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A few months ago, I asked you all...

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Specializes in CDI Supervisor; Formerly NICU. Has 11 years experience.

...to snuggle a baby for me, since I had to leave the NICU.

Have you done it?

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

I don't work NICU...but I'll virtually hug then for you...you doing OK?

Bortaz, MSN, RN

Specializes in CDI Supervisor; Formerly NICU. Has 11 years experience.

Yeah, not too bad. Like a blind squirrel that found an acorn with the new job. I really fell into a great position, better than I could have hoped for. I miss the babies badly, but life is too good to complain. I found an excuse yesterday to go talk to one of the neonatologists, and got to get that sweet NICU air back in my lungs for a few minutes. :)

I bet you would love to snuggle this little cutie! Everytime I see this little nipper on TV I feel all fuzzy and warm. In fact I want to buy one off ebay and have my own little baby meerkat!!

;)

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 40 years experience.

Yeah, not too bad. Like a blind squirrel that found an acorn with the new job. I really fell into a great position, better than I could have hoped for. I miss the babies badly, but life is too good to complain. I found an excuse yesterday to go talk to one of the neonatologists, and got to get that sweet NICU air back in my lungs for a few minutes. :)
When I left a beloved area...I always tried to get a per-diem spot somewhere to play now and then....glad you are doing ok.

laKrugRN

Specializes in Cardiac, ER, Pediatrics, Corrections.

I cuddled my cats and dogs (my version of babies since I am childless) does that count? :cat:

Bortaz, MSN, RN

Specializes in CDI Supervisor; Formerly NICU. Has 11 years experience.

E for Effort.

Oh man, I had some grade A snuggles the other night! Sweet sweet little NAS boy that hung out on my chest for quite a while and just hunkered right in. He wasn't even in my assignment, but those kind of quality snuggles can't be passed up! Good to "see" you, Bortaz! Hope life is great...even though you have to miss the snuggles.

Bortaz, you are such a great guy and a wonderful nurse.

Do you ever think you may return to NICU? I don't wish to sound probing but what prompted you to leave. You sound as though your heart belongs to the babies and I am sure the babies miss you too.

babybums

Specializes in neonatal. Has 23 years experience.

Just snuggled some yesterday!

Bortaz, MSN, RN

Specializes in CDI Supervisor; Formerly NICU. Has 11 years experience.

Bortaz, you are such a great guy and a wonderful nurse.

Do you ever think you may return to NICU? I don't wish to sound probing but what prompted you to leave. You sound as though your heart belongs to the babies and I am sure the babies miss you too.

Thanks. :)

It is my intention to go back into nicu, but I'll have to relocate to do so. All the units down here are disasters, and sapped all my strength. We only plan to be here for another 2 years, max. Unless my time away from bedside (current job) prevents it, I'll be looking for nicu jobs when we move.

Aww that's great news, and I hope you find a unit where you will feel valued and appreciated by your colleagues. Im sure the babies will be glad to have you as their nurse. :)