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For the first time

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

I worked clinic today. I was at home. I woke up 5am to travel back to the place I work. I was very tired because of helping and assisting my sister’s wedding yesterday. My feet really hurt from standing for a long time. I was glad that I was able to sleep in the bus. There were a lot of new patients came for their initial prenatal check ups. One patient made me laugh. There is a question in the form that asks about the family planning used. She wrote there they used contraceptive pills and add a comment that says “our family plans to save money to build our own house”. For 10 years of working, it was my first time to encounter that answer.6/29/09

Studying for the exam

Monday, January 12th, 2009

I am very excited to have another chapter in life in my nursing profession. I will be Training in Medical Intensive Care Unit this February whenever I pass their Qualifying Exam. I specialized in Maternal and Newborn Nursing. I care for pregnant women, doing prenatal, delivering babies, baby check-ups and postpartum check up. I can’t wait to be in the other area of Nursing. Right now, I am reviewing or studying for my up coming exam this January 16, 2009. Include in my prayers.

A huge Uterine myoma

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

I work in a Lying in Maternity center for 3 months. I stopped working because of my other plans. Though I am not already connected with that institution, I make myself available to them when they need help. Today I was called for they need help in delivering a suspected twins. When I arrived in the clinic, the first baby was already out. The patients abdomen is still very big, and when we palpate it, it felt like there was another baby inside the womb. I did and IE (Internal examination) the cervix is 5cm open, but I could not feel baby’s head or any body parts because it was still very high up. I checked the FHT (fetal heart tones) with a doppler but I could not hear anything. I was confused then and worried because if there was still another baby inside, it must be dead already. So we decided to call our back physician. She brought with her an ultrasound. To our surprise, what was in her womb was not a baby, it’s a huge myoma (a growth in the uterus). God is so good to her for it did not obstruct the baby or choke the baby. She was on medication and on under observation for 3 months and will evaluated if she needs surgery.