Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Anika Marie Cupp

She was born May 6, 2008, weighing 7 pounds, and measuring 20 inches long. She is happy and healthy and resting comfortably! Go to my MySpace page to check out pictures and video of da baby! The link is on the right side of this page.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Atrial Flutter

Anyway, I can't sleep. I took a two hour nap at about eight o' clock and now I'm up for a while.

I've been on a digital camera binge lately. I've taken like a hundred pictures in the last few days. I put most of the good ones on my MySpace page they're okay pictures, mostly of my fam. I don't post much on my facebook page, sort of because I can't really stand facebook. I started a flickr account until I realized that I really had too many various accounts already.

We had our second baby shower today. It was pretty cool; we got a ton of baby stuff. We also went to church at Bear Lake today for the first time in a long time. It was pretty cool. I love Bear Lake very much. Every time I drive out there I just think how lucky I was to grow up somewhere so cool and so grounded.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

May Day

I think that May Day might be a communist holiday, but I'm not sure.

Work was cool today. I was very busy and I think my preceptor was getting kind of impatient with me being a little behind the 8 ball, but I was keeping up alright. I'm excited about getting off of orientation in about a month. That will be good times. I was in the Neuro ICU today (possibly my favorite wing of our unit). One patient had a hemorrhagic stroke yesterday and the other has a massive cerebral infarction over night.
There are always ethical dillemas in neuro. The only one that really gets me is witholding nutrition. Not feeding someone who is capable of taking enteral nutrition goes against every nursing instinct I have. I can understand taking people off of ventilators or medications, but witholding feedings just gets me.

My guitar lesson was subpar. I felt like I had a decent grasp on the music, but each week we add new layers of complexity to what I'm supposed to be doing, so I'm always just falling short of our goals, but improving none the less. For one thing, I can't get my nails right. This impedes my tone a great deal. I need to just let them grow and quit messing with them. My guitar lessons should go much smoother from now on, since I am finishing school next week (although I'm taking IV Therapy in the summer, it shouldn't be much of a challange).