What do you do when your baby is sick and you have to miss work? We have been working on navigating that lately and it’s honestly been rough! Working in healthcare especially, it feels like your absence affects so much and I feel insanely guilty staying home to care for my sick child, but at the same time that is where I want to be the most. In the video I’ll explain how we approach this aspect of being a working parent, why I think its the hardest, and some solutions we will be trying to see if it makes things easier. I’ll also talk about physicals, how to know when people should come in for follow up appointments, and we go to the “zoo”.
In this weeks vlog I’ll take you with me as I do my second weekend solo as the only provider at the office, explore its my family, navigate a bunch of new patients, talk a bit about how I tell patients they are pregnant, and get into some honest talk about feeling a bit burnt out as a family nurse practitioner and annoyed with the healthcare system in general. As always I try to keep it real with you guys. I still love my job, it was just a bit of a rough week. Next week will be better!
This week we paid off a nursing school student loan, Avery discovered she is passionate about Easter egg hunts, I take you on a tour of my office at work, and I have my first solo Saturday at work as a Family Nurse Practitioner. It was a wild week! But a fun one. In it I shared some of how we are tackling our combined student loans, and how we plan to pay them off. Let me know if you want a whole video dedicated to that!
This week we will discuss what I’m most worried about going into the birth of baby number two, how I approach physical exams, what I talk about with drug reps and new providers when they come visit the office, as well as starting end of life and goals of care conversations. We also tour the hospital I’ll be having the baby in, and Avery insults my baking. Have great week!