Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Happy Holidays

In case I don't return before Christmas, I leave you with this thought. You nurses may have already seen it, if not please share. I can't take credit, it has been circulating the floor.

Twas the night before Christmas
and up on OB
A nurse yelled "Thick mec, I need a delee!"

IV's with Pitocin
Were all hung with care
In hopes they'll deliver
And stop pulling their hair

The patients were screaming
In their labor beds
While visions of epidurals
Danced in their heads

The staffing is short
With no one on call
Every warmer is dirty
And sits in the hall

Just when I thought
There's an end to this hell
A patient in triage
Has a major decel

So we rush with a gurney
And race to the back
The O.R. is dirty
Not one section pack

I dropped to my knees
And started to cry
When I heard the bells jingle
And looked toward the sky

There was St. Nick
On his sleigh in the rear
He had six smiling nurses
The day shift is here!

3 comments:

LDRN said...

LOVE IT!! I'm an L & D nurse and hadn't heard that before! On a side note...how sad are the recent cases of two separate moms that each died after delivering triplets??

swedishnurse said...

So glad I came across this blog. I'm an L&D nurse and I've just been sitting here laughing and nodding my head along with all your posts. Keep it up!

Carolynn Markey said...

I wish you still posted!! Miss your blog :)