I had to work the past two weekends as the NICU doctor had a class to attend. Then this Saturday he wanted to go to a family wedding. I have to admit I really didn't want to work! Even though I don't have to work a full day on weekends, it still equals a day I'm not off work.
So Saturday I checked on all the babies, changed needed milk and IV fluid orders, and made sure they were getting enough oxygen or checked to see if we could turn it down or off. We talked with one family about their wishes for their baby who has a pretty significant neurological problem.
Now, today, Sunday, I get a day off! It’ll be the first time in three weeks that I haven’t had to go to the hospital. So nice!