I have been trying to catch up with all of you. I was sorry to hear of Stars struggles. Stars will have to focus on Stars (easier said than done). Then I was saddened with the decline in family member's health. I lost dad two years ago and it is still an adjustment. Tweety, I remember the days of being short staffed. Lil Nel, good luck with the job search. I don't know if they have nurse internships in KY, but if you decided to stay in tele, that might be really helpful or a good preceptorship program.
I have been busy and had my own animal drama. Two nights ago the pup was awake at 1 am and pacing in circles. I listened to her heart, checked tempt and knew something was wrong. At 2 am I decided to take her to emergency vet and as I was leaving saw a chewed tea bag on her rug in the hall. They checked her out, did VS, and said they thought I could take her home or I could insist on seeing vet. Well, I trust them and she settled down by 7 am. Once I found the tea bag, the behaviors made sense. The vet did not charge for the pup triage. I thought that was pretty nice.
I have also been out doing a lot of shopping and I need to start baking. It is time for latkas and Xmas in this diverse family!
I hope everything settles down for the group!