I am told that you should always write about things you are passionate about on your blog. I LOVE my job. I work as a pediatric nurse case manager now, and have never had a job since I graduated nursing school where I had to work with adults.
Speaking of school, just so you know, I am a licensed RN. I graduated from Misericordia University (back when it was still a college) with my BSN. I currently work at one of the best pediatric hospitals the country has to offer. Anyway, let’s get back to the good stuff.
Some think I am crazy for loving to work with sick kids but again, truth be told, almost all of them get better! I am helping kids at their worst and getting them back to playing and enjoying life.
Being a pediatric nurse is very different from adults in the fact that a lot of times parents are involved. They are stressed, their child is sick and they are exhausted from caring for them and dealing with every day stress. As a pediatric registered nurse, I am responsible for the whole family and am supposed to help them get back to usual life.
Anyway, I digress (please forgive me!). I decided that, since I love being a part of the medical field so much, I would share some info once a week on some of the common illnesses/ailments etc. that can happen to kids.
Some have personally affected my family, and others are just things that I see from time to time.
I figured that since it is winter and flu/RSV season I would start with one of those and just take it from there. If there is something you have questions about or would like to know more about please do not hesitate to shoot me an email and I would be happy to cover it.
Stay tuned for next Monday’s first edition of medical mom Monday! I will give you a hint that it is something that affected us very personally this time last year and resulted in Tank being in intensive care for what seemed like an eternity.