ok, so this might come off wrong, so let me start this out by sending love and respect to all my nurses out there... but holy moly we just had the most intense nurse experience of my stay. Let me instroduce, Nurse Becky. She entered the room and proceeded to tell me all about why she was late what she does, how she does it, why she does it, etc. etc. etc. I mean down to the detail of what a stool softener is and how it works.
All I needed were my scheduled meds, vital check and monitoring which usually takes about 10-15 minutes. Well not Nurse Becky...
-she asked me everything about my body from checking my nail beds down to my last weight, which I had checked 5 weeks ago so not sure how that adds accuracy.
-during my monitor she made me lay in a still position with my arms over my head so my arms would stay out of her way.
-she would not take her eyes off me until she saw me take my prenatel vitamin because she was not allowed to leave me alone with meds...
-when I asked he for an ambien, which many patients take for obvious reasons, she lectured me that I could become addicted and should be careful, seriously? Of course I realize that but cut me some slack for a few days!
-then she asked why my leg pumps were off (they help with circulation on bed rest) and I told her I just turned them off recently (totally allowed) and she then told me how I was putting myself at risk for blood clots which could quickly travel to my heart and instantly kill me.
Of course I am grateful for her detail, but the intesity/lectures were a bit much. Brian cracked up when she left and said have fun with her during your 3a.m. vital check.
p.s. Braden is doing great. He is cozy in the womb probably still wondering what all the fuss is about.
p.p.s. Thanks for the Halloween comments, highly entertaining :)