Hi all! I have been reading posts from this site for a week now and I love it. I am starting Nursing school this Fall and feel that this site is totally prepping me for it. I especially like the threads that give advice/opinions regarding the best stethoscopes, shoes, ect!
I am a 33yo soon-to-be-single mom of two girls, 11 and 6 1/2. I was originally doing pre-pharmacy work in college when my youngest was born, figuring I'd take a year off school and go back...didn't happen. My youngest daughter was born with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a grape-fruit sized tumor in her abdomen with mets to the liver, mesentary, and microscopically to the bone marrow...so, going back to school was the least of my worries!
I am enternally grateful to say that she has been in remission for close to six years now (
) , and so far the late effects from chemo have been managable. She had some AMAZING nurses, and I was inspired to go into nursing when I finally did go back to school.
I hope I am not being overly confident in thinking that my previous experiences in caring for my daughter will give me a sort of headstart on nursing school. I figure that knowing how to drop NG tubes (babies LOVE to rip 'em out), give subQ injections, do sterile dressing changes on a broviac, program a feeding pump,do ostomy care, and give meds q2h ATC...before I even start Nursing school has to be a plus! I figure that if I can do these things to my own child I can do tham to people I am not related to, right? Please let me know if I am totally kidding myself!