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  2. Tweety

    Easter Sunday April 21 2019

    Hope you have a good night Nel and win some money at those card games. Our docs in med-surg intervene when they are greater than 160 or 170 depending on the doc. We have one doc that leaves a standing order for above 150. Sheesh. I understand a patient not being symptomatic, most people with high blood pressure aren't, but I don't understand not treating it. I wound up having a decent day. We were well staffed that I assigned the nurses one admission each and when the fourth one came, it was shift change, so I didn't do that one. I did help a lot of nurses get things done. I was assigned one difficult patient that fired her nurse last night because and called the house supervisor because she refused to give her Klonopin, Ambien together while she was on a PCA. Personally, I might have staggered them, but gave myself a good night by giving her the meds. I had ZERO issues with her, we talked about her losing her mother last year and she was quite pleasant. But I also can understand not wanting to overstate a patient and cause problems, but you have to take in it on a person by person basis. If someone has been doing this for years, to me it's a non-issue. If she sleeps she's not hitting the PCA anyway. But each nurse makes their own decisions. Ted, I've been thinking about your teeny tiny "critical access" hospital and I get that sometimes there is very low census and downtime. But that crazy state senator didn't need to be such a witch about saying nurses sit around playing cards. Also, what she doesn't seem to get is the small amount of resources, that the nurse has to birth the babies, do the EKGs, draw the blood, do critical care, float around to med-surg, be house supervisor on and on. Personally, give me a large busy hospital any day. OK, off my soapbox.
  3. Tweety

    Winning...the economy under Trump

    I sound like one of them socialists don't I? (misspelled post above)
  4. Tweety

    Presidential Election 2020

    Trump's Easter Tweet was about himself " Happy Easter! I have never been happier or more content because your Country is doing so well, with an Economy that is the talk of the World and may be stronger than it has ever been before. Have a great day!" and several about his victimhood in the "worst most corrupt Witch Hunt in history". Yes, I'm probably being catty and cynical but he really annoys me to no end these days. At least he showed some compassion towards Sri Lanka....but those were Christians that were attacked, so of course he would.
  5. Tweety

    Winning...the economy under Trump

    I should like one of them socialists don't I?
  6. dianah

    Easter Sunday April 21 2019

    Nel, that is HIGH blood pressure! IMHO it is not "normal" for her or anyone! Seems something else could be done, meds adjusted, to help attain a lower reading for her, and decrease stroke risk. Yay, Last Night!! I paid bills, went grocery shopping and put things away. Made a light lunch, have been reading. Pretty exciting, eh? Yup, that's me. I forgot to post, we had a wonderful time Friday night at the Hymn Sing. About fifty ppl arrived to sing, -- slightly less than our usual 200 or so, but understandable, as perhaps some folks wanted to attend their own church Good Friday services. A lot of hymns were sung, interspersed with some songs done by our band and by the House Band. Nice ppl, very nice evening. Have a good afternoon!
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  8. Lil Nel

    Special Council Muller Report

    The only "delusional logic" I have read, is that Trump is vindicated because at this time, he remains unindicted.
  9. Lil Nel

    Special Council Muller Report

    I never said "Trump wanted to commit obstruction." Those are not my exact words. Your beef is with Robert Mueller, dude, not me. Maybe you should write Robert Mueller a detailed letter, telling him your opinion of his report.
  10. Lil Nel

    Special Council Muller Report

    Just ran across this in the NY Post: Trump's Approval Dips To Lowest Level Of The Year His approval rating dropped 3 percentage points since April 15!!!!! The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted Thursday afternoon, into Friday morning, after the Mueller report was released. His approval rating is 37%. Looks like Trump not only didn't get a bounce after his "vindication," but most Americans dislike him even more! No wonder Giuliani was trying to make a case that there is nothing wrong with a political campaign getting a little help from the Russians. These are desperate times, indeed, for Republicans.
  11. Lil Nel

    Winning...the economy under Trump

    OMG, Tweety!!!! In other words, you believe in collective good of our society? It isn't all about YOU, and your few extra coins?
  12. Lil Nel

    Special Council Muller Report

    Wow. Giuliani was in rare form today! According to report on CNN, he made some treasonous statements on the Sunday news programs. Giuliani: 'There's Nothing Wrong With Taking Information From The Russians He was of course, referring to the 2016 political campaign waged by his boss, Trump. Where to begin with why Giuliani clearly has some loose screws? Maybe we should just co-govern with Russia. Wait!!!! The Mueller report showed that is already happening!!! So many Americans, in Trump's orbit, willing to form cozy relationships with an adversary. Nice. But hey, the enemy, are those brown folks at border. Sure.
  13. toomuchbaloney

    First word that comes to mind.....

