So I have contracted Covid. It may be a minute before a post. I probably got if from a patient as the facility I’m working has an out break. I’m not feeling good at all. Be safe and keep me in your prayers. Thank you. Like
I have been on a healing journey for probably around a year or maybe a bit longer. I realized that a lot of the things that has happened to me in my past was mostly of my own doing. Probably karma. I have learned that because I was hanging on to all the trauma that… Continue reading Change In The Air
After the first couple patients had contracted Covid and the upper management decided to play ring around the building with every patient. Everyone that was working there was scared shitless. (to put it bluntly). Most of us knew it was coming and we still got up. Day after day, put on our scrubs, and went… Continue reading Abandoned
o, So I had a pretty rough night at work last night. I mean I have had some pretty crappy nights as a nurse, but last night I had three different patients fall all in the span of six hours. In the geriatric community, a fall is sometimes a death sentence. It is actually one… Continue reading Sunrise
Today my blog is celebrating its first anniversary. Thanks for tuning in, reading up, and listening. It’s been a quite a ride, I know. This blog has been a way to vent, exchange, and get awareness out about health care workers, patients that aren’t seen, and families that weren’t heard before and after Covid. We’re… Continue reading Anniversary
If you did not know, but some people can not eat just anything. I don’t just mean you can have that favorite ice cream because you're on some diet. Some can’t eat solid foods at all and live for years with a tube in their stomachs. The only thing they can have is a liquid… Continue reading Eating What She Wants!
On a regular dialysis day, things were suppose to go this bad, but they did.
So I was working in long term care after covid started and received a patient that was almost the same age as myself. She had no kids but was married to a much older man. I did not care too much for her husband. He was an older southern white man. And let everyone know… Continue reading Gun Control
This isn’t really a Covid story to say the least. I was working at a hospItal many years before covid. The house supervisor had pulled me off the regular floor that I had been working on and put me down in ER to help out during “rush hour”. I was in triage most of that night… Continue reading The Morgue
I had a patient tell me about her husband some time ago. They were married over 50 years before he passed. Her name was Sarah and her husband name was Bill. I walked into her room she said, “Patty, come here I want to show you something.” She handed me a picture of Bill, “this… Continue reading The School Picture
Someone that I work with made me remember a patient I once had. She wasn’t very old, she had breast cancer, and was a nurse. This patient apparently took care of everyone but herself. The cancer was so bad that it was growing on the outside of her body. Then she fell a few… Continue reading Last Days
Ladies and gentlemen it’s official, I’m a travel nurse. Starting April 19, one day after my birthday, I’ll be on the road headed to my first destination as a travel nurse. Kinda of nervous, scared, and a whole lot of other emotions. The strangest is sadness, I feel sorta sad, I know I shouldn’t… Continue reading It’s Official, I’m A Travel Nurse
. So I don’t do crowd. Crowds are not an option for me. I’ll explain why this is, I have witnessed some strange things while being in a large crowd. Let me give an example. Myself, my daughter, who was 11 at that time, and a friend went to a Major League Baseball game and… Continue reading Crowds Are Not an Option
I’m writing this blog and it’s so beautiful outside. I just want to spend the day by a river reading a book or fishing by a lake. Has spring really sprung? In Texas we may get two weeks of this weather in spring before the heat sets in like a wall of flames choking you… Continue reading Has Spring Sprung?
About a week ago we had an ice storm. And if you read my post it was really hard trying to get from my door to my car. What I didn’t tell you was the morning after my dance with my pine tree in my front yard I was getting ready to leave. Getting… Continue reading The Ice Storm
Should I leave my home town and go on the road? It's so scary
Part of round one. If you weren't aware, all of our patients were put under strick orders to not leave their rooms. If they did leave the room they had to have a mask. We, the employees, were under strick orders too. We had to wear Goggle's, a mask, a face shield, and a gown… Continue reading Part Of Round One
Lost And Confused When did we as a people lose compassion and empathy for our fellow man? When did it turn too we are all in it for one: me, myself, and I? You know I went into nursing because I wanted to make a difference in someone's life, not for money or glam. I… Continue reading Lost And Confused
One night I get off work from a sixteen hour covid hall work day. I finally arrive home and I climb into my bed. I almost get my eyes closed, then my phone starts to ring. It was a late night call. The girl at the end of the line, 'Hey I'm sorry to bother… Continue reading Late Night Call
Mrs. Page was also on a Dementia unit. She thought because it look like a hospital that she was there to deliver one of her children. I mean she had seven children. She is what I called pleasantly confused patient. For the most part smiled most of the time didn't give anyone a hard time.… Continue reading Mrs. Page On The Dementia Unit
When a fire breaks out and you're the nurse.
My Hero My hero is a story from when I was working on the lock down unit/dementia unit. I took care of an elderly man who was small in stator. He didn't speak any English and when you spoke to him he just looked at you and smiled. Although he was a small man he… Continue reading My Hero
Mr. Classical: Best Nursing Stories. I worked on a Dementia unit for around a year. Those that don't know what that is, it's a unit or hallway that is locked down 24 hours a day. Anyone that is on the unit would have to have a code to get onto the floor and off the… Continue reading Mr. Classical
Best nursing stories: Him and Her: Part 2. To view Him and Her: Part 1, please click here. Mrs. Snow just wasn't herself after Mr. Tegg passed away. She didn't leave her room. She refused to eat. Then she refused to get out of her bed. A month rolled but she was so weak that… Continue reading Him and Her: Part 2
Another Best Nursing Story: Him and Her Now Mr. Tegg and Mrs. Snow were not married but they did spend every minute they could together under lock down. Mrs. Snow was very quiet and soft spoken, she has had a hard life. She lost her daughter to suicide not six months before covid hit. Her diagnosis'… Continue reading Him and Her Part 1