:spin: Hello everyone. I am new to the board, and had a hard time finding out how to post, but I figured it out. I am actually not a nurse as of the moment, but have been seriously thinking about it ever since my first daughter was born 9 years ago (did I say 9?).
I will give you a little history without making it boring. Was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at 23 weeks, and emerge c at 26 weeks. She was so perfect, a perfect 1lb 3oz baby girl, her nails were the size if pin heads, her skin so transparent I could see every organ in her body, but she was mine and I stayed by her side 24/7. Fortunatley I was able to do this because we are self employed, and I told my husband that she needed me more than the business. 5 long months passed, and being with her for that amount of time, I learned so much, her nurses were fab, they became part of my family. I had to learn alot of her care, because we thought we were taking her home with her colostomy, but luckily they put her back together (she is actually in the canadian med journal for the 1st Canadian baby to have "poop and scoop", I guess it worked!
2 years later I had another baby girl, no problems, she was a healthy 37wker 7lb 41/2oz. Had to get use to buying so many pairs of shoes, because she grew so fast.
2 years after that, 23 weeks pre-eclampsia, emerge c at 25 weeks, again another perfect baby girl 1lb 4 oz, same and usual problems no nec though. She was 3 1/2 months then she had retinal hemhoraging, she was in neo for 7 1/2 months, so today she is completely blind, but she is amazing.
So long and short, that is why I am thinking of being in this feild, and I thought I would get some feed back from everyone. Is it worth it, especially getting into something new at 38 years old? Would you?
thanks for your responses