A little of this and a little of that

This post started out as a Facebook status but continued to grow into what ended up being this blog post to due to the length. We will just call this my random thoughts post that I post every once in awhile on Facebook. Weekends in lock up are brought to you by naps…naps, whenever possible! Nothing really happens on the weekends in the hospital unless it is an emergency type situation so now is the time to “catch up” on sleep. Continue reading

Yep, that’s my luck

My first night in lock up….in CCU/ICU was as expected, NO SLEEP and constant flow of people in and out.  If I totaled up my “sleep” from last night, I would have to guess I got about 2 hours.  At 3am I had labs drawn, a chest X-ray taken and nasal swabs. Why at 3am? Your guess is as good as mine. They were completed nonetheless. Earlier in the night I had an EKG along with my first set of nasal swabs. Hahaha. Yesterday was brought to you by the number 2. I’ll explain; 2 sticks to get a peripheral IV for the chest CT with contrast, 2 sticks for a blood gas, 2 sticks to get my port accessed, 2 sticks from the lab tech for blood cultures since they have to be from 2 different sites, 2 sets of nasal swabs. There may have been more of the terrible twos but due to my lack of sleep, I can’t remember. Oh who am I kidding, my memory sucks and everyone knows that. Hahaha Continue reading