Jan 10, 2006

Last semester is upon me

I'm finally up to blogging again. Generally, I feel OK, I've been just taking pain killers before bed. I find if I don't, I end up rolling over and waking myself up on the hour.
Ari had a good weekend with Mom, they went to the zoo. She had a bad morning though. She says her tummy hurts but I think it's because mine does and she wants to stay home with me. I promised to pick her up today rather then let her ride the bus, so that she would let go of me this morning.
Saturday night was not fun to say the least. I spent 7 hours in the ER with my pregnant sister who was bleeding. The same ER saw me within an hour for my gallstones, it took them 3 hours to examine her. Turns out she has a subchorionic bleed(small spot in the uterus is bleeding) and has a 50% chance of miscarrying. Now I understand there isn't much you can do for a pregnant woman at 13 weeks gestation but the waiting was hell. It was all I could do to keep her and her fiance' calm. As of then, though, the baby has good fetal heart tones. They went back home Sunday.
I've got my follow up Thursday, also have to go to the school lab that day to practice my skills. We have a skills check off the second day of school (next Wed) so it'll be a busy day. There's so much to do this semester and it's going to be so expensive. We have to come up with $300 by Feb. for the applications and background checks. Then there's another $550 for the NCLEX in May. This on top of tuition and books. I think it's safe to say I'm going to have a busy and stressful last semester. And I've already started freaking out about it. :)


At 10:24, Blogger overactive-imagination said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. Good luck to your sis with the baby, I hope everything turns out just fine.
Wow $550 for the NCLEX, it always amazes me how much they charge for these damn tests.
I know Ari is glad to be back with mommy. Still try to take it easy.

At 15:45, Blogger Kim said...

Remember that you are still recovering!

My sister had bleeding through her entire first trimester and her baby is now three years old and healthy as an ox (are oxen healthy?).

And all that money you have to spend will be made up when you graduate! : )

At 08:53, Blogger The new Third Degree Nurse said...

I'm praying for your sis. Hope things are better by now. Don't worry about the expense. Kim's right. This is an INVESTMENT rather than a straight expense:)


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