Monday, October 31, 2005

a little update

except for my last post (that has no point at all), i haven't updated this blog for months. a lot has happened over the summer, but i will get into that later.

i just finished a 5-week visiting nurse internship, which i loved. being a visiting nurse is something i might want to do when i'm all "growed up". got a first touch on using electronic charting system as well, it was so cool, and easy to use! i don't think the pediatric ward that has ordered the thesis from us uses the same charting system though. speaking of thesis, we've submitted the first draft of our research proposal! this week is also my last week of classes in 2005, *yay*!

next week i am to begin a 3-week internship at the pediatric ward, after that it will be another three weeks at a well baby clinic, and right after christmas i will spend three weeks in NICU. i have mixed feelings about the internships. while i am interested in learning about pediatric nursing, and it will be lovely to handle newborns and young babies, i don't know how i will be able to handle all this emotionally. my son had some very serious neurological issues as a baby and now that i am about to take care of seriously ill children and see their parents' anguish, it's like re-living my own nightmare again. i think it is good when nurses show their emotions, but i just hope i don't have to go bawling around the corner too often!


Blogger HypnoKitten said...

Glad to see that you're posting again, Minna!

Keep up the good work, relax. I bet the parents in the pediatric ward will really appreciate your insight and empathy on how it is to have a child who is sick. How was it for you when it was your child? Wasn't it important to know there were those there that understood you? I bet it will go fine!


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God always put us in a position where we either learn or teach others. I believe that he is placing you in such wards to take care of those children and help the parents as well in their endeavor. Good luck with that! I believe that you'll do well!

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