Last night's night shift was so busy and I cannot think of any more amazing words of gratitude to say about the wonderful staff I worked with. We did not have an easy run, things that nurses know they do not want to happen, happened. The hardest thing for us on the trauma/head and neck ward is to make people comfortable, aka, pain free. Sure, medications can be great, but there is an art to repositioning someone "just so" in a hospital bed. Fractured ribs, bruised bodies and plastered limbs just to name very few. My most precious sight is when I walk in ,very quietly , with torch in hand, and see that the person I helped to reposition earlier is sound asleep.
Tomas slept at a mate's place last night and it seemed that he had a good time. When he got home this afternoon I asked him how it all went "Good" was what I got. I guess sometimes teenagers just keep it short and sweet... yeah, I was a teenager once :)
Hubby took Nick and Sarah to an indoor soccer birthday party. They had a ball there. He then took Mia bowling, which she says was "Awesome!" I slept soundly while they were all out having fun.
I worked with a lovely nurse two nights ago who had trained at my hospital quite a few years ago. She was talking about being involved in our Graduate Nurses Association and the fact that there are not very many people attending the group these days.
Also, that there is a Genealogical Society that is involved with deciphering or transcribing old treatment records within our hospital which date pre 1910, earliest date being 1856. It is volunteer work. I think this is an amazing opportunity and one I would not want to miss. I will be contacting the appropriate people this week about becoming involved.