Tuesday, April 21, 2009

When the patients are sleeping. . . .

So what is it that nurses do when the patients are sleeping?
Well tonight is the first night in a really long time that I have had a TOTALLY uneventful night. Three patients, all ready to be discharged to home in the morning and all sleeping very soundly ALL night long. No one used their call buttons once. No one had medications between the hours of 9pm and 5am. No one required their vitals taken between the hours of 9pm and 5am. What's a nurse to do. . . ?

Well, in between checking to make sure everyone was breathing. . and they were. . they were ALL SNORING! Very loudly might I add. I would look in on each of them about every hour. Then I watched the clock move slowly, and the more the night went on the slower the clock seemed to tick. It was almost painful!

Then it was internet time. . . I googled strange medical terms, diagnosis that I didn't know, I read through patient charts, I read blogs, I tried to plan a vacation, I helped other nurses (who were just as NOT busy as I was). Then I read more blogs.

I also took some time to pray for a sweet 5 month old baby boy named Stellan who will be having a Heart Ablation this morning. Please take a minute to check out his moms blog. You won't be able to read one post without falling in love with this child. The whole world seems to be following her blog and praying for this child. There is a button to the right on my blog that will get you there. It is amazing how God is working in his little life.

So, I am bored silly and really can't think of any great funny stories to tell. So, leave me a comment telling me what you do at work, when the work seems to be all done and there is nothing to do. I would love some new ideas, because reading the newspaper online is getting a little old.



  1. I can guarantee that Mark would've kept you hopping. :)

    Well, being I work from home, when my stats are good, I will do laundry, wash dishes and if I'm real ambious, I'll clean....but that's pushing it. :)

    Yeah, that is very, very nice.

  2. Hahaha I've always wondered what people with jobs like yours do in their downtime! :P