Saturday, June 19, 2010

Crazy week...with a cherry on top!

Lets just say this was a crazy week. We were short staffed because a co-worker was on vacation...which is not that big of a deal. But on Monday, a therapist that was scheduled to work Thursday came in with a sling....she wrecked her bike. A german shepard ran in front of her while she was riding by herself (she is an avid triathlete). This meant we would be short 2 therapists on Thursday so 3 people would carry 5 therapists case loads. We worked hard and had long days, but it worked out. goes to meet and help a new patient get dressed. (New patients usually come from the hospital in a gown, but are "medically stable") and her intestines are hanging out of her abdomen. Hmm...which nurse missed that??? Thursday was LOOOONG - I saw my caseload + more than half of someone elses caseload...which really isn't the difficult part. The difficult part is the paperwork. YUCK!!! Then Friday, the 4th therapist (which means we are still short a therapist) was late because she busted her eye open on the car door. Scramble and reschedule...and work late for the 5th day in a row. Then at 2:30 there was an explosion....and I mean explosion a patients ileostomy bag busted all over him and the floor. Poor guy it was everywhere...even in his shoes. We found out at 4:00 (430 is the end of the therapy day in the hospital) there will be a 2nd new patient...meaning I will definitely be work a 6th day.

Saturday AM - go for my long run with fleet feet. Shower, eat, then go to work. When I arrive I found out that the 1st new patient they brought on Friday discharge back to the hospital - ICU!!! Medically Stable for therapy??? I think not!. I meet the other new patient...who has suffered a brain injury - traumatic, but relatively grandparents age. I finished my first session with him and went to get my next 2 patients out of bed. One was angry that I was making him work on a Saturday, but got of bed and came to the gym. As I was helping him get back into his chair from the therapy table, I noticed he had a BM all over the mat. Just wait this is not quite the cherry on top of my wonderful week....After I cleaned up the mat (the nurse aid cleaned the patient). I went back to meet the new patient and finish his evaluation. I had one thing left to examine, but he told me that he couldn't do anymore because he needed to go to the bathroom. I took him to his room and helped him to the toilet. I instructed him to pull the call light when he was finished. I went to the nurses station and gave his nurse a heads up that he wanted tylenol for his headache. She came to his room to administer the meds approx 5 min later ( I have been waiting outside his door) I told her she may want to just catch him at lunch as it was now nearly noon. I knocked on the door and asked him if he was okay. He said yes. I began to hear the sound of plastic rustling around. I was puzzled because the only things in the bathroom are toilet paper, toilet, sink, and shower. Hmm....

Then it hit me...his "buddy" came by and gave him a of those that always come in plastic. Yep! you got it! Cherry on top! What a week. I notified the RN and nurse aide of the situation and decided that the one thing I had left to examine was going to be documented as "not tested". Who knows how long he was going to be in there?

Hope your week was just as fun!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Bachelorette

So I kind of like this blog because I can type about things that my husband does not care about. I can't watch the bachelorette live because we don't have cable, but I watch it on hulu.

Does anyone else think that Kasey is CREEPY and cheesy? I think he is too intense and fake. His voice is so weird!!! A Tattoo???? Really? You are absolutely crazy! When she finds out you are gone!!!

Jonathan "the weatherman" is a geek and a loser. I was not impressed by the serenade, neither was Ali.

Ty. Cute Country boy...hope we get to see him more.

Roberto. Pearly whites. Handsome stud. So sweet.

Frank - Funny man. I like him. def has potential. You are right Kasey is nuts!!!

Kirk - He's growing on me. I think he is genuine.

Justin - I don't think he is as bad as the guys do...but I don't like him much.

Craig - Really not impressed yet. Not cute.

Jesse - Very cute. Wish she would have kept him and given Kasey the boot!

Chris L - Like him a lot. he is cute and really sweet.

Chris N. - Who are you?

Overall....these guys make me really love and appreciate my husband.

Frustrated and Stuck!!!

So I am really frustrated at my job right now. First of all, we have a lot of patients and we are short staffed (because it is summer and people are taking vacation)...which happens occasionally and I can deal with, but it is really frustrating when a few people are not being a team player but are rather playing for the opposing team and are passive aggressive about many things. Passive aggressiveness is one of my least favorite qualities. This makes my job more difficult and more stressful. It is a good thing that I like what I do and that work with me.

On another note...I am frustrated because I submitted for CEU reimbursement money for the course I am taking at TWU this summer (It will count as nearly all of my continuing education) but there is a glitch with the budget and there is no money for outside seminars. Well, I submitted in March and found out the problem at the end of May. Money was due June 1, so I paid the nearly 1,000 out of my pocket. I have still not heard anything about the glitch and resolution to the problem. A coworker was approved for 2 courses after I submitted as an oversight before the budget was found to be at 0.00. There is money in our on-site budget, but I do not need any of that since my requirements will be completed with my DPT classes. I (and other staff) was promised what I believe to be $1200 ever CEU period which this time is Jan 2010 - Dec 2012. This waiting period is so frustrating. I am stuck. I need some answers soon.

Obviously this has not been a good week at work. I am hoping that things begin to look up, but I doubt it since I am working this saturday in order to get a free PDO to use when Ellarie is here. I just want one day where things will work a little better.

To add to the stress...with all of the Thunderstorm that we had yesterday, Jonathan and I were not able to run - which believe it or not usually relaxes me. I am hoping he will feel up to running when he gets home from his bike ride with his buddy. He is considering doing a half ironman in September...I hope he decides soon.

Hoping that tomorrow is better than today.

Monday, June 14, 2010


New to the Blog a follower and a blogger. I am going to try this thing out. Hopefully I will have something to say about my adventures as a wife, mommy-to-be, and runner. Tonight seemed like the perfect night to start given that it is storming outside (flooding in OKC) and I can't go running with my Hubby. We normally run on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday with Fleet Feet Sports running program. This summer we are participating in the "Sweat Hogs" program so that we can get a free shirt and because my last race as prego runner will be on 09/04/10 at Disneyland.

Hopefully I will have some interesting things to say as the summer unfolds and my belly continues to grow.