Nursing

Just call me Nurse Emily

March 25, 2014
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Right after Little Dude’s initial diagnosis (last June…), one of the nurses was explaining to me all the different medications he would be given, plus the ones I would have to administer at home. Then she joked that I would be almost like a trained nurse in no time. The thing is, I never wanted […]

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Hooray For The Nurses!

January 23, 2014
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I’ve spent A LOT of time in hospitals over the past year, which means I’ve spent a lot of time around nurses. Of course the doctors are crucial to my son’s care, but when it comes down to who is spending the most time with Little Dude and me, it’s the nurses without a doubt. […]

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What I’ve Learned About Being A Hospital Visitor

April 1, 2013
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It’s not easy when someone you love is in the ICU of a hospital for a week straight. With all the beeping machines and long stretches of watching your loved one sleep, you have plenty of time to think, daydream, and observe the workings of a hospital. This is what I’ve learned over the past […]

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