The stories of an ED nurse and her global travel adventures!
Author: Nomad Nightingale
I am a Canadian registered nurse. I entered health care as my second career as an LPN, only to realize nursing was my passion! After being actively recruited into the ED, I found my way into the BSN program and then into the ED specialty program. I've worked in many EDs across the lower mainland and can now say I've worked in approximately 7 EDs in the USA. I am passionate about safe patient care, nursing safety, and overall good quality care of our patient populations. I'm excited to share my stories with you, let's see where this journey takes us!
Our recent trip to Cabo feels like it wasn’t so recent. Maybe it was just a dream from a sleep a long time ago…
One of the must do’s while we were in Cabo was to take a sailing adventure. Although the day wasn’t exactly what we thought it would be, we made the best of the situation and sailed, I mean motored along in the Sea of Cortez. Enjoy this little video of our day as we reminisce about the warm day on the water!
No one like feeling under the weather with cough due to cold. Recently, I was pondering what does a dog might feel like when their tummy is upset. Do they feel the same blah that women might feel, or is it more like the death death bed of a man?
Recently, after a day at daycare, Indy woke me up with whines at midnight. It was clear she needed to go outside, and her pacing and pooping ritual was pretty obvious she was sick. After that she woke us at 2:30am, again at 5:00am, and she needed out every 2-3 hours to empty her tummy.
Although, Indy is a relatively healthy dog, she was a stray before my son adopted her. I have to wonder how that impacted her digestion and food sensitivities. Or would she have been sensitive to foods regardless, dogs do have allergies…
So we em-barked (lol) on the rice and chicken diet for a few days. I find it interesting that I did more cooking for the dog that week, than I might have for my spouse, spoiled dog!
It took approximately 3 days for Indy to start feeling better and another 1-2 for her tummy to return to normal, but as a dog sitting grandparent, those 4- 5 days felt like forever, as I felt the need to be hyper vigilant. Caring for someone else’s pet is a new level of responsibility that I didn’t expect. I’m concerned everyday about her health and wellbeing. I t hink about what’s best for her and put her needs above my own, I guess this is what we are suppose to do but surprisingly it’s a layer of stress that you don’t anticipate.
Now that Indy is feeling better, I pack her snacks to take to daycare hoping to ward off another incident. So the doggo takes a doggie bag to school…
Here’s hoping for an uneventful remainder of her visit!
Do you have doggie stories you’d like to share? Post them in the comments!