I am so excited!!!

  1. Hi All!

    I am so excited, I just have to share...yesterday, I got to be in the OR and watch while my sister have her baby via c-sect! Now, if you have read some of my other postes, you will know that I was not happy about her having the cs in the first place, but I couldn't change her mind, so...

    Anyway, I stood right beside her head and watched the whole thing! For those of you who don't know, I don't even start clinicals until the Fall. I used to think that I wanted to be an L&D nurse, but now I'm wondering if I could be a surgi nurse??

    Okay, that's all for now. Thanks for letting me share the great experience I had.

    Oh, one more thing...I was worried about being weak stomached and stuff, not any more! I didn't puke or pass out or anything!
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  3. by   kats
    I saw a c-section too while volunteering in surgery. I thought it was pretty amazing too. I was mostly surprised by the amount of fluid that came out and how roughly they pulled on the uterus. I didn't get sick either and it actually helped me on an anatomy test that I took a few days later. We were going over muscles at the time. I have been thinking about being an OR nurse since then too. I am going to wait for clinicals to make up my mind though as I am also interested in OB and pediatrics. Who knows, ther may even be other areas that I am interested in too. That is one of the great things about nursing. Not only do we get so many choices, but once working as a nurse you can always change to another area too if you want a change. One of the things that was also kind of neat about the c-section was that the baby's name was Anthony and that is my son's name.
  4. by   jnette
    Sara, I'm thrilled you were priveleged to witness the birth of your sister's child in such an awesome way ! This is something that will remain with you forever, a treasure to tuck away in your heart. You'll be amazed at the special bond you'll feel with your little niece/nephew..(?)

    This was a great learning experience for you as well, and gave you a taste of what lies ahead for you in the nursing profession.. regarless of where you decide to go with it !

    Good for you ! I'm excited with you !