Ever feel like the weather most certainly does not fit your mood? Yeah….I am not so shiny happy right now. I feel like I have a thunder cloud over my head.. So…..just got done with one very long weekend filled with a revolving door of pretermers, a couple of labors, a c-section and a sick baby. Oh yeah….and the need to justify staffing. The sick baby was the worst. Is it too much to ask that I have an oximeter that’s at least from the last 15 years? Because frankly, if my baby is looking like the character Violet from Willy Wonka, I would like to know if his sats are really 79%. And also, if you are the dr. for said patient, would you please not patronize the nurses’ judgment and tell us that the sat monitor is just making us crazy (true, but still) and to take him off of it and take him off the 02 as well. If you would believe what we say, we wouldn’t have to call you 3 times in the next 1 1/2 hours. And also, that would save the shift change pediatrician, respiratory therapist, echo, IV and antibiotics. I worry about this baby, and pray that he is okay.
Also, if you are 36 weeks and think your water broke on Friday, could you please just suck it up and come in on Friday NOT Sunday night? Pretty please? Especially if you are GBS positive. Because frankly, we have our hands full with the one sick baby. We would really rather not have another (this particular baby was fine).
On the plus side, there were plenty of laughs this weekend and good people were working, which always makes the time better. And I most definitely did NOT have to float (yay!). So it wasn’t all bad. On a side note, I found out this weekend that my brain decides only to process the important things when I am tired. For instance, I can function at work. However, I don’t remember much of my driving to and from work or my time at home (I know I showered, but I barely remember it). I would think driving would be important, but apparently my brain thinks not. Who would of guessed?