Nursing is such hard work!

Up and down, up and down, up and down. Sometimes days are full of ups and downs. Well, my day has been like that. I have been looking after the little person who has been feeling poorly today.

The one thing that is not feeling poorly is his voice.

“Can I have some water…..I’m hungry…..I’m bored…’s too bright in here…’s too light…..I’m hot……I’m cold……I want to read……I don’t like this book……I want to watch a movie……I can’t find the remote control”.

Are all little people like this when they are not well? Paediatric nursing is such hard work!

Hmm, he’s been quiet for 5 minutes. Perhaps he is asleep. I could do with a nap. I shall just close my eyes…….

“Bassa!” Bassa!” Ok, I hear you little ill person. I’m coming. What does he want now? Deep breath. I am a professional, I am a professional…….

Nurse Bassa

The little person wasn’t well during the night and woke us all up. He was still unwell in the morning so he didn’t go to school today. Poor little person.

I have been looking after him and I am pleased to report that thanks to my diligent care he now feels well enough to play computer games.

As you can see from the computer screen in the picture, my patient is on the road to recovery – well actually he is on the road to somewhere!

Now it is time for Nurse Bassa to take a well deserved break and catch up on some of that lost sleep. Please don’t ‘beep’ me for a while little person – Nurse Bassa is very tired.

I must remember to ask De to phone his teacher and ask her for the weekend homework – we wouldn’t want the little person to miss that would we! I am sure when he is fully recovered he will want to thank me for thinking of his education.