Well it's the weekend again! LONG day yesterday in the ICU. Not my patient but brought in a young man from trauma and when I saw those parent's faces I couldn't help but feel a fist in my gut - my worst nightmare with my son being 19 and you known invincible! Or so they think! Then after a fairly quiet day I get the HUGE trauma that came in about 5:30 - blood dripping off the stretcher as they bring the patient up and massive transfusion and code drugs going non-stop until I got relieved at 7. Then it's sooo hard to walk away and say it's the end of my shift and someone else takes over. Didn't realize how exhausted I was until I got home BUT sad as it is that's EXACTLY why I came back to ICU. As a critical care nurse it's just those tense hectic - blood on the floor huge trauma - team working as one - life-saving work and skills that makes it all worthwhile. Unfortunately trauma exists and I love being a part of a team working to save a life.
Now for more pleasant matters - here's my card this week for Unscripted Sketches. I used some of the awesome Gemstone Core'dination's collection for this as well as some My Mind's Eye tags.
Please join us this week and enjoy your weekend!
I hope you had a chance to get by this week over at Core'dinations. We had a spectacular week showing off what the Design Team created for you with the teaming of Basic Grey and Core'dinations. Scroll back through my postings this week to see what I created.