thursday. The name of the play is, "Skin Deep". It premiered in an Off-Broadway work-shop about 14 years ago. As we were doing the power-walk thing together, Amy was telling me ALL about the rehearsals. . . which involves the play itself. I pretty much know the play without seeing it! LOL! I plan on seeing my loving wife do her acting stuff next week. Should be fun!

    herring_RN - Oh My GOSH! I hope your 13 years old friend recovers! I have a friend who suffered significant brain damage after bicycling, head-first, into a tree. He, too, was in a coma for a number of weeks. Eventually he woke up. Now?!? He's functioning near to his normal self. He has an interesting personality change and is very friendly and full of smiles (not that he wasn't a friendly person before his accident). Who recovers and who doesn't recover from significant brain injury remains a mystery. A "Miracle" might be one explanation.

    NSIME - It does require great patience to explain and re-explain and re-re-explain things to the person with memory issues. Often I'm OK with this. But with my father experiencing memory issues, I find myself a little less patient at times. It's those times that I really need to work on keeping that professional detachment while maintaining compassion and patience. It ain't easy, sometimes.

    Tweety - I can appreciate the importance of using one's own balls when bowling. . .

    Joe - Seems like you had quite the busy day. Hope your mood is brighter.

    Davey-Do - Happy Birthday to your father! I still think of my Mom on her birthday, too. Her birthday is two days after mine, in March. She would be 82 (or 83???) this years. Peace to you, Davey-Do, as you hold fond memories of your Dad today.

    Peace to all who travel here today!

    Ted
  9. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Oh my! That poor girl having a tree fall on her! How awful!

    And WOW! about the former patient who literally 'came back".

    When I was in nursing school, there was a guy who had been in vegetative state for several years and he scared the crap out of some nurse when she was giving his meds through the g-tube. He opened his eyes and said, "Hello." The doctor was equally stunned. The patient later told the doc and his parents conversations he'd heard them have at his bedside. It was wonderful, but also pretty eerie!

    Ted, I gotta tell ya, that last hour of the shift I could hear the tone and timber of my voice rising with frustration, wanting to say (but not saying) "I just TOLD you that!" I agree with you, though, it is a little harder to tamp that frustration down when it is your own relative. Family members of various patients have occasionally commented that they didn't know how I could do my job, because THEY couldn't. I'd tell them that the difference is that *I* get to go home at the end of a shift.
    Last edit by No Stars In My Eyes on Feb 21, '17
  10. by   herring_RN
    Ted and Stars: I don't know that girl and her family.
    I saw it on the news. I have attended mass at their church.
    The parents are so thankful for the many prayers being said.
    My sister put on Facebook that we prayed for her, her family and friends.
  11. by   Davey Do
    My heart goes out to them, herring.

    I loved your story of the patient who recuperated and got back to you. You singing songs with the patient's family sort of exemplifies your personality; who you are.

    Thanks for the kind words regarding my Dad, Ted. Dad visited me in a dream this afternoon and gave me an idea for a fun thread. I think I'll call it something like "Who would play you in a movie?"

    See you there!
  12. by   herring_RN
    Quote from herring_RN
    Good morning Davey, Joe, Tweety, and Stars.
    Back is feeling pretty good with capzasin patch. I'll do exercise class.

    I just walked both dogs this morning during a break in the rain.
    Along with many others I'm praying for a 13 year old who was walking neighbor's dogs during a break in rain over the weekend when a big tree fell on her. She's in comatose in critical care.

    Decades ago, when I was an LVN, I cared for a young man who ran his motorcycle into a pole head first. He was in a vegetative state on a vent, tube feedings, and posturing in our unit for eight months until his insurance hit the million dollar max.
    Then one of our nurses accompanied him to his former home in Europe. The trip was paid for by his parent's church.

    More than two years later, when I had finished my RN education, I got a call from the supervisor to come to my former unit after giving report.
    He was walking and talking! Just a little weakness on one side. He said, "My parents tell me you took care of me every night. You sang my favorite songs with them. You were so nice to them."
    He had finished college!
    So many never wake up, but we just don't know who will be the miracle.
    That girl is on her way to recovery! Click and watch and listen!:
    Irvine girl, 14, walks out of hospital two months after being struck by falling tree
    Irvine girl, 14, walks out of hospital two months after being struck by falling tree - The Orange County Register

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