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Saturday August 10, 2019

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Good Morning!

Stars, I hope stopping the medication makes it somewhat better for everyone. I think your stress and aggravation can't be helping your pain.  

I had a nice day off.  Went to the gym, shopping and cooked three things...a bean and potato cajun sloppy joe, a tofu scramble, and a quinoa, roasted beet and chickpea dish.  All were good, so I'm set for the weekend.  With all that cooking, I decided to try the new vegan Whopper called "The Impossible Whopper" that uses the brand "Impossible Burger" and it was real good.  Uncanny how they came up with a vegan burger that tastes exactly like the real thing.  

I thought maybe they would try to cancel my shift today since I'm in overtime and they did not.  I didn't want them to.

I hope everyone has a great day.

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Morning Tweety.  That's a lot cooking.  Normally I only cook about 1-2 things per week

Decent day at work.  Came home, relaxed and exercised

Today have  meeting with the environmental group and lunch with dad

Might also get fingerprinting done again with the local police for my Michign license.  Last set of fingerprints I sent were rejected because they weren't on a particular card stock.  Ordered the stock in question from Amazon and going to try again.

Svengoolie has House of Wax with Vincent Price, which is pretty good, and I like Price and his voice.  So I'll be watching that tonight

Still fairly warm, though rain is likely to hold off until the afternoon or tomorrow.  Probably won't have much time to get outside though

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Good morning Everyone,

Just passing through to say "Hi"

Hope all is well. I didn't read through the posts yet but hope no one is going through any drama.

Have a great weekend!

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Hi, I had a restless night last night, but I went back to bed at 5:30 and sleep for 3 1/2 hours, the best sleep I've had all week.  Work was decent, spent some time finding pt education material in Chinese to prep for an intake next week; entering data into a couple of cranky online systems; and reading about neuro-TB. Exciting, right? My nice coworker, who has spent the majority of her time in public health and I had a nice discussion about lab tests and what a rising lactate level means. And then we talked about blood draw-tubes and what's in them. Before I was a nurse, I did some training to be a lab tech so I have some familiarity with what is in each one and why. She showed me a cool website called FlightAware that you can track airline flights in real time. Her ex is an airline pilot and she travels a lot. Her was flying to Japan yesterday, so we watched his plane leave Vancouver airport, climb and turn to head across the Pacific. 

Stars, I hope you and dh are safe and Nannie is calm through the weekend. 

Dianah, your facilities maintenance system sounds like ours. We used to have to put in online request for hand soap refills, that had to be approved by the assistant director of the health department, in our rest rooms. We have a new janitorial service who is more on the ball. 

Happy Saturday!

 

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Good Early Afternoon -

Tweety - I used to work at a Burger King, back in my Boston-Days. They only had one rolling flame-cooker for their meat. I have to wonder if that similar taste you're experiencing with the Vegan-Whopper happens, in part, because they're cooked on the same rolling flame-cooker that's used for cooking the meat-burgers. I only mention this because Amy is fairly "hard-core" with her gluten-free diet. Whenever we go to any restaurant she asks for her gluten-free meals, and quickly asks if those meals are prepared separately from anything that contains gluten. With that said, I am sincerely impressed that Burger King offers a Vegan-Whopper. Very cool! (I used to have a whole lot of fun working at that Burger King, especially after work when we'd all go out to a local bar, at around mid-night, and unwind! L O L!) Hope your work weekend is kind to you.

Joe - Seems like you have a nice day planned for yourself. Hope you're able to get the finger-printing thing done so that the officials in Michigan are pleased and happy. (Honestly? Having to re-do something like sending them finger-prints would annoy the heck out of me. Ugh! L O L!) Enjoy your time with your Dad.

NurseBlaq - Hope you have a nice day.

nursej22 - Nice to read that you were able to finally get a few good hours of solid-sleep after a restless night. Your work-day, yesterday, seems quite interesting and quite varied! Wow! The information on "neuro-TB" seems interesting for sure. When I think "TB", I think "lungs". L O L! That FlightAware app seems quite interesting, too.

