Thursday, September 27, 2007
Well, we officially survived night two. I HATE staying overnight at the hospital. I know that there are many, many amazing nurses out there in the world, and especially at this hospital. We love many of them, we really do. But must they specifically relegate the crappy nurses to the nighttime shift? Why? We all know how important it is to get a good night's sleep, so why must you interrupt the sleeping baby ALL NIGHT long? Repeatedly? Have a little bit of compassion. I know you are just trying to do your job, but WHY do we need to be interrupted every hour? Is it really vital that you know her blood pressure and temperature at 3am when she is sound asleep? Could you please try to coordinate so we don't have a nurse in at 12am, a tech in here at 1, and respiratory coming in at 2? And why can't you open the door quietly? Why do you insist on TALKING to her? When you try to comfort her and tell her "it's okay" you just upset her more. She doesn't believe you. In fact, she doesn't want to hear your voice at all! If anyone should say anything, it must be her mom. You're going to wake her up and I just spent TWO hours getting her to fall asleep!!! Turn down the damn lights in the hallway so we aren't blinded every time you open the door. And shut off that stupid alarm that keeps going off RIGHT OUTSIDE our door. In Holland's words..."Makin Me Cwazy!"
Thanks for listening. I feel so much better now. Just needed to get that off my chest!
We'll definitely be here again tonight. I refuse to make any predictions about tomorrow. Holland's words again..."Can I go home now?" "Can I sweep in my bed?"
Posted by Billie at 12:59 PM