    Portion
  14. Lil Nel

    Easter Sunday April 21 2019

    Hello all. Just woke up from a decent sleep. Hooray!!!! Last night!!!!!! Got a new patient last night, and I think she has malignant hypertension. She had bp readings at the outside hospital that were sky high. They still sent her on to physical rehabilitation!!! Her bp upon admission to us was 211/67. At the start of my shift, it was 179/62. She gets two anti-hypertensives with me, but also uses rescue inhaler, with albuterol, with me. BP spikes to 232/70, at 0230. I call the MD. He does nothing. He orders nothing. She is asymptomatic, so he will check on her in the morning. I give her Tramadol, as I have nothing else to offer that will possibly help. My coworkers are stunned by inaction of MD. During my last medication pass, I will give her two anti-hypertensives again, and her BP is 199/77. At shift change, her systolic is 211, again. OT refuses to get her out of bed. You understand why I say I don't do rehabilitation nursing, but med-surge? I wrote a detailed nursing note, and note to MD, so my butt is covered. But I am shaking my head. Patient is unconcerned, as these are "normal" readings for her. No, they are not normal!!!! I am sick of these patients interrupting my card game! Damn. I was on the verge of winning some money. Sad when you can't play a decent round of poker, at work. Last night!!!!! Safe travels to all.
  15. sharpeimom

    First word that comes to mind.....

    Fraction
  16. toomuchbaloney

    First word that comes to mind.....

    Not full
  17. dianah

    Easter Sunday April 21 2019

    Good morning all, Happy Easter and Passover! Joe, dh and I are discussing whether to trade our car in for a newer model. I won't retire for another two years and the car will be 7 yo then. Would kind of like to start retirement with a newer model, to last awhile. Big decision is, do we want a car payment??? It's nice not having one. You had a busy Saturday! Nice that choir songs and music went well! Good J is feeling better, enough to meet up! BC, hope you can relax today! We slept in yesterday and then picked up ds's and dil and drove to the Ren Faire. Walked around a couple hours there. It was much more crowded than when we went on opening weekend! I believe the crowds were due to it being "Pirate Weekend!" We got there too late for dh to sign in for the beard contest, Oh Well! Had to leave earlier than we would have liked, for dil had to be back around 5:30 for an appointment. It was still a nice day, not too hot, to be walking in a medieval town! Today is chores day and rest up for work. Have a good day!
  18. Fuzzy

    First word that comes to mind.....

    is empty
  19. SC_RNDude

    Winning...the economy under Trump

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/14/business/economy/income-tax-cut.html#click=https://t.co/gTGJXH4Rd7
  20. Joe NightingMale

    Easter Sunday April 21 2019

    Morning Busy day yesterday. Lots of cooking in the morning, then met dad for lunch. Then to church for choir practice and the Easter vigil service. Thankfully it only lasted an hour and a half. Choir did good last night, in spite of a challenging piece. Was nice to have the handbells with us Busy day today too. Choir and church again, with the same challenging piece in addition to another one. We'll have a trumpeter as well as the bells this morning. Then I'll go over to J's and we'll go to his sister's house. I'll also get to see J's new car, the dealer talked him into trading in the old one for a more upscale model Had some spare time yesterday morning to go for a hike as the weather was nice. Didn't see many birds, which was surprising. Perhaps it was because the spring was fairly cold
  21. SC_RNDude

    Special Council Muller Report

    According to you and others, his advisors kept him from obstructing justice. You said Trump wanted to commit obstruction. This would have been to cover up a crime he knew he didn’t commit. His advisors told him not to fire those he wanted to fire, and he followed their advice. I’ll add to that, Trump never invoked executive privilege. Mueller’s team interviewed whoever they wanted. By what delusional logic does that equal the crime of obstruction of justice?
  22. No Stars In My Eyes

    First word that comes to mind.....

    my mind
  23. No Stars In My Eyes

    Game of Groans

    How do you throw a Space Party? You planet
  24. We will stock to blaming Trump for his zero tolerance immigration policy as rolled out by Sessions.
  25. toomuchbaloney

    First word that comes to mind.....

    Matrix
  26. toomuchbaloney

    Winning...the economy under Trump

    This is a sad evolution of our societal nutritional habits, IMHO. Some urban areas have a relative lack of grocery store access. Poverty plays into food choices. We could do better.
  27. No Stars In My Eyes

    Game of Groans

    Here's a real groaner, and all the worse in that there is NO punchline or word play: "Astronauts from NASA's six Apollo moon missions left 96 bags of human waste on the moon." My thoughts: human's can and will foul any place, any where...(for instance, Danali's Great Thaw) and I wonder, will I ever be able to look at the moon in the same way, ever again? Kind of puts the kibosh on the moon's romantic image, doesn't it? Man-on-the-Moon, indeed. We don't need no stinkin' moon! To paraphrase: Ninety-six bags of astronaut poop / ninety-six bags on the moon / take one down and pass it around, / ninety-five bags of their poop on the moon....
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