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Dixen81

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Happily married mother of three and "mamaw" to one.

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    Can Someone Please Answer This Question

    Reading more, under Patient Education, it says to notify physician of black, tarry stools. So I would guess that would be an adverse effect?
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    Can Someone Please Answer This Question

    I'm just a student and won't even pretend to know, but I'm looking at my Mosby"s Nursing Drug Cards, and it states hyPERtension and hyPERglycemia as two of the adverse effects, so you can rule hypotension and hypoglycemia out. Can anyone else help us out?
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    Racism still living freely in elderly...

    I think that is a FANTASTIC idea!
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    Abbreviation Help, Please

    Wow! That is so neat! I hope I get to hear it today! Thanks for the good wishes! Have a great day! :)
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    Abbreviation Help, Please

    BTW, Congratulations!!! Do you get summer break now?
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    Abbreviation Help, Please

    Thank you both soooo much! I feel so stupid; I should have known ADA! I didn't know fetal heart tones could be monitored so early. That's neat. Again, thanks so much!
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    Abbreviation Help, Please

    I wonder if you nurses could help me with a couple of abbreviations, please. I just got my patient assignment today for clinical tomorrow (I'm a Freshman RN student). It's a 32 y/o pregnant woman (15 wks. gestation) who has Gastroparesis and Right Upper Extremity Thrombus. On the "Other Info," it says 1800 cal ADA diet, IV Heparin drip, and FHT checks. I looked in my Medical Terminolgy book for ADA and it wasn't listed, and it said FHT was Fetal Heart Tone. Is this what it would be in her case? And what is ADA? I sure would appreciate any help you all could offer.
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    have you started becoming anal about things?

    I used to be anal, but now I'm too tired. I just blow it off; I don't need anymore stress (I'm just finishing up freshman year of nursing).
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    What kind of computer do you have?

    :rotfl: I know what you mean...I once had a Compaq POS. :chuckle
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    What kind of computer do you have?

    We actually have three Dells; two desktops and a laptop. My DH is a programmer/systems analyst and also handles the computer equipment purchasing for the company he works for. He wouldn't consider buying anything but a Dell.
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    What kind of computer do you have?

    Dell desktop with wireless keyboard and mouse. Love it!
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    Re- mariage is over

    I must say, I agree with you, LPN2Be2004. At the same time, I agree with the men (MellowOne and Husband). MellowOne, I read your posts on this subject from the previous thread, and I don't think you're a chauvanist pig like some other women do. I'm very familiar with what the Bible says about marriage, and I agree with it and the things you posted about it. My husband and I fulfill each other's needs, and after 14 years, we're happier than ever. I believe that if a woman treats her husband like a king, he will in turn treat her like a queen, and vice versa. At least that's how it is in my marriage.
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    Re- mariage is over

    Lacie, Yes, I'm married. Been married for 14 years. Marriage does get boring sometimes, but that's when you have to get creative and spice it up a little. Some people may consider my husband boring (and I'm an outgoing type personality), but you know what? He's rock solid; an excellent husband, father, and provider. You said your husband was a good father and provider; that's a quality that a lot of men don't have, Lacie. I count my blessings for a husband that I know he's going to be home every night, isn't going to cheat on me, and will always be there for me and my children. It sounds like you may have that, too. Try to remember what made you fall in love with him in the first place. I know you were just blowing off steam, but it also sounded like you were making mountains out of mole hills, especially over the photo album deal. When you post on this board, you're going to get a variety of responses, and not all of them are going to be what you want to hear. Good luck to you and your family, whatever the outcome.
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    Re- mariage is over

    To put it bluntly, he sounds too good for you.
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    Quote for Success

    "It is never too late to be what you might have been." George Eliot "Never, never, never quit." Winston Churchill
  16. We're not required to have health insurance. I don't understand why it would be a requirement.