Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Surprise in Labor and Delivery!

Labor and Delivery Nurse - March 1982- 11 p.m. Mary Lou, our assistant nurse manager, wrote our assignments for the night shift on the large whiteboard at the nursing station after we listened to report from the evening shift. We only had 5 women in labor so far, so she gave me Helen in the… Continue reading Surprise in Labor and Delivery!

General Nursing

God’s Mercy in Tragedy

February 1991 When I returned from my survey trip to New England, my Dad called me to say that Mom had had a small stroke (TIA-transient ischemic attack). A small blood vessel broke in her brain. Her doctor started her on Persantine, baby aspirin, and digoxin medications. She began crying on the phone when I… Continue reading God’s Mercy in Tragedy

Christian Single, Dialysis Nurse

Dirty Needle Stick in Dialysis

Summer, 1989 I have been working in outpatient hemodialysis on evening shift now for about six months, four days a week with every Wednesday and Sunday off. When I work every other Saturday, I also have Thursday off. Wednesdays are a welcome break in the middle of the week to run errands, schedule appointments, and… Continue reading Dirty Needle Stick in Dialysis

Christian Single, Labor & Delivery Nurse

Surprise in Labor and Delivery! Part 1

March, 1982- 11 p.m.-Labor & Delivery Mary Lou, our assistant nurse manager, wrote our assignments for the night shift on the large white board at the nursing station after we listened to report from the evening shift. We only had 5 women in labor so far, so she gave me Helen in the birthing room… Continue reading Surprise in Labor and Delivery! Part 1

International Nursing

Fellowship in Austria and France

Austrian Alps - June 29, 1978 From Passau, Germany I took a boat down the not-so-blue Danube River to Linz, Austria using my Eurail Pass which was also good on the boat as well as trains. I met two American ladies and two German ladies on the boat, so I was their go between and … Continue reading Fellowship in Austria and France