Wednesday, July 19, 2006

And I'm Tired...

6 nights on a peds floor will do that. It also doesn't help that I tend to be a glutton for punishment. I had chemo kids. Which while cancer is never fun, these kids were dealing fabulously with their situation all things considered. I dealt with new parents dealing with a high bilirubin level (jaundice) their baby got to take in the rays of bili lights and a bili blanket too. I helped soothe an anxious mom who was dealing with an acute life threatening event (an apnea spell)... a pyloric stenosis... and a cystic fibrosis kid... who seriously ate like an elephant but was about the size of a peanut... I had diabetics (known and new onset) and well... it was a great learning experience. But boy am I tired.

I had an awesome preceptor... by awesome I mean I learned something from her which is always a good thing. It's hard when you've got so much experience to be precepted by someone and she did it in a manner that was both helpful and not condescending. She double checked my charting and you know what that's a good thing... when you're taking care of 6 kids... and you're clicking the boxes sometimes you get a bit heavy handed. She pointed that out to me. I like her. I like her a lot. She's caustic enough to really truly like her a lot.

So yeah that's great... so now we wait... D goes back to work... I spend today in bed and well... the cycle will repeat next week.

So that's my thought for today...

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.......

3 comments:

Mandy said...

Sounds like we've both had some tiring, yet fulfilling days at work. I continue to be glad that you made the decision to head to peds/PICU. It sounds like such a great fit for you and for the first time in a while, it sounds like you really enjoy being at work!

The Town Criers said...

I think you sound amazing through the work you do.

I was so touched by a NICU nurse who opened up to us one night and admitted that she was going through IF too. We ended up donating all of our unused meds to her. I hope they worked. I just have such a deep respect for nurses--the work they do and how much they have to see/deal with through the job.

Jill said...

Hi Sami. Even though you're exhausted from your job right now, I am happy to hear that you sound as if you find it meaningful and fulfilling. I have no doubt that you are a great blessing to your patients and their families. I really admire you for the work that you do.