Friday, April 18, 2008

Finding It Hard to Breathe

Well, it's over... I just got home from my final shift of this rotation at WCHOB. It was a night of asthmatics for the most part. Neb treatment, steroids, another neb, pulse ox's still low, another neb, kid's heartrates and jitteriness levels rising. Etc.

Plus, to be honest, I had a bit of "clock-watching" going on, and I didn't really want to be there. All I kept thinking about was, "8 more hours and then I am on vacation." "Six more hours..." "Four more hours..." "Will this night ever end...?"

And, it did...! Woohoo...!!!!

I finished the last of my packing. Now I need to run downstairs and make sure everything is in order for the cats. One of my work colleagues will be cat-sitting. Or as she calls it, "Dog and Cat" sitting since she feels Winston is almost like a little dog instead of a cat considering the way he likes to jump up on people when they come over to the house.

I am posting my seal graphics as a slide show for your viewing pleasure.

If you've been following the seal photos and counts (last count: 124.899) over the last couple of weeks, the HSUS has stopped reporting from the ice. The EU will most likely be making an announcement to ban seal products some time in the next couple of months. Pressure from all sides and low prices have decreased the number of seals killed from the allowed 275,000. Let's hope that number will not be reached, and that next year the number will be zero.

When I get back I will have the photos of my trip to share... hope you come back on the 28th when I start my new rotation in the MICU. I've heard the patients are really sick, and there's a lot of work to be done, and a lot of learning to be had! Plus a lot of interesting stories waiting to be told...!


lv2trnscrb said...


good news about the seals; I do hope, like you, it is zero next year

looking forward to pictures and new adventures when you return!!


pharmolo said...

Have a great trip, Veronica

erarein63 said...

Have a great vacation/honeymoon!  You've totally earned it!!! DE ;)

bea832 said...

i just visited dog and cat today.  dog was well behaved and we were able to play together amicably without anyone getting hurt :)  sophie was content to get a body rubdown.

helmswondermom said...

I am dropping by, by way of Donna's Guest Editor picks at Magic Smoke.  Congratulations to you!  I hope that you are having a wonderful vacation!