Sunday, July 22, 2007

I love my puppy dog!'s true...I love my puppy dog. Look at how cute she is!!! It took a little bit of adjustment, but I am glad I have her in my life. We're still working on the housebreaking, but she's doing well & growing!!! She gained 2 lbs in just one week. She gets her second set of shots on August 3rd & then I'll schedule her to get spayed. I have even been thinking of getting another puppy so that she has a companion, but I need to figure out what I'm gonna do first as far as travel nursing.

I want to do it, but it's hard to leave my comfort zone as you all know. I may try out working agency at other hospitals just to get my feet wet before jumping into travel nursing. Then I think why not just stay where I'm at? My co-workers are like a second family. We have fun working together - it's all good. Is more money worth giving up a comfortable atmosphere & a flexible schedule? Will I ever have the answers??? lol

I worked 4 nights in a row this past week. I'm off this entire week - just for the fun of it. I really need to straighten up my house!

My patients are starting to become a blur to me. Well, not the patient themself, but the memory of them. I've been off since Thursday & can't really think of anything to say about the patients I cared for.

Oh, there is one that stands out. She's been in the hospital for almost a month for respiratory issues. For some reason the doctor has her on lantus insulin (for diabetes). Well, the dose was too high. One morning her blood sugar was 12. 12!!!!! She was non-responsive, but breathing. We gave her 1/2 amp of D50 & got her to come around. Looking back, I am proud of how well it was handled & really glad the patient was ok. Needless to say, we got the amount of Lantus she receives decreased & the night I had her - I was having her eat pudding & jello so she wouldn't drop by morning time.

I'm halfway through my Professional Nursing Concepts class. I don't like it even though I have an A average. I don't like the amount of time it takes to do the classwork. So after this semester, I'm going to put it on hold for now.

That's about all that's going on! Have a good week!

Sunday, July 15, 2007


I cannot believe it's already the middle of July! Where has the time gone? I've been back from vacation for a month now. It feels like I never even went on one!!!

Shay is keeping me quite busy - like right now she's not happy I'm online. She is a small bundle of energy! There are some days I do feel a sense of regret getting her - only because I've gotten so used to not having this type of responsibility. She sleeps a lot, but also requires a lot of attention as well as going out practically every hour while she is awake. She's young - not quite 10 weeks old. A mix between german shephard & lab. She looks like Jagger at times, which is a nice reminder, but also a sad one. I still miss him so much. He was like a baby to me, but this one isn't feeling the same way. Perhaps with time & when she's a few months older & not so needy it will get better. But then I also think - maybe I should consider giving her away while she's still so little & cute. I don't know. I am the worst when it comes to any type of change - even good change.

I have my brother watching her on the days/nights that I work and as soon as she's had all of her shots, I'll put her in doggy daycare for the days/nights that I work. 13 hours is just too long to leave a dog - especially a puppy at home alone. I could get a doggy door, but I still think it's way too many hours to be left alone. She'll like socializing with other dogs and I'll have peace of mind that my house isn't going to be a disaster when I get home.

Ok, I better go & spend some more time with her. I will catch up soon with work & all that fun stuff. Have a good week!

Saturday, July 7, 2007