Work has sure kicked my ass over the last month.
I think the last 2 weeks have been particularly tough because my days off were spent with my sis at her medical appointments.
I would not have missed the appointments for anything but it did get my ass.
I'm a Midwife, delivering babies in the hospital setting. My shift when I am in the hospital is 24 hours. I live an hour away so on my 24's I need to stay in the hospital.
I LOVE,LOVE my job. If we are meant to have a "calling" in life, this is definitely mine.
I know I said I LOVE my job (or was that LOVE,LOVE?) but the other night I was way tired and a bit cranky. I was quiet all day (always a bad sign). I was ready to settle in for the night and the phone rang. the nurse says I have a pt. in labor.
I drag my cranky ass out to the nurses' station and put a fake smile on before I enter the patients. room.
As I open the door, I'm greeted by this:
(all names changed for privacy)
girl: "Tom, I want an epidural."
Tom:"honey, you don't want an epidural. The feeling of pain is all in your head. Remember your birth plan?"
girl:(crying) I didn't know it would hurt this bad. seriously, I can't do..sobs louder now..fuck, here's another one."
Tom:"take a cleansing breath. Okay, the contrac
He's interrupted by blood curdling scream.
Girl is sobbing now. "Oh God, oh God.. I..I think..
And just like something out of a scary movie, she spews green shit ALL over TOM. It is literally dripping off him.
It was one of the most disgusting and funniest things I have ever seen.
Tom excused himself rather quickly. I heard later he threw up in the bathroom.
Girl got her epidural.
She delivered at 4 am:( F!