*okay so i'm a nurse, blah blah blah. but lately i've been getting irRitaTeD at work by a couple things, for instance...i have a patient the other day who had severe, severe HELLP (pre-eclamptic, etc...SICK) okay and when i say sick, i mean not good...her platelets were 14 (should be 100). so then you have the husband, sitting on the lounge chair listening to his i-pod in the corner...i've just told his wife she cant have an epidural because her platlets are so low...she's crying...so while i'm sweating taking care of his wife and making sure she remains alive...he has the gaul to say to me as i'm emptying the foley catheter "guess that's probably not your favorite part of the job...gross huh?". um...did he just say that to me? okay now he is dead to me and i might kick him where it counts. additional instance, this time of the year at the hospital we get new interns (new docs fresh out of med school). gotta give em a break right...okay my little mom today was the sweetest little thing...but her labor turned into a nightmare to put it lightly. she pushed for 3 hours (epidural not working), had a forcep delivery, baby's first minute apgar was 2, and to top it off she had a 3rd degree tear. so the intern after watching the doc sew her back up and leave the room, he says, "well good, that's all over, you gotta feel better now". What, What the H did you just say...her bottom is swollen up like a hot dog bun, her baby is just now starting to turn pink, and she doesn't even realize what hit her. i'm not even going to go into the bi-polar patient i had the other day whose boyfriend ate licorice all afternoon while lounging out in tight jeans and watching jerry springer. It's like mayday-mayday to the male race...watch out or this nurse is going to start turning medieval on your butts.
...sound off my friends, anything "fun" irritating you lately :)
ps. im doing my first sprint tri this weekend "sink or swim" is my motto
pss. okay so addressing my irritability, i've been telling myself it's one of two choices: medication or a vacation so our whole family is headed to chi-town for vacation next week & the 4th, booyah
pss. my sister amy was a question on jeopardy last week, under the category "making sense"