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You know you're a nurse if... You've been telling stories in a restaurant and had someone at another table throw up. (share and add your own below)... Read More

  1. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    Quote from Gabby-RN
    There is no way you can be an actual nurse with this attitude. Some nurse must have really annoyed you from reading your 15 posts on here. Not all nurses hide and text all day or are above doing ADL's. There are bad apples in every profession.
    How true. Every single caregiver (and there were many) who did that while in my home got reported. I won't even ask for substitutes when my caregivers are gone due to that fact.
  2. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    Quote from brillohead
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    You mean you didn't make one? I did, when my dog was sick and on three different meds multiple times a day. Only way I could keep straight if she got her meds when they were due or not. Although no, I did not initial if I gave the med, I just put an X in the box.
    In his case, it's pretty easy to keep track -- he gets the Prozac daily and he gets Xanax PRN. I'm the only one in the family who ever gives him his pills, so I don't have to worry about any of that. But you bet your sweet bippy I'd be making a check-sheet if he had a complicated dosing schedule!
    I think I jinxed myself.

    Dexter, the hyper-with-neurotic-issues-rescued dog in question, tested positive for heartworm (probably acquired in his original home state of Mississippi and brought up here to Michigan). So now we've got him on a twice-a-day antibiotic to (hopefully) weaken the adults, in addition to his once-a-month preventative.

    I'm working 3-4 nocs (12-hr) in a row and can't tell what day it is at any given moment, so I just printed up a MAR for Dexy.

  3. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
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    Aw your doggy looks just like my Jake. Except he doesn't have the white on the chest and paws. I got my Jake from the Michigan Humane Society. He is now almost 10.

    I have considered making a MAR for my grandma. I haven't but considered LOL.
  4. Visit  NF_eyenurse profile page
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    My dog takes phenobarbitol (for seizures) daily and has her own pill box. My husband and I take turns so the pill box is great and helps so she is not under or over medicated.

    When she first started having seizures you can bet your sweet nurse's hat that I kept a log of seizure activity, medication and feedings. Her kennel became like her little hospital bed and she was our little patient.
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  5. Visit  NF_eyenurse profile page
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    You know when you are a nurse when you have a slip of the tongue and use nursing lingo with people NOT in the medical field and they look at you like you are speaking another language. (You know...like p.o, QD, prn, walkie talkie, etc.)

    The other day while driving home from work (my body and brain were very tired) I watched someone crossing the crosswalk and in my head the word "pediatrician" came to mind instead of "pedestrian". I think I was tired.
  6. Visit  NOADLS profile page
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    Quote from Franemtnurse
    How true. Every single caregiver (and there were many) who did that while in my home got reported. I won't even ask for substitutes when my caregivers are gone due to that fact.
    They weren't hiding well enough. The best of the best know where all of the hiding spots are. I actually had a CNA approach me and ask for some advice with respect to that as they didn't have keys to access all of the fun places.
  7. Visit  ClearBlueOctoberSky profile page
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    Quote from brillohead
    I think I jinxed myself.

    Dexter, the hyper-with-neurotic-issues-rescued dog in question, tested positive for heartworm (probably acquired in his original home state of Mississippi and brought up here to Michigan). So now we've got him on a twice-a-day antibiotic to (hopefully) weaken the adults, in addition to his once-a-month preventative.

    I'm working 3-4 nocs (12-hr) in a row and can't tell what day it is at any given moment, so I just printed up a MAR for Dexy.

    I just wanted to make it clear that I'm liking the MAR, not Dexter being sick. Hope he feels better soon.
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  8. Visit  ClearBlueOctoberSky profile page
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    Quote from NOADLS
    They weren't hiding well enough. The best of the best know where all of the hiding spots are. I actually had a CNA approach me and ask for some advice with respect to that as they didn't have keys to access all of the fun places.
    NOADLS,
    I can't decide if you are being facetious or just so burnt out that you need a very long vacation.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Mar 21, '14 : Reason: TOS
  9. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    You rub olive oil onto your chronically itching cat's skin, and the sores he created from itching heal up after a few days, and he's back to normal including playing.
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  10. Visit  GoldenRoya profile page
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    Ohh! My heart just melted. What a cutie!
  11. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    Thanks for all the positive comments on my pup, Dexter. He really is as sweet as he looks, in spite of the hard life he endured prior to joining our family.

    Fortunately, his heartworm seems to be rather limited -- we think he only has maybe a couple adult worms. The lab didn't detect any microfilaria in his blood, so it's possible that he only has same-sex adults (or possibly only one adult), so they aren't reproducing. We did have him on a preventive at the end of last summer and into the fall (until the first hard freeze), so that could have prevented the growth of other larvae that might have been in his system at that time.

    He has (knock wood) zero clinical symptoms of heartworm, another sign that he has a very small adult worm load. He has no cough, no unusual heart sounds, and absolutely no activity intolerance (quite the opposite -- even on Prozac, he's still a hyper little mutt!).
    Hopefully a year from now he'll test negative and this will all be behind us!
  12. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    I'm so glad to hear that the news is so great for Dexter! As the mama to several cats who have had problems, I can emphasize with what you've been going through. It's hard to have a sick furbaby.
  13. Visit  morte profile page
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    check out garlic as an additional tx.
    Quote from brillohead
    Thanks for all the positive comments on my pup, Dexter. He really is as sweet as he looks, in spite of the hard life he endured prior to joining our family.

    Fortunately, his heartworm seems to be rather limited -- we think he only has maybe a couple adult worms. The lab didn't detect any microfilaria in his blood, so it's possible that he only has same-sex adults (or possibly only one adult), so they aren't reproducing. We did have him on a preventive at the end of last summer and into the fall (until the first hard freeze), so that could have prevented the growth of other larvae that might have been in his system at that time.

    He has (knock wood) zero clinical symptoms of heartworm, another sign that he has a very small adult worm load. He has no cough, no unusual heart sounds, and absolutely no activity intolerance (quite the opposite -- even on Prozac, he's still a hyper little mutt!).
    Hopefully a year from now he'll test negative and this will all be behind us!

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