Monday, November 23, 2015

Monday Monday Monday

Monday we meet again. The only thing slightly better about this Monday as opposed to others is that this is the start of a short week and I can't wait to be home with my family in just 2 days! 

I apologize for the silence last week but promise I have a good excuse! If you are a long time reader around here you know that I work in a children's hospital as a Child Life Specialist. Basically my job is to take the stress away from being in the hospital; I explain procedures, new diagnosis, medicines... everything in terms that children understand. This could mean explaining a surgery, or MRI, or IV, or really anything that occurs in the hospital. Within the last year I transitioned into a new job and started covering only pediatric cardiology patients, anything from babies with congenital heart defects to heart transplants. So far I have loved it and finally feel like I am getting a feel for all things cardiac, including getting to see a lot of of the procedures and surgeries. Last week was a HUGE week because I got to witness a heart transplant for a patient I am extremely close with. I worked over 18 hours in one day and came in at 4am just so wouldn't miss the new heart being placed and sewn and getting to see it start beating on it its. It was truly a miracle and I haven't stopped thinking about it since last week! Going into the Holiday week it makes me so thankful for my job and the opportunity to see these amazing miracles. So there's that and why posting last week just did not happen. 

This week I am hoping to get a few posts up, including Black Friday sales I am looking forward to as well as a gift guide or two! Until then I am sharing a little bit of Monday inspiration and hoping this day is short and sweet.

Yours truly, 
Emily Ann


Annie said...

Wow that's so cool you get to witness these miracles. I bet you're the biggest blessing to those families!

Tess said...

I have to echo Beth, you must just be such a blessing of comfort to these families. What an amazing job.