Updates and musings from one momma nurse


Monday, January 31, 2011

Watch out for those wild animals.

(I have several pictures to upload, but that will have to wait for another day.)

Little old lady, confused as all get out, has recently had surgery and persists in climbing out of bed and attempting to leave the room/floor/building. Because wild animals are about to come in, and she is going to bleed to death, and everyone is trying to kill her.

We discuss safety. We discuss a need to heal. Reorienting only helps for about 20 seconds at a time, and then she is hollering my name again.

I redirect little old lady back to bed. Again.

She looks up at me and says, "What happened? I thought you were my friend!"

"I'm not your friend. I am your nurse. Those two don't always overlap."

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Our little leftie?


A glimpse into the future? Hopefully she'll have better vision than I do.


Sweet Pea's "cheese" face

(After this is where I skip a few days in the 365 project. Surprised?)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Thanks, Dr. Google.

"You know that pain medicine button? Is it true that there isn't really pain medicine in there? That it's all in the patient's head? My friend told me it's actually an antibiotic. That's not very nice to trick the patient like that."


1/365, 2/365

I make no promises that I will update daily, nor that I will get all 365 in by the end of the year.

However, I am going to attempt to record daily some aspect of our life through 2011. I'm sure the majority will be of Sweet Pea, but there may be other subjects thrown in there from time to time. I suppose it depends on what is going on.

Here is January 1. Sweet Pea, reading a new book and eating peanut butter off a spoon to get rid of hiccups.

January 2 saw Sweet Pea using her workbook (a Christmas gift to familiarize her more with letters). We're nowhere near proficiency, but she seems to enjoy it. Here's a sample page from the day.