My First "Bad" Baby!! - page 2

Just wanted to share my experience with you all because it was my first and who else understands me better? We had an emergency C-section the other night and I was the one going to the OR. The... Read More

  1. by   newgrad2004
    The story gave me goose bumps

    Wonderful !!
  2. by   lynn27
    Way to go!! So very happy for you!!
  3. by   Mimi2RN
    You did a good job, it's very scary when they come out looking like that.

    Now a question. Are you supposed to do everything at c/s deliveries? No circulating nurse for mom and also RN for baby? Looks like your ped was called in, but we would always have an RT at the delivery if we didn't have a ped.
  4. by   Darchild77
    Quote from Mimi2RN
    You did a good job, it's very scary when they come out looking like that.

    Now a question. Are you supposed to do everything at c/s deliveries? No circulating nurse for mom and also RN for baby? Looks like your ped was called in, but we would always have an RT at the delivery if we didn't have a ped.
    The OB nurse(me) is there soley for the baby with the peds doc. The circulating nurse isn't any of our unit nurses and usually records birth times and helps with the delivery(she's there for mom along with the crna), but this was the first time I've seen them take hands on with a baby. Of course, she did know exactly what to grab when the CRNA stated what size scope he wanted, and knew exactly where it was. Now, I know where these things are, but I would've been alot slower at getting them than she was(not quite sure if I'm supposed to be the one to do this or both of us or what, I'm gonna have to find out soon!!!) Unfortunatly, I didn't have time to even call a 2nd nurse from the desk B4 they got baby out, so I wasn't even thinking bout getting Respiratory. The floor nurses told me later that when they brought the bed back to surgery ,for the pt, the CRNA was just starting the spinal, so they didn't even know that the cutting had begun. The next night I went into our c-sec room and found that there is a call light in there that connects to our nursing station-wish I wouldve thought of that B4, but if anything, this whole situation has made me think a lot more about how to be better prepared. Thank you all for your encouraging words, you all made me feel great!!
    Last edit by Darchild77 on Mar 21, '04
  5. by   dawngloves
    Wouldn't have done any different. Including messing my pants!
  6. by   tamrnmomof4
    You go girl!!!!

    It is a very scary feeling but you did the right thing....you will only grow as a nurse from this experience!

    Tammy
  7. by   missmercy
    Great Job!!! I about died with my first couple of bad babies! You did a fantastic job!!! Days like that -- when things COULD have been horrible but turned out wonderful -- hold on to those for the "downer days" -- there are often fewer Fabulous days, but they are certainly powerful!!!!!
  8. by   TopCat1234
    i wanna be like darchild 77 when i grow up!:angel2:

    topcat
  9. by   Kiwi Nurse 2 Be
    Excellent job!!!
  10. by   oramar
    I got tears in my eyes. Now you know why all my hero's are nurses.
  11. by   PedsNurse1981
    Congrats on the good job!
  12. by   tiliimnrn
    You did a great job...Isn't it great to hear about it from your peers though:hatparty:
  13. by   gwk
    great job! this is why we keep up NRP plus its good to be willing to go to deliveries when others are afraid to...you will gain confidence every time u do well and when thngs go badly, u will know whether u did the best that could be done...congrats (pay isnt everything is it?)

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