Nurse Betty BScN (cand): Happy Halloween!!!

Nurse Betty BScN (cand)

I am a 36 year old mother of 2. I entered university in 2005 for the BScN program but had no idea what a roller coaster ride it would be. My other interests are boating, cottaging, gardening, sitting, doing nothing, vegging and of course hard core belly button contemplating.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

I finished my midterms yesterday. Patho went well (I think) but the adult psych was a complete crash and burn. I admit I didn't study very much at all for the exam but aside from that I hate exams that don't test knowledge of concepts but rather test how well I can regurgitate what researcher said what. That was what most of the exam was~stupid! In any event it is over and I am glad.

So Boy Anchor is dressing up as a silent film director, we made him a megaphone and everything and Girl Anchor is dressing up as a pirate, she looks so cute! The Husband has to work tonight which is a drag, he usually takes them trick or treating and I stay home and dispense candy, this year they will go with friends. Things are still kind of wierd since his little bout of insanity, we are working at it though, slowly and one day at a time.

Now the sad stuff, Half Dead Wonder Dog is All Dead now. We had her put down on Saturday. She had gone for 2 weeks without eating and had drank very little. She was not walking at all and her eyes had that look of "I'm done". Last week when I returned from the hospital and tried to spoon feed her and cleaned up a mess I realized I was doing all the same stuff to her that I was to the patients in the hospital. Palliative care for my dog! We are very sad. Boy Anchor is especially sad, he cries at the drop of a hat and over the funniest things, Sunday at dinner he broke down because her head wasn't on his lap begging. I cried last night when I vacuumed because I watched all the little white hairs get sucked up. Sunday morning I actually forgot and came downstairs in the morning to put her out and couldn't find her, I actually looked outside to see if someone else had put her out and forgotten to bring her back in. The vet cried buckets, she stayed with her for a very long time and held her head, she said to us that she had always hoped that we would never ask her to do that to the old lady, but in the end she was glad that she was the one and not some stranger, she had been the old girl's vet for 14 years. I honestly thought that I would never be the kind of dog owner to do it either, but man she had deteriorated so much, she was barely functioning and it was in the end the humane thing to do. We were also afraid of The Anchors coming downstairs in the night and finding her. The Husband and I stayed with her but in the end I think only I should have, Husband was a mess. My old girl was a constant companion for 16 years. She was with me during every life altering change and I will miss her terribly.


Blogger Wendy, S.N. said...

I'm so sorry about your doggie. Sometimes the kindest thing we can do for them is to not let them suffer. I am sure she felt your love all the way to the end.


10:35 a.m.  
Blogger hoosier student nurse said...

I have no words. Mine is lying on her side (the only comfortable position for her now) and staring into space. She'll be with your girl soon and I know they'll be great friends. The funny thing is, they look very much alike except for the colors. Sammy is black. If I knew how to post a picture, I'd show you. A big hug for the whole family.

12:54 p.m.  
Blogger Student Nurse Jack said...

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. She sounds like a wonderful part of your life and I know you will miss her terribly. Hugs to all of you.

11:33 p.m.  
Blogger dog food sugar said...

I'm so sorry about your dog.

5:13 p.m.  
Blogger girl_in_greenwood said...

So sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose a beloved furry member of the family.

6:33 p.m.  
Blogger celestial said...

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12:31 a.m.  
Blogger celestial said...

Hi again!! Hope things are going well.. :)

12:33 a.m.  
Blogger Wendy, S.N. said...

Hey, Betty!!!!

How's it goin'? Hope everything is ok with you.

W. :)

10:38 a.m.  
Blogger kate loving shenk said...

so sorry about your dog--

enjoy your blog!

here's a link to my weekly newsletter for nurses:

enjoy and happy thanksgiving!

kate loving shenk

4:26 a.m.  
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