Short two techs on the grave shift, leaving me with three techs for 25 patients -
short one swing-shift doctor -
at least three "super-critical" patients, including one on a pentobarbitol drip -
One IVP procedure -
A two-hour anesthetic procedure -
more blown veins than i can count -
a cat with a potassium of 8.38 -
A sobbing young couple, euthanizing their pug with a liver shunt -
a 130# immobile post-op mastiff -
One isolation puppy with a blood glucose of 28 mg/dl -
the BMW driver arguing about paying the deposit, before pulling out $800 cash -
and to top it all off ...
dirty looks from morning shift when they came into the chaos.
I spent forty minutes after my 12 hour shift lying on the beanbag chair upstairs, before i even had the energy to leave.
one day off, then i'm supervisor for the next three nights in a row ... merry xmas to me.
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