Saturday, February 6, 2010
1st nursing night shift
Well... it's 6:20am and I still haven't gone to bed. It is a very weird feeling - the days just kind of blend together. I'm still getting ready for my trip but in the meantime I'm taking care of Betty and she needed someone with her all night last night... and I was the lucky girl to do it! Last night my amazing little sister came over to practice blood pressures and pulses (she's studying to be a nurse too) and then I went back to Betty's at midnight. It's been a real blessing to be able to be with her during these last weeks of her life. She took a turn for the worse a couple days ago and we're just making sure she is comfortable. For all of you nurses out there, she has a Kennedy Ulcer the size of a CD on her back. The nurse says that they aren't from lack of turning but that they pop up a few days before death... They're supposedly very rare. Yay for learning new nursing things. So, it's been good - I've learned a lot about life from Betty and now a lot about graduating from this life. She is probably the sweetest lady I have ever met. We'll see what the rest of today brings. But, now... I'm going to bed!
adventures advice AIDS anniversary apartment Arizona babies baby baking Bear Lake Beaver beetle invasion birth story birthday books brian bridal shower bucket list bump Cache Valley california camping canoing celebrate Christmas coconut craziness DAT dates decorations dental school dentist distraction domestic East Coast Easter embarrassing Emry engagement faith fall Family finals fishing food food poisoning friends fun funny general conference getting to know myself goals goldfish graduation gratitude growing up Guatemala halloween health holiday honeymoon hospital interesting job Lagoon lava lent life is good llama fest love marriage martes de testimonio maternity me miscarriage missionary mormon Mrs. Pearce Myla Navy nephew New Mexico new stuff NICU nuevo mexico nursing painting pets photography photos police potato gun primary kiddos proposal pumpkin QUE HORROR reception recipe rock climbing salsa scariest day of my life school semana santa shooting sick sisters snow spanish spring St. George summer temple tender mercies testimony testimony tuesday thanksgiving think about it update vacaiton vacation volcano water skiing wedding windex winter Zipper