Woohoo! I managed to look after 6 patients with help from a keen second year student nurse. Until now I’ve been looking after max 3 patients or helping out another nurse with their patients. Yesterday I took on a bay by myself with a little help from others. I knew exactly what was happening with my patients, was able to update drs and relatives. I also wanted to do well for my student so that she could learn as much as she could whilst working with me.
At least now, when I’m not supernumerary anymore, I’ll feel ready. I haven’t been able to take on the full nurse roll for a long time! Slow and steady wins the race, and it definitely has been slow progress but worth it.
Im getting on well with my new tablets so far. They are easier to take as they are only taken once daily, instead of twice daily. Hopefully my bloods are still stable. I’ll have a routine appointment on Monday, which involves having my bloods taken.
I’ve been visiting a girl in hospital who I met whilst I was an inpatient. I was introduced to her through the youth support workers who support you through transitioning from child to adult care. She’s the same age as me but unfortunately is now waiting for another liver transplant a year after her first one. Her family live quite far away so I thought it would be nice to support her and keep her company. She’s doing ok but it still makes me sad about what’s happened. What amazes me is that she’s so positive, and always laughing about something! I really hope she gets her new liver in time for Xmas. That’s all I’m going to wish for.🤞🏼I’m praying for you girl! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
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