Saturday, December 10, 2011

Saturday and

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.


  1. You are one of those special people Debbie working with a team that helps save lives, you are all amazing. I also think that your card is so beautiful that ribbon, the sentiment and design is stunning.
    Lorraine x

  2. You are such a special woman!

    Your card is fabulous!

  3. gorgeous card the dramatic bow. THANK you for what you're awesome!

  4. Wow...think I'll stick with my laid back version of nursing. My worst shifts include seizures, acting out, panic attacks, splinters, ingrown toenails - lol! LOVE that yummy ribbon and ginormous sentiment...gorgeous card!!