i definitely need the next couple days off to recover from the night i had:
- new admit with blood transfusion and dropping blood pressure
- post-procedure patient with Q15 min VS for 1 hr, Q30 min for 2nd hr. super anxious and angry at the world and did not want me in the room at all.
- total feeder, Q2H turn
- schizoaffective diabetic who kept wanting to be unhooked from antibiotics to go smoke (which were scheduled at the same time, with only one IV and refused to have another placed) and kept wanting orange juice and graham crackers
- one who requested an enema at 4 am
my call lights were going off so often everyone just assumed it was for me. on the bright side, i had really great support from my fellow nurses. and in the downtime, we were able to feast because i brought food and so did my coworker in celebration of my birthday.
could not even imagine getting through this night (or the past and future nights for that matter) without them.
and now, a little bit of sleep…