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  1. Nah, I'm guessing she's trying to create a little buzz so some partner in a law firm will say "Look at that go-getter! We need her on our team, let's hire her immediately!" Methinks she watches too many John Grisham films.
  2. klone

    ethical issue

    Didn't he have a healthcare POA? My husband is a hospice nurse, and I know that being on hospice is not the "kiss of death". He (and/or his POA) still has control over what medications he does or does not get.
  3. klone

    How many out there aren't religious?

    Me. I used to identify as a "buffet Christian" and now I identify as a Pragmatic Agnostic. It has never been an issue on the work front.
  4. klone

    claiming "against my beliefs" for immunizations?

    Where I work now, they did titers for everything. I have all my positive titers printed out on a sheet of paper (along with latest PPD date, latest flu vaccine, and that they gave me a TDap last year). It's very nice and handy to have. I keep the original in a lock box where we keep all important documents, and I make copies when necessary for school or employers.
  5. klone

    claiming "against my beliefs" for immunizations?

    11 years ago they weren't getting the MMR at 4 months. When my oldest was a baby (13 years ago) MMR was also given at 12 months. That was the AAP vaccine schedule recommendation. If there was a clinic out there giving the MMR at 4 months, they were going way against AAP vaccine schedule recommendations.
  6. klone

    claiming "against my beliefs" for immunizations?

    I have used philosophical exemption for my children (not all states allow this, I think it's around 25). So yes, I've used "against my beliefs". My older two children (13 and 11) are now starting to get some vaccines. I just brought my 13yo son in to get his second shots for MMR, HPV, HBV and Menactra.
  7. klone

    What does your spouse/significant other do?

    My husband is also an RN. He's the clinical manager for a hospice company. We joke that I bring them in and he takes them out.
  8. klone

    Starting to get tired of the unnecessary snark

    And I too will probably never refrain from...energetic disagreement. :) Mean for meanness' sake is just losing its appeal as I become an old fuddy duddy.
  9. klone

    Starting to get tired of the unnecessary snark

    Maybe I'm just getting old. Trust me, I can sass along with the best of them. I started on message boards at 4Chan, for goodness sake. But I think the longer I hang out on the internet, the less patience I have with just downright meanness. There is less appeal to "scoring points" than there used to be.
  10. And I'm the first to admit that I've been guilty of it (I even have a permanent demerit here for calling someone a butthead). But I've taken a few days off from AN and came back this morning and it seems like every third post has some real unpleasantness in it. I, for one, am going to try to make more of an effort to be more pleasant, helpful and welcoming to people when I post here.
  11. klone

    night shift and new puppy!! any tips?

    have you had problems housebreaking them? i have never paper-trained a puppy, because i think it creates mixed messages. i only personally know one person who trained their puppy on "weewee" pads, and at 3 years old, his dog still pees on a pad in the house. yuck.
  12. klone

    night shift and new puppy!! any tips?

    Oh, for goodness sake. Please, quit being so patronizing.
  13. klone

    night shift and new puppy!! any tips?

    LOL! I let my older dog out whenever I let the puppy out. More often than not, he stares at me while standing at the door, waiting to go back in. I assure you, my dog does not need to pee every 4 hours. Like I said in my previous post, he needs to pee about 3 times a day. Their bladders will not rupture, I assure you. They will piddle on the floor long before that happens. LOL.
  14. klone

    night shift and new puppy!! any tips?

    We got a new puppy late last fall, and I worried about the same thing. In reality, it was really only a couple months of waking up a few times during the day, and then he was housebroken and was able to reliably hang out with me in bed for much of the day. Now, at 8 months, he requires one outdoor visit at around 11am (which coincides with when I need to get up to pee, anyway), and then he's good again until I get up around 3 or 4. When he was still being housebroken, we would get up around 10, I'd let him out for 10 minutes, then I'd put him in his crate and put some earplugs in to block out the crying. I'd wake again probably around 1 or 2, let him out once more, and then he'd be okay back in bed with me until I got up for the day. A good rule of thumb is they can hold their bladder for as many hours as they are old in months. So at 3-4 months, I wouldn't make him go more than 3-4 hours without letting him outside. Once they're adults, it is variable upon the dog. Our 4 year old mix only needs to pee about three times a day. Having raised 3 babies and 3 dogs from young puppyhood, I am convinced that puppies are FAR more work than babies. With babies, they can pee in their diapers and you can plug in a boob when they're hungry and fall back asleep. Not so for dogs (unless you're weird). ETA: Oh my gosh. I'm embarrassed. I thought this was from April 2011. I see now it's from April 2010. I guess the problem's taken care of itself, huh?

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