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Friday, May 22, 2009

The REALLY BAD NIGHT . . .

As an RN working two nights a week in the womens center doing Labor & delivery, you're bound to have some REALLY BAD NIGHTS.

As was the case today, I came home kind of a basket case . . .



Or maybe Train wreck might be a better expression . . .



Imagine all the horror stories you've experienced or ever had told to you about women's delivery experiences. While usually they are the far extreme, as a nurse you get to experience almost all of them at some time or another.

From time to time it can be really difficult and sometimes I ask myself . . .
WHY do I do this?


Then I got a phone call.
My neighbor's frantically getting ready for a big reception in her yard.
She has hundreds of guests arriving soon for her daughters wedding reception which is in their backyard this evening.

She needed help doing this . . .



And this . . .




And guess what?

I feel better now.

So now, I can go back again tonight - to deliver more babies!


7 comments:

Jackie said...

OH! I'm so sorry! It sounds stressful!

Hang in there!

Carolyn said...

I'm sorry you had a bad night. Sometimes doing something else entirely really helps. Looks like you figured that out.

Just know you have one of my dream jobs. Some day I want to be a labor and delivery RN.

tammy said...

Oh that would be so hard. I think I would be bawling in the L&D room if things were bad. Wow. You must have a lot of stories to tell. But I agree, a wedding is the perfect thing to get your mind off the sad.

Victoria said...

You would be such an awesome person to have in the delivery room, Kristin! I can tell you would have such a nice calming influence. But the closest I have ever come to death has been a couple of my deliveries, and worse, what sometimes happens right before, or right after! Fortunately, we have always ended up with a wonderful outcome...but of course you would have to see some of the sad outcomes. I certainly have appreciated my LDR nurses. Thanks for doing what you do!

Kate said...

I bet it is a very worthwhile job but probably at times it is quite stressful. I am glad that you were able to help someone else and get your mind off of it. Have a great weekend.

Joy For Your Journey said...

When my mother was in the hospital we came to love and appreciate very much the nurses. And during the five times I gave birth the nurses were what made the difference in my stay. Also when my daughter had her baby, I loved the nurses who helped her. So I think it is hard to even begin to imagine how much you are appreciated--especially in the bad times.

How fun to help with the wedding. Weddings and parties are my favorite things to be involved in. The pictures look beautiful! And it is funny how serving together with others can brighten your spirits. I love that you shared your experience. It brightened my day.

Carla said...

Goodness! Thank you for the job you do. I know it was a kind nurse that got me through, and my four deliveries were normal. (I pray for kind nurses and doctors when my girls have their babies also). God bless you as you do His work:)

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