FranEMTnurse, LPN, EMT-I Pro 40,463 Views
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Who is that?
i am not involved in it, but my daughters are marching. I am a pro life person but each person has her own opinion. I am just curious about what your opinions are.
This tastes funny. Hmmm, I wonder if the cafeteria staff put some kind of spoiled food or if someone slipped a an upper in this to get me to move faster when I'm working.
Due to miscommunication between units, and the mega rush, when I was critically ill, the CNAs did NOT look at my chart, nor were they told that I had vomited up 1&1/2 liters of systemic blood in the ER due to a tachycardia incident. I was stabilized in the ER, I felt that was NOT enough. I was unable to sit up due to hypovolemia, and laid flat for a week before my doctor called in a Pulmonologist to check on me. The Pulmonologist checked me when I was raised up, and diagnosed me with pulmonary hypertension. I was then placed in TCU. the very nixt morning, a cheerful little CNA raised my head in the high fowlers position for personal hygenic care when I told her, I was unable to sit up because I felt like I would pass out. She began to cry, and that made me feel bad for her. (I don't like to make people cry, I would much rather make them laugh) After that incident, black urine began flowing into my foley bag. I was going into acute kidney failure. I was placed on IV Lasix The following day, and thankfully, my kidneys recovered. I was unable to see my family for a week, and was so lonesome, longing to see them and instead was hearing the sounds of beds moving, loud nurses giving their reports, and telemetry units making their beeping sounds. This is what miscommunication can cause, and even worse. Thankfully, my doctor at least did act on the triggers he saw and saved my life.
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