Recently woke up. Got a few hours of decent sleep this morning. Work last night was somewhat emotionally draining for me. Almost immediately after starting 7PM-7AM (12-hour) shift,  my patient told me, "I'm ready to go home. Please give me the 'papers' to sign so that I can leave." I had this patient the previous night. I also had this patient on previous admissions. This is a young gentleman in his mid-20s who is non-compliant with his DM, and recently came back from rehab for drug and ETOH addiction. I was able to talk him into staying in the hospital the previous night. I was NOT able to talk him into staying last night. (He has a well-established history of going AMA.) Now, to be clear, for almost any other patient, I'd quickly have those "AMA Forms" in my hand, have the the patient sign them, and then say, "Buh-Bye"!!! (And, to be very honest, I haven't done an AMA thing in a LONG time. Years, actually!!) But this situation was different. This guy seemed to be trying to get better. Up unto this point, he's remained drug and alcohol free after being discharged from the rehab facility. We were still working on managing his DM, and that can take time. (From an ICU point of view, I didn't need our services at all. He was very stable. But he needed to remain in the hospital so that our MDs can come up with an effective and doable plan to manage his DM.) It really bummed me out that he was going AMA. Again. Hopefully he won't die because of his decisions. I told him that, as did the hospitalist. Gosh, he's only in his mid-20s!! For several hours after he left, I had NO patients. I was kind of hoping to go home early this morning. But around 3:00 AM, I got an admission, who had a panic attack while getting transferred from the E.R. stretcher onto the ICU bed. (She's an end-stage COPDer with known panic attacks) They recently weaned her off the CPAP down in the E.R., and she as brought up to our teeny-tiny unit wearing a nasal cannula. Thankfully, the respiratory therapist was dragging the CPAP/BiPap machine behind her. Once placed back on CPAP, as anxiously requested by the patient, the panic attack quickly subsided and she was fine for the rest of the night. Sadly, it seems like the end-stage COPD is slowly becoming more and more "end-stage". I don't usually post about my nights at work here. Quite frankly, my nights at my teeny-tiny ICU in my teeny-tiny hospital are relatively unremarkable. (I LOVE "unremarkable"!!) But seeing that "kid" (he's a very young "mid-20s") go AMA bothered me.

Although this is my weekend on to work, for some reason I'm off tonight. I must have switched nights off with someone who needed a night off during the week and was willing to work my Saturday night shift. I just don't remember doing the switching. It must be "old man brain". L O L!

After I'm done typing here, I'm going food shopping. After I'm done with that, I'll go for a power-walk if the weather holds up. Amy is doing two shows today. So, I'll have the house to myself this evening. I plan on continuing on with editing that dance video. . . using my main studio speakers (no headphones). L O L! 😄

Hope all have a pleasant week-end! 🙂

Ted

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Haven't read y'all yet.

Had to take Pippy to the emergency animal clinic; I woke up with a grapefruit size blood stain on the sheet and blood on the comforter, and dripping from her chin. 

They examined her and said it was a bad tooth. They had to sedate her to get a look in her mouth, because she is so snappy about being handled, especially around the mouth.They packed the tooth hole with something to stop the bleeding, gave me pain med for her and a Chinese herbal capsule to help with the bleeding. I did manage to get the pain med into her after three tries. Now she is drooping on the side of the sofa like Dali's clock.

This will get her through the weekend until we can get her in to see her vet.

I was gone with Pippy for 3 & 1/2 hours, and came home to Nannie shrieking at hubby; she was leaving and to hell with him! He's a liar, and her husband is NOT dead these past 11 years. She got so out of hand, mentally and physically, throwing things, ready to hitch-hike if she had to, she said. Could not contain her in any way. Very unsteady gait, esp carrying her purse and sippy cup. 

Honey wouldn't melt in her mouth when the EMT's got here. But they took her off, so maybe we'll have a few hours respite. 

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(((NSIME))) I wish there was something that I could say that would help. I re-read some past entries. I don't want to add anymore to you.

When it rains, it pours! And it sounds like you're in the middle of a CAT 5 hurricane. Your MIL, Pippy, your heath issues, Hubs, etc.

I hurt for you. And I think the others here do too.

(((NSIME)))

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This too shall pass.

Think of the extreme character building we are going through!

I hate all Nannie's shrieking and insults (some worthy of the 4th grade), because my family were more inclined to just say what they mean, and drop it. New England style, no arguing. Just got to accept that they is who they is. Not perfection, but a lot less stressful than hollering so vehement it scares the dogs!

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