You know, there are days that I can barely drag myself into work. Five am comes way too early especially for someone like me; I have trouble turning my brain off and making myself go to sleep. And 12-16 hour shifts last way too long...but it's days like today and most days-once I'm up and at 'em-that make me realize what a terrific job I have.
Today, I assisted with bringing two sweet little boys into this world; they were a few weeks early, so my help was needed. It's such a wonderful feeling to see them born and come out screaming. I provided a little oxygen, an iv, and some meds-then transported them to our children's hospital where they'll receive the care they need to grow and go home. The day I get to see them go home-in hopefully six weeks or so if all goes well-will be another successful and terrific day. It will be another day that helps to validate the reasons I love being a nicu transport nurse!