Thursday, January 10, 2008

up to my elbows in sh*&#

News from the teching front: I spent my day trying to keep the poop off a guy whose rectal tube was falling out because it had been in so long his anus had stretched out too much to catch the stool. Plus, he is ARP (antibiotic-resistant precautions) which means I have to glove and gown every time I go near him. Makes for a sweaty and tedious day. I've been 'sitting' with him for two days in a row, so I told the charge nurse to give me a break!