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Aaaand we're back to assisted feeding ;-;

<3

Jan. 4th, 2016 17:46
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Little wriggle is living up to it's name and proving to be a very active lil thing ~<3
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Kiyo actually struck at the rat today!! But her aim was off and she hit the feeding thongs instead ;A; You could see it probably hurt becasue she kept adjusting her jaw afterwards and the she wouldn't try again ;-; poor baby <3

OMG!!

Jan. 1st, 2016 23:38
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NEW SHERLOCK EPISODE!! SO MANY GAY HINTS!!! <3<3<3
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I had painful contractions this morning simply from having an filled to bursting (yeah, haha!) bladder. I had trouble actually getting out of bed because of the pain but as soon as I'd peed it was miraculously gone... Thanks dear womb... -.-
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Kiyo ate through assisted, and not forced, feeding today. Baby steps!
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So I went to a doctor at the maternity care clinic where I'm listed today about my pelvic and back pain. He did confirm my diagnosis, but did not paint a bright future for me. Basically, what he said was: go see a physiotherapist (you probably won't need a referral), and it's going to get worse, you might have to take sick leave later on, thank you and good bye.

Yeah thanks... The physiotherapist clinic at the hospital where I work does need a referral and the clinic I did manage to find a time slot at isn't for another three weeks -.- I prefer being a practitioner to a patient in health care.

But when I told my boss about the SPD-diagnosis she immediately told me I should only do surgery where I could sit down (so basically only robotic) and that I wouldn't have to work any more evening or weekend shifts other than those left on this schedule period. Sweet, sweet relief. I've been seriously worried about passing out a few times already when forced to stand, and I can usually only manage it for about 15 minutes when sterile. Which you know, isn't that good should something unexpected occur and we have to work fast and effective. So. Good!

But in super good news!! Today is 16 weeks precisely and I could feel my little wriggle move inside me~<3<3<3

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The SPD has gotten worse, and even more of my pelvis is hurting now. Joy...

But! Baby ball has got a name finally :D Kiyo-hime, just Kiyo for short. After this lady :3

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We weighed baby ball today and realized she's lost a bit too much in weight. She hasn't eaten since october, which would be completely fine with an adult but not so much a baby. We've tried everything else we could think of so today me and hubby force fed her instead ;-; it was horrible. Really, truly, heart wrenchingly awful, and I hope I never have to go through anything even remotely similar when my actual baby is born.

But now that we know baby ball has a full stomach, some of our worry for her is abated at least.
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Did a thyroidectomy today, which in itself weren't that complicated; It was reorganizing the theatre, getting the sterile drapings correct and managing the new equipment that was a bit nerve wracking. But all went well.

FUCK!!

Dec. 2nd, 2015 11:16
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Baby ball has escaped her terrarium!! FUCKFUCKFUCK!! I've been searching our, thankfully newly cleaned, bedroom for an hour and now I have to go to work and I. Can't. Find. Her!!!

Update 12:53:

Hubby came home 2 hours later and found her right underneath our bed, where I'd already checked several times naturally! Ugh, naughty little baby. She'd apparently managed to wedge herself out through a teeny, tiny crack where one of us hadn't closed the terrarium sliding doors properly (never happening again!!) and in the process lost one of the scales on her head ;A; nooooo!! But she seems fine otherwise ;-; <3
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I threw up in the middle of lunch at work today -__________- urkkkk... I made it to the trash can in time, but uuugggghhh, fucking embarrassing...

In other news baby ball (who still doesn't have a name yet), is refusing to eat. We've had her for almost 7 weeks now, and have been trying a number of different ways to entice her but no success. It looks like she doesn't even understand that the pinkies are food :(
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We went for an ultra sound scan today!! Oh my god it was amazing to finally se our little baby! And it was wriggling about so much, waving it's little arms and legs and stretching and aaaaahhhhhh~ I'm in love already <3<3<3
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I threw up this morning. It was almost a relief, because the nausea went away for a moment, but I don't want to do it again :(
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At work at least. I was scheduled to do a central venous catheter today. It's a rather quick and easy, but there's some x-ray at the end so I told the nurse who was guidning me today that I'd be stepping out while they did the x-raying. Ah, jeez, the look on her face!

Nurse: "Oh! Really! Is that the way of things then?", meaningful look at my stomach, "Congratulations!! ^-^"
Me: "Yes...Thaaanks ^^;;"

I suspect it will slowly trickle out now...
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Went to an opening weekend of a new mall today with my mum. Only we arrived two hours early because they'd posted inaccurate information on their website. Thanks a lot... =_= We took a very long walk around a nearby lake instead.

Found a new winter coat for 20% off so I was very pleased. Less pleased with the fact that I've had, self-diagnosed, SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction) for a few weeks now. It makes walking, standning and moving painful. So we've been up walking all day and I've gotten gradually slower and moving at more of a waddle as the day went on because of the pain in my back and pelvis, and I am apparently worrying my mum and dad with it. Hubby and I've decided not to tell family and friends about the pregnancy until week 12 at least, so they'll have to worry a bit longer :(

Ecmo

Nov. 10th, 2015 20:06
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Another busy day. Got to take over from the night shift nurses first thing on a left-side hemicolectomy. It was an old woman who'd had a diverticulum rupture rather unexpectedly.

Next up was decanulizing an ECMO-patient (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) who's lungs were finally recovered enough to actually oxygenize again. She'd had a rather bad turn of some kind of influenza I think. I was very nervous. Already kind of tired, not a fan of vascular surgery in general and never having done anything with ECMO before, but the ECMO-surgeon was so nice and patient! Wow! Not used to that kind of sunny disposition from any kind of surgeon O_O

Last for the day was changing a VacPac on an open abdomen. It was not a pretty sight. We couldn't actually make out individual loops of the intestines because they were so covered in fibrinogen. At first the surgeons'd had an idea of maybe being able to close it all up today buuuut, that wasn't possible, still to much swelling of the tissues.

And in a somewhat related rant, why has no one mentioned that you get so bloody knackered being pregnant?!? Like, sure I get it when your nearing the due date, but this is early yet and I'm having trouble standing around in sterile garb, I sleep the entire way to and from work, no energy to do anything anymore. It is apparently not uncommon and yet I had no idea whatsoever ò_ó

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So, I started on the emergency and trauma rotation last week and today was my first trauma patient! 50-something male, intoxicated on unknown substance, having thrown himself (naked from the waist down) out from a two-story window and landed in a row of bushes.

Absolutely covered with dirt and leaves when he arrived, very cold, right hip dislocated and abrasions all over. I did not get a very good overview of what was happening cause I had to run in and out whenever they fired the x-ray, so... Patient was adequately cared for, but I personally could have done a lot better :( but this is how it's gonna be while i'm pregnant I suppose...
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Went to see a recording of Hamlet from the Barbican theatre with a friend :3 it was as good as theatre can expected too be I suppose (I can honestly say I only went because of Benedict!) and now I wont ever have to see Hamlet again in my life :)

(Unless I get theatre-minded children... Hmm...)
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I forcibly put baby ball in the moist hide after helping with her shed a few days ago and now it's her new favourite place XD

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