Monday, October 15, 2007

Working in a children's hospital

For those of you who are not yet aware of my underwhelming feelings toward children, they (my feelings) border on apathetic at times.
Why, you may ask, do I work at a clinic that treats only children. Answer: they offered me a job. Here are a few things I have to get used to:
1. Random children wandering into my office and talking to me or actually touching me (on one occasion, thus far). No joke! I was working on the computer as a child wandered into my office and tugged on my sleeve. After being scared out of my wits (I wasn't expecting that), I told the child to go find his/her mom.
2. Random screaming from angry kids, bratty kids, kids who climb on rocks...For one reason or another every child finds justification for screaming at the top of his/her lungs. Sometimes, the kids are being casted and are uncomfortable, some kids are afraid of the scary X-ray machine, and some are upset because mom won't let him/her reach into the fish tank and pet Nemo (curses to Disney).
3. Really horrible names for children. I often wish to be face to face with the cruel parents who name their children "Steevee" or "McKendall." And then there is the ever popular "Tucker," "Tanner," and "Tennison." What the hell is wrong with these people?
4. Holding children down while taking an X-ray. That's right! I help out in the X-ray room and I, on occasion, hold down a 2 or 3-year-old to get the film (thank God I am MANDT trained AND certified!). I really am working on my finesse as well as compassion.
I am a little bored today. My goal is to finish 10 patients a day but I am through with 13 and it is only 1:10pm. When I am finished blogging I will go put some charts away. One thing is keeping me unbelievably happy...the pictures we had taken on our wonderful trip to Southern Utah!
I think everyone who looks at my blog also knows me through myspace or facebook (if so, you have already seen these). If not:

My weekend was so much fun! Jamie is the best! She is so talented and is so wonderful to put up with us. For now, There is a child squealing and I feel like my head might fall off. Time to go file.
PS- I won $17 dollars in Mesquite!


Anonymous said...

Yes Cand, kids will drive you insane...that's why I am the way I am. Remember, it is scary to go to the Dr., and the machines, etc. Just face each one with that awesome smile in your pics, and even the howlers from hell will be dumbfounded!

hilary said...

Amen, kids make me crazy, also people that act like kids but aren't, they make me crazy too! Cute pictures by the way. And oh yeah, I MISS YOU!

JessicaB said...

your pictures are too small... I want to see bigger ones!! How is the job at the hospital? UNI is excellent!! I love it!! But I work more with Slumberparties than I do with anything else!!!