Well, hello there strangers. Long time no talk. Sorry I haven’t made a blog post in a while but I have been super busy. Lets get started (this will be 1 of 2 post).
First, I went back to work 3 weeks ago. I was so afraid that being away for 12 weeks I might not know how to be a nurse anymore. After 2 days on the job a famous ole saying was running through my head, “Just like riding a bike!”. I was glad and relieved to have it come back so easily. I love being a nurse. I have to say it is one of the most rewarding professions that anyone could go in to. I love my patients dearly and I am so thankful that they let me be apart of their lives in some of their darkest moments. To comfort, embrace and encourage someone to push on, not to give up is what I do best. I am so thankful that God has blessed me with the title nurse.
Second, I had to send Maddox to daycare (crying!). Trusting someone to take care of your precious newborn is one of the most scariest things you will ever do. I researched daycare after daycare and finally agreed to send him to a church daycare close by. His first week I cried everyday. Chris would start to put him in his car seat to take him and I would just break down. I have to say I might have over reacted. The girls there love and take great care of him.
I know they look young but they are awesome.
I worked Monday thru Thursday that week and when Friday rolled around I couldn’t wait to spend the whole day with Maddox but I got an upsetting call from my mother. My grandmother (Gran) had been in the hospital since Easter recovering from surgery. Her condition made a turn for the worse and she had to have another major surgery (thoracotomy). We headed out that morning to St. Bernard’s Hospital in Jonesboro, AR. When we arrived at the hospital I notice that Maddox was real fussy and warm. I told Chris to take him to my parents house while I stayed at the hospital. Around 4:30 pm we received a phone call stating that Gran made it through surgery and was in ICU. While I was waiting to go back to see her, Chris called me because Maddox had a fever. In that second we decided to go back to Little Rock that night so that we could be close to our pediatrician. So, after I went and saw Gran and made sure she was stable, we got back on the road.
The next day we took Maddox to the doctor. After some test, he was found to have a viral infection. He felt so bad the rest of that morning but his fever released later that night and he started perking up.
Please stay tuned……Will post part 2 tomorrow.