FranEMTnurse, LPN, EMT-I Pro 45,102 Views
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Reminds me of when I was changing my kiddo's diaper (many years ago now!)....held her legs up to wipe and she blasted me, literally from head to toe. I just stood there in shock. My glasses were even covered in yellow sludge!
The reason 'us nurses' cope with these and all other horrible things, is that they're attached to a human being who is in need of care. Yes, they're horrible, yes they make you gag and heave (yes, even seasoned nurses!) Yes, you go home and cry often, but in the end, somebody who was suffering, uncomfortable, in pain, afraid or sick, is feeling that little bit better because you were in the world. It's amazing the things you find you can do when it matters.
Sometimes these yucky horrible things don't seem all that yucky while they're happening; you just get in and do what needs to be done, trying not to make an unwell person feel even worse because they've just vomited faecal matter all over your shoes (or worse!)
The nurses decided to hold my firstborn back because my doctor was out of town for a leisurely ride. After I heard them discussing it, I decided to push as hard as I could with each contraction, and my baby was born just as my doctor's husband, also a doctor entered the delivery room. The only thing this doctor did was cut the cord.
Hmmm, I wonder if I studied enough for this surgical procedure.
the Medical director was fired a year later for something big and couple of years ago , the Nurse Manager was stripped off her title and is not allowed to work a management job anymore.So I have learned that God works in mysterious ways.
God bless you my dear. You have the correct user name; "Spotnurse".I don't know if I would have ever been able to be a PEDIATRIC NURSE. It's so draining on the emotions, but5 God surely was in control in this situation, wasn't He.
I love these stories. They give me bellylaughs.
Mine covers my medical career, both as an EMT (the only one in our ambulance corps for 10 years) and as a nurse.
I am deeply sorry for the shocking loss of your husband. What you are going through is so devastating, and we all are different, and all have different ways to deal with the emptiness death of a loved one causes.
Several years ago, I met a young man ( he was only 21 at the time). He became very good friends with my girls and I. In fact, so did his family. However, my youngest daughter was raped on campus by a boy who was from a college across from the town where she was attending a specialized University. She was devastated, and I was shocked when I received her call. Of course, as a parent who adores her children, my immediate reaction was so much anger I wanted to kill him.
As time passed, she became depressed and I so wanted to help her, so I phoned Bobby. (He was the young man I'm writing about, and he became the light of my daughter's and my life.) I eventually phoned him and begged him to join my little girl because she needed some encouragement. (I had no idea he was attending the university near where he lived at the time.) He went to my daughter's university after he left the university he was attending, with only a few pair of socks a couple changes of clothing, and a couple pair of underwear, and enrolled as a new student.
They eventually fell in love and made plans to marry after they completed their education. Both were planning on a career in teaching.
At the end of the school year, as he and my daughter were sitting together on the gym floor waiting for the rest of class to finish testing out in Tae-Kwan-Do, He moaned my daughter's name. She looked at him as his eyes rolled up in his head, and he collapsed in her arms. He had a sudden death MI.
It took me three years to come to terms with his death even though I went home after his funeral. I burst out crying in front of my co-workers without warning. His picture now hangs on my wall where I can look at it every day if I choose to.
As well as breast exams ;men CAN have breast cancer too!
Fantastic! Finally, a device that helps lighten the nurse's workload.
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