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post #1 of 9
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Morning cat folks!

Its going to be another cold one today..I suppose at this time of the year I can stop saying that and just assume that its going to be cold eh?

Not much going ont today...I'll have a crazy day at work today with one claim that is suspicious and needs to be investigated, and one total loss. They are the worst because people always think their car is worth more than it actually is

Anyhoo, I shall battle through! Have a great day folks!
post #2 of 9
It hasn't been too cold here, chilly, but I still haven't pulled out my winter coat.

I work 6 hours today. I'm anxious to get there because I was doing one to one care on a very sick lady with cancer. Two weeks ago the family was told "2 years", but the cancer is very aggressive and has grown by leaps and bounds in that time and the family was finally told yesterday that it's now "imminent" and that she may last a day. That's the part of my job that I hate the most.

After work I get to come straight home and have an afternoon nap! I so miss my afternoon naps!
post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
the family was finally told yesterday that it's now "imminent" and that she may last a day. That's the part of my job that I hate the most.
Hugs and kudos to you for being able to be there and care for this lady, and others like her....you don't know what a blessing you are .....and its something that a lot of us just cannot do....I'd be in a puddle of tears all the time, I'm afraid.


Nada much here today, its cold, and we don't have any lunches, which is good, because I woke up with a bad headache this morning. Am going to take something, rest a bit, then clean the kitties litter boxes and water fountains. We do have a dinner tonight for six, they want to try both our lasagna and spaghetti.....so hub made sauce yesterday evening for that, he's puttering at the bakery this morning while I'm parked on my butt in the bed, lol!
post #4 of 9
Morning All!!!

Cold here this morning as well -10. Snowed overnight so I have some snow clean-up to do in a bit.

Errands for me today, bank, drugstore, library and grocery store. That should take most of the afternoon.

After that over to my aunt's to drop off some cookies I made for her when I was baking Saturday.

Just computer time and TV this evening. I may do some more work on my scrapbook for the cats but that is only if the mood strikes me.

The kitties are good this morning, sitting in the window watching the neighbors dog Riley tearing around his backyard. Apparently Riley likes the snow
Everyone have a great day
post #5 of 9
Morning. It's only supposed to get to 48 degrees here today! I don't mind since I prefer cold weather over hot. Not doing much today except going to the grocery store. (YUCK)!
post #6 of 9
Good morning friends! I'm getting my flu shot this morning then running errands.
post #7 of 9
Hubby was home today so went furniture shopping for the baby. We have it narrowed down to two different sets.

The kitties got some new mice toys. We also picked out paint for the bathroom.
Pretty productive day.
post #8 of 9
Am at work and bored out of my tree so playing around on facebook with my friend making silly comments.

Have spent most of the day looking for an order form that has mysteriously disappeared. ARGH!

30 minutes before I get to go home. Woohoo!
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Originally Posted by KittenKrazy View Post
Hugs and kudos to you for being able to be there and care for this lady, and others like her....you don't know what a blessing you are .....and its something that a lot of us just cannot do....I'd be in a puddle of tears all the time, I'm afraid.
Thanks

Since I'm on a back to work program I have to be "buddied" with a nurse so that if I need to take an additional break or am unable to complete my shift for whatever reason, my buddie nurse takes over the assignment. Essentially I'm there working, but "not really there" in a 100% responsible role.

Mandy, my buddy nurse yesterday is a young girl who just graduated from the nursing program and hasn't been "registered" as of yet since she was still waiting for her exam results (she passed by the way! ). A more senior nurse would have done the one-to-one nursing for the patient and had someone else look after the rest of her patient assignment. That's how it was on Sunday when I was there. My buddy nurse looked after her, while I looked after the rest of her patients. However, since Mandy is so new and not yet used to that level of patient acuity and caring for dying patients and grieving families, I offered to do it.

Today she told me that she was very grateful that I did that. She said that after I left she went in an hour later to give the morphine I asked her to give, and she was only in the room 3 minutes and when she left she was an emotional wreck and all teary eyed.

I didn't mind. I like looking after acutely ill patients because I find it challenging. And I also like doing palliative care. With palliative care the emphasis is on pain management and comfort, two things that I greatly believe in.

The lady died shortly after midnight. I'm relieved for the patient, but sad for her family because there was such a rapid turn for the worse and they really didn't have time to prepare, if you ever can prepare for the death of someone that you love.

If I'm off that day, I will probably attend the funeral. I do that on occasion depending on the situation.
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