Tuesday, June 25, 2013

One Year Later (only 14 days late) *Prepare for a post filled with pics*

Can someone please tell me how all of this was a whole year ago?? ( Part One Part 2 Part 3) I still miss having my little ladybug inside me. I swear I still feel phantom kicks at times. It's been a long fun and stressed filled year. All the trouble with Makenna's weight and breastfeeding about did me in (Read about it here), but we pushed through! Makenna has changed A TON throughout this year! I can't believe I have a one year old! She is the best thing that ever happened to me! Enjoy the following pics! They are the best of the best!

(Me on top, Makenna on the bottom)

Monday, June 3, 2013

A quick happy update

I forgot to mention the test results in the last post. After studying like crazy, we took our first test and.... I got a 90%!!!! I'm super excited with this grade!

TURD (Tallahasse Upper Respiratory Disease) aka THE SICKNESS

I was so proud of myself for avoiding all the respiratory crap going around town... then I made the mistake of being outside while Michael was mowing the grass... I have 2 allergies. 1: Wasps 2: Freshly cut grass. Yeah... I'm a genious. My thought process was "Oh, our lawnmower doesn't blow the grass out to either side, so I should be ok to stay in the pool with Makenna while he mows." Yeah... no. Thursday I woke up with a sore throat and by that evening I was a snot/mucus factory. Yuck. I still thought it was all due to the grass. Well I guess the inlammatory process getting activated by the allergie lowered my immune response and WHAM Friday I woke up to a full blown URI. I muddled through the day and called my doctor that afternoon to ask them to call in some antibiotics for me. I got shot down super quickly on that one. "I'm sorry Mrs. Fredrickson, but you'll have to come in and be seen." Now just when exactly would they propose I do that? The only time I'm not in work or school, they aren't open!! I was in the process of figuring out a solution to the problem when I went in for my weigh in. My awesome doctor there heard me coughing  hacking and gave me a script for a Z-Pak!!! He is awesome and saved my life! I still suffered all weekend, especially yesterday, but I woke up from my good nights sleep nap (Makenna has a molar coming in and last night was hell on earth complete with a whopping 2.5 hours of sleep) feeling like a whole new person. Now I just need to get some sleep tonight and I'll be good to go!

We start Clinicals this week. I am super nervous about this because I am so used to functioning at a nurse level... now I have to pedal it back to "student nurse has to have everything checked off by teacher first" and "you can't give a single medication without your instructor in the room with you" level. The other stress causer: Care Plans. I'm not that worried about it because it's not that complex, but depending on the patient you are assigned, they can get pretty intense. Wish me luck!