I have reached the absolute end of my patience. I have stomach flu--AGAIN. I think the last time was about 3 or 4 weeks ago. This one is much, much worse and I have not even held down fluids today. In fact I keep throwing up zofran, an anti-nausea med I have simply because dehydration is such a bad thing for me and some of my meds, but it has to stay down to work, of course. I have paramaters for when I need to go get IV fluids and I suspect that time will come soon if I don't keep something down soon. I'm to go if my heartrate is 110 consistently and it's 100-120 right now. If I stay still and it doesn't come down by 6 I'm going because I am not really wanting to be in the ER all night long.
The worst part is that one of my PRN staff is ready start training tomorrow. I want to go to go work SOOOOOOOOOO badly. However it's hard to work if you vomit if you move or (in the last awful epidsode) something touches your abdomen (my cat, who I moved to my chest but all it took was a touch). The poor things. They both know something is wrong and have (sadly) enough experience with my vomiting years ago during a 6 month lithium toxicity to know when to stay back, but the things they know to do to make me feel better just make me sicker (cuddling, seeking attention).
Oh, and when do I start being able to use vacation days? Tuesday. Of course.