Wednesday, April 21, 2010

5 day weekend

i guess it is a good thing to answer your phone. usually i don't if i don't know the number. my boss called offering me paid time off for the rest of the week, making it a 5 day weekend...umm yes please. now what will i do with 5 days off? not quite sure but it will be worth it i am sure. hopefully lots of rest and good sunny days.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

new look

finally 2 weeks is over. 2 weeks of being solely in the med room. it flew by, with no problems what so ever. add do that 2 weeks the fact Kaytee was in the hospital. let's just say its been quite busy. so yesterday i decided i needed a change. there was hair dye on sale at Walgreen's. so i colored my hair then the next day got it chopped off. i went into the salon and told the lady "i need a change. give me a new look." i explained to her that every time in the past i would tell the people this and all they would do it trim it. so she took my request and oh my gosh changed it. she straightened it (which is no big deal cuz i periodically straighten it myself). i kinda like it, but i really need to see it tomorrow we will see. but for now take a look...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Life on Hold

Since Easter Kaytee's Aunt Lori has been with us, helping with Carigan as Kaytee has transitioned from day shift training to evening shift training. Tiny Treasure Daycare is only open till 6, which doesn't help since evening shift doesn't finished work till 11:30. It seems that Kaytee has enjoyed life as a correctional nurse so far and really has clicked with my coworkers well. During her training she managed to have an ear infection, then an ongoing fever, cough, and finally on Tuesday the doctor diagnosed her with right lobe pneumonia and admitted her in the hospital (which is where I am typing this now as I watch her sleep). She is having breathing problems, and reactions to the med neb treatments at this time. Thankfully Aunt Lori is sill in town (although I think she leaves this weekend, but that might change depending on how Kaytee is doing) and is more then helping with Carigan and keeping the fort down.

It seems like many people I know is in MRMC right now, so while Kaytee sleeps, I make my rounds down the hall to check on them. 2 friends had babies this week. A very close friend, Eric, who use to live with me when I was at Julia and Derricks is in for pneumonia, but his is much worse, and he is on a ventilator in the ICU. It's extremely sad watching him and his parents fight over their 30 year old son. Please keep Eric and Kaytee in your prayers.

Today I had to play the role of Kaytee to Carigan as I took her to her WIC appointment. Thank God Carigan looks more like me then Kaytee, and people don't even bat an eyelash when they see us together. When Carigan was only 6 months old Kaytee and I were car shopping and the salesman proceeded to tell me that I had a very good nanny for Carigan (meaning Kaytee)!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

flu outbreak

there is a crazy flu outbreak at the prison that has kept everyone busy. infirmary is full, we have sent people out to other camps as sleepers due to the lack of beds, flu patient are hourly getting locked up in segregation. very busy for some already stressed nurses. i have been lucky to stay away from it since i have been in the med room for the past week and have this week as well. this flu has hit our household as well, by Kaytee getting it...good news at work though is that summer yard has opened meaning the med room pass is a lot better.

Friday, April 2, 2010

A month of change

The past month has been busy with much change. It is hard to believe we have been in this house for a month now. Finally last week we got the last of decorations, bar stools installed, and dvd player working. Carigan turned 3 two weeks ago, and we had a grand circus themed party. Today I picked up Kaytee's Aunt, Lori, up and will be staying with us for 2 weeks. Today also marks the last day shift orientation for Kaytee, next week she will switch to evenings orientation, which will be nice to be kinda on the same schedule. We are still waiting for her full time status to come around. The poor dogs have finally gotten use to being put on a leash outside. That is the one bad thing about this place is the lack of fenced in yard. Oh well.

The biggest excitement in the family was that James and Briana had their baby girl, Lillian Noel Harris on March 18th. Weighed in at 7 lbs 11 oz. She has a rough first day with breathing problems, but is just fine and dandy now. James graduated from his training program yesterday, so he is now a federal officer!