Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Back to the grind....work.


















Saturday was my first day back to work. I was really nervous, because it had been 3 months since I had done anything to do with nursing. I'm thinking, I'm sure I will get some easy patients, cause I'm SURE they don't want me to kill anyone on my first day back. You know, EASE into it. I walk through the break room door and I am greeted by the charge nurse, who is smiling. "Welcome back, Sarah." She looked happy, but there was something in her voice that told me I was about to receive some bad news. "I'm sorry," she continued, "but you're going to have to go to the ICU." I thought it was a joke! The intensive care unit? On my first day back? Ya right. Then she handed me the assignment sheet, and there was my name in bold letters, Sarah- ICU. No. Way. I got a lump in my throat and bravely walked myself over to the unit. The nurse started giving me report. Hmmm....I guess I know what she's talking about. Ok, I can do this. The first half of my shift was great! My patients were stable, no prob. Then at midnight the crap hit the fan. My patient started crashing and had to be intubated. Luckily the intensivist, respiratory therapist and charge nurse were right there the whole time. Whew! I was seriously glad when that shift was over. HAHAHA Welcome back.

5 comments:

Kyle & Reesie said...

Oh my gosh Sarah, I would have wet my pants! Probably cause the feeling is something I know I will most surely have when the end of six months has come and I go back to the hospital. I really feel for you. I hope it gets better soon. I will be thinking about you. It is good to know I can talk to you when I have a hard day at the hospital...talking to Kyle or anyone else who does not work there really doesn't help. They just do not understand...So you are part time now aren't you?

Megs Bennett said...

Hi Sarah!!! Oh my gosh that sucks! Going back to work is the worst after having a baby. We need to get together again! Let me know when is a good time. And we need to talk about Kams shower.

Niels and Kayla said...

oh my gosh! That is horrible on your first day back...That will take time to get back into the groove of things...that is so neat your a nurse though! Great job! Im still searching for what i need to do haha...something medical...we'll see!

Angie said...

Wow...what a first day back! I hope you get back into the swing of things soon. I am already nervous to go back to work after our baby...and I haven't even had her yet! I can't remember what hospital you're at now, but try to pull some strings and be my nurse during my labor & delivery, okay?? :) Hope work improves for you!

Rich'n'Rach said...

Oh my heck! You are so brave--I don't know how you guys do it, but I'm sure glad you do!