|Feb. 21st, 2007 @ 04:13 pm A week of ups and downs|
Current Location: Home
Well I’ve done it again haven’t I, left it too long between updates and now I’m struggling to remember everything. It’s certainly been a week or so of ups and downs so I’m going to try and separate them that way.
Peace perfect peace :o)
• I’ve had some lovely deliveries in labour ward including a twin birth, I
managed to deliver the 1st twin but couldn’t deliver the 2nd as it was breech,
it was amazing to watch the breech being delivered by my mentor though.
• Drew bought me a beautiful bouquet for Valentines Day and we had a lovely meal
• I got my exam results on Friday and after stressing so much I got an A for both
my NICU case study and for my Research exam and presentation, what a relief!!
On a more sombre note here are the downs.
• Maia cracked her forehead against a metal bar running for the school bus. We
had to go to Casualty and she had it glued together. I felt they were rather
slap dash about it and am worried it’s going to leave a bigger scar than it
might have done if they’d taken their time and made a neater job. Maia was a
total star and didn’t cry at all during the procedure in fact she had a fit of
the giggles with the entonox. She was very proud of her bravery certificate
but she’s not at all happy with the mark on her forehead and has even commented
on the fact that she’s not as pretty anymore :o(
• The worst news of all is that my Dad spent all day in hospital in Gillingham
with a suspected heart attack. He’s working down there at the moment and got
the sleeper from Glasgow on Sunday night but had chest pains and pins and
needles in his arm. He went through a load of tests and they say he has
angina. He ended up discharging himself before all the tests were completed as
he wanted to catch the train back up to Glasgow. He’s got a whole load of
medications including the GTN spray for under his tongue. I just feel he’s a
walking time bomb and he won’t listen to any advice re his diet, drinking or
lack of physical activity. I am hoping that this is a wake up call to him but
I’m not convinced. I also don’t feel my Mum is taking it all seriously enough.
She didn’t contact me or either of my brothers or sister to let us know Dad was
ill and when I said to her this morning that she should got with him for his
appointment on Thursday she said that she didn’t want to miss her slimming
• My insomnia has reached epic proportions and I had to call in sick yesterday
after having a total of 4 hours sleep over a 48 hour period. I just didn’t
feel I could face a 12 hour labour ward shift and keep my wits about me. I
manage to get to sleep, I’m physically exhausted, but I wake up with my mind
racing, and that’s with sleeping tablets!! It’s driving me insane :o(
• I had to go the dentist last week after suffering from toothache over the
weekend. I was given antibiotics and a return appointment for today.
Unfortunately the anti-b’s didn’t work and I had to undergo root treatment. My
mouth is now throbbing worse than ever but hopefully it’ll die down soon.
Well I suppose i should get organised for my nightshift, I hope it passes quickly and I manage to get a delivery or two, I'm now up to 29 (I couldn't count the twin delivery as I didn't deliver the 2nd twin or the placenta) only 11 more to go to meet with the NMC guidelines for registration :o)