Thursday, May 19, 2011

I just miss her...

This week has been a crazy one. With my new jobs starting in the past few weeks, it's been a bit chaotic. My Meduflex position at the hospital is an interesting one... I'm able to sign up for shifts whenever I want, knowing though that I'm the first person that will get cancelled if hospital census is low. So, Monday and Tuesday, I got cancelled. However, I'm also coordinating a project called 'Nursing Your Career Camp', where Charleston County high school students that are interested in nursing come to MUSC for 3 days and shadow nurses, work in the simulation lab, get their CPR certification, and hear specialized nurses give speeches about their areas of expertise. I am organizing it all, and it's a bit overwhelming, but exciting too. So, I worked on that camp for hours both Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday I had my first day orienting for my home health RN position. It was with a wonderful family and a sweet 6 year old boy, a very interesting and new experience for me.

Today, I worked on the cardiac floor and had to perform chest compressions on a 2 month old cardiac pre-op patient who was going downhill fast... how scary and what an experience. But how rewarding to see him doing well by the time I went home today. It's just been quite a busy, crazy week. And all at the same time, my little girl is learning new words/sounds, saying dada like it's her job, and just growing like crazy. I feel like I'm never around to see it all... most nights I get home, and she's already asleep. It's exhausting, yet my job is so rewarding too. I just wish I could work because I want to, not because I have to. Then I could be here for all her big moments, and little ones... I just don't want to miss a thing.

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