I’m into my 4th week at EJ…still exciting as ever! This week I’m in ICU and ICU step down unit.
I meant to update last week, but seeing that I came down with a horrible sinus infection, I was not in the mood for staring at a computer screen. A little update about my 3rd week:
Monday went great. Leah, a Tulane intern graduate from last year, found herself being the new RD at EJ. She does assessments for 7E, 2E, psych and NICU. I visited a particularly bossy patient early Tuesday morning to see if she needed anything extra on her tray. After telling Leah about the experience in the room, she wanted to check it out for herself so we headed up again to give a 2gr Na diet instruction. All of a sudden I felt extremely hot and needed to sit. I walked out the room to find a miracle…a chair waiting in the hall. I plopped myself down and immediately turned white. The nurse panicked and Leah came running out while our patient is screaming wondering what’s going on. Needless to say I was sent home and slept the rest of the day.
Wednesday I came in miserable but had an ENT appt at EJ mid morning. Got myself a shot and some antibiotics. I felt better each day.
Monday I walked into the office to find all the RDs sick. My heart sank…I felt horrible. Although I never had 102 fever like them, I knew I spread my germs everywhere…even if I wiped everything I touched with Lysol, germ x, and Clorox.
We are all feeling much better and are seeing only the patients we absolutely need to visit until we are back to ourselves.
Here are some things that have happened in the last few weeks:
At the casino with my mom and aunts to see Anjelah Johnson (hilarious!)
First parade of the season!
Dinner at Caffe Caffe! Avocado salad with mango vinaigrette
I’ve had one of my last physical therapy appts today and it was so refreshing. I’m free to run whenever I want and I’ve gained a ton of strength and knowledge in the 4 short weeks I’ve been there. Rock N Roll is 3 weeks away…it’s crunch time.