Triage and Twins
This is how I feel when I get to work and find out I’m the surgery nurse, and the mom in triage that needs to be sectioned is pregnant, with twins.
This is how I feel when the provider on call offers the patient the option to proceed with a cesarean delivery, or attempt to have a vaginal delivery.
This is how I feel when the patient discusses it with her family, and decides to try to have a vaginal delivery.
This is how I feel when I realize I’ll be laboring a mom with twins (definitely 1 to 1)!!!
This is how I feel when I realize I’ll no longer be the surgery nurse.
This is how I feel when the provider tells me to start Pitocin, and I realize I’ll have to do FHTs on two babies every 15 minutes.
This is how I feel when I watch patient after patient come to triage, and I focus on my twin-mom.
This is how I feel when both babies delivery vaginally.
This is how I feel when I offer a helping hand to the triage nurse that’s drowning.
This is how I feel when I find myself triaging a patient and recovering a mom who just had twins.
This is how I feel when I help that mom breastfeed two babies, while trying to watch the strip of my triage patient.
And THIS is how I feel when I get home (and immediately get into pajamas), and realize I got to delivery 2 babies vaginally, kept one foot in triage but BOTH feet out of the OR! Whoop Whoop!
I love love love working triage. I love love love my coworkers. And I love coming to work every day and not knowing what foot is going to be where! ❤
Until my next delivery ❤