Monday, March 2, 2009
Well, One Hell Of A Weekend..........
Saturday, I returned home from work in the morning to feed the horses and found that their water had begun to freeze! Crap! So I ran through the house checking all fuses, turning them off and back on again for a restart. My problem is that I must sleep and I've got, if I'm lucky 5 hours to do it in before I must get up and head off to work again, so even if I fix the water, I've got no way of watching it to see if the ice melts. I thought, better safe than sorry and I called my neighbor, who was on his way to Iowa, then I called Jeremiah, who was up north fishing. I then called Jess, who lives at least an hour plus away in desperation to get a new heater in case this one was trashed, changed the extension cord. Of course, Jess came through and stopped at TSC and picked up a new one for me and made the drive. Well, then the damned thing started working which was unfortunate for Jess, cause she made this long trip for nothing. Thank-you so much Jess!
Work was tough as it was. I volunteered for a very sick kid because it was my Orientee's last night and ended up running my own code. We did save him for my shift. I cannot go into details, but my orientee asked the little tiny blond police officer in the room if she could use her gun on me, jokingly of course, however, I'm sure if the police officer, tough little thing wasn't very amused. Unfortunately the little one passed on the day shift. I knew he would, but not on mine, always my goal. Needless to say, apparently I was shouting for the code meds at the time, hoping for some direction from the PNP, who just wasn't giving it to me, so I took over. My friend said , I made her piddle her pants because I was shouting, I told her she may have piddled, but I was poopin'! I love my supervisor because after we stabilized said kid, she jokingly checked my pulse. LOL, I didn't realize I was shouting. I now owe my friend some Cadbury creme eggs! I came home sore and exhausted in more ways than one Sunday morning. My poor orientee, an awesome nurse, said she was going to cry all the way home. I told her she had to separate, go home knowing she did the best she could for this child and hug her kids. That's the only way to get through this stuff.
On a good note, Jack no longer pees and poos in his crate and this morning, I took him outdoors with the others to feed the horses and goats and he both piddled and pooed outdoors, but once again only because he was tied to the hitching post.
I think the cranberry juice has helped the Moo, Miss Mina as she has stopped the potty scoot and her girlie area no longer smells strong. I will get cranberry pills for her today. I have a lot of chores today, poo patrol, house clean, banking and getting one of the kitties into the Vet as she has a sinus infection and in spite of efforts to flush her sinuses out. Of course, I've been clawed. Kitty is elderly, near 20 and I dread this, because if the Vet suggests surgery, I will have to put her to sleep. It's not logical to me to put her through that at that age and roll the dice that she would survive the surgery for what? And the Vet I plan on taking her to, always makes you feel guilty if you make that decision. I don't take those decisions lightly as it stands, so we'll see what happens. And I'm currently freezing my butt off as one of the pellet burners needs repair and it is bloody cold in here!
Posted by Callie at 6:11 AM