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    An Angel's Gaze

    This is why I want to be a nurse :)
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    An Angel's Gaze

    My chariot charges forward with an incommunicable urgency, pushed onward by my attendant. I finally arrive at the anticipated destination. As the quiet buzzer reveals my arrival; the steel doors swing open to allow my chariot to pass. Hushed chaos washes over me like I am a tiny pebble in a huge raging sea. I am overwhelmed and begin to feel panicked. The excitement is gone, replaced by a tremendous horror. I am deathly afraid. I have come to this place to see an angel but the surroundings suggest otherwise. A glass door is the only thing separating me from what I fear most. I ask my attendant to bring my chariot closer to the door. I lean forward and peer through the slab of glass to try and capture a glimpse of what I have come to see. I am dismayed as there is only a small clear coffin in the middle of the room. I was brought here to see an angel, not a corpse; do they not realize that a mistake has been made? I try to protest but no one hears me. I keep my eyes tightly shut as my attendant pushes the chariot closer to my nightmare. When I sense that I am close enough to the coffin to reach out and touch it; I slowly pry my eyelids apart. I blinked trying to comprehend the image before my eyes. There an angel lies, bathed in a heavenly blue light bound to the bottom of the casket with innumerable wires. I tentatively reach my hand out and gently caress the cool clear plastic lid of the tiny coffin. As though the angel senses my presence, he moves ever so slightly. I hold my breath not wanting to disrupt the delicate balance that has been achieved. The lid of the coffin is opened and the tiny angel is freed from his earthly bonds, suspended in mid-air for a fleeting moment, as he is transported from his casket into my waiting arms. The people in the room slowly melt into the background, becoming nothing more than fluttering smudges on the walls around us. The tiny angel opens his eyes and stares deeply into mine, and the room becomes still. The insignificant smudges cease to flutter; seemingly aware that a miracle is about to occur. His brilliant blue eyes are framed in gold and shimmer like two perfect sapphires set into solid alabaster. His gaze is so deep and wizened it takes my breath away and leaves me gasping for air. The angel seems to breathe a sigh of relief as he melts into my arms and binds to my soul. A connection has been forged; one so strong and indestructible that not even death could sever it. I lean closer to the angel and inspect his beautiful perfection. Hands so tiny they barely reach around my thumb complete with fingernails no bigger than poppy seeds. His tiny face mirrors my own. He has a halo of gleaming gold softer than the finest down fluff. I breathe in deeply; underneath the stench of antiseptic, I can smell his fresh soft scent. His skin is pure and unblemished, a slight touch of rose, colors his pouty lips. I hold him and sway to our own private lullaby until he becomes still in my arms and his magnificent eyes close forever. I close my own eyes and tears stream down my face. An angel's gaze has burned been into my soul forever, and my arms ache for his heavenly presence. This is why I am who I am and why I am on the life path that I have chosen to pursue.
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    Failure to thrive

    ahh I see, sorry about the confusion lol nope the babe's mom has her family on an healthy diet no processed foods but meat and alt are in the intake, just found it all really strange lol
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    Failure to thrive

    32 preemie that has been followed by a ped. lost weight stopped walking etc
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    Failure to thrive

    I am still a student, but I sat in on a consult with a ped dietician the other day for a 1 yr old with failure to thrive, the little one went from 17lbs 12 oz to 17 lbs 1 oz in a short time and has shown no growth for two months, the parents eat no processed foods, main diet is fruit and veggies, The dietician recommended tube feeds, I was wondering if this was not overkill? do they usually just jump to tube feeds? the parents seemed to have a healthy diet and such I just don't really understand the whole failure to thrive thing, the kiddo looked good, not really skinny or anything and parents seemed well educated on feeding their child, so why would they drastically go for tube feeds?
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    How do you treat headaches?

    I am still a student but I do get migraines very rarely and when they get out of hand ( lasting longer than 12 hours and after barfing) the best thing for me personally is fluids and gravol and if that doesn't work, a little toradol fixes it.
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