Monday, June 1, 2009

Pictures coming soon

As I sit at the nurses station, I can look through room 514, out the window, and see that it's starting to get light outside.

There is nothing more I want right now than to fall into bed. A warm bed.

I'm working with 3 menopausal women who are all having hot flashes at the same time. It's seriously -10 degrees in here. I love blanket warmers. Someday I'm going to put one in my house.

And I'm really bored. There's only 4 patients on the whole floor. Other than giving regular doses of pain meds to one of my patients (pretty sure she's snowed right now), I haven't done much all night.

Cold, really really tired, and bored. Only 2 more hours. I've planned two vacations I'm not going on, and looked at a whole bunch of houses I'll never buy.

Today was my brother Adam's graduation party. It makes me feel really old to think that my little brother has graduated high school.

I will post pictures of the party and my garden someday, whenever blogger decides to let me.

And now I'd like to share with the conversation I had with one of my patients tonight (or this morning...I get so confused).
Me: Hi, I'm Heidi and I'm going to be your nurse tonight. (writing my name and that I'm here until 7:30am on the board).
Patient: Is it time for my pain meds yet? I hurt so bad!
Me: Let me check and see...(logining in to computer, looking up meds)
Patient: Are you my new nurse?
Me: Yes, and my name is Heidi...ok, it looks like it's going to be about 45 minutes until you can have anymore pain meds (thinking that it should be a lot longer...you're kinda loopy).
Patient: Ok...can I have the same stuff I had last time? Janet Jackson said it's good stuff. I don't know what she's up to these days, but I know her feet sure are swollen! Those people downstairs sure are mean! They won't let anyone come up to give me gifts. (duh lady, it's 1am!) Are you the one I talk to about pain meds?

And so the night has gone. Once she got more meds, she actually slept for 2 1/2 straight hours. It was very exciting.

3 comments:

Luke said...

I love you baby!

sarah said...

Janet Jackson, huh?

megs said...

ahh the joys of being a night nurse! not that i'd know from experience but i've heard all kinds of stories. i had a lady tell me today she wouldn't run me over with her walker if i wasn't so skinny, except she through a could of other words in there as well.

i think she needs an eye exam on her way to the detox center..... :D keep the stories coming! i love hearing about peoples' crazy patients!! :)