Friday, May 8, 2009

Not quite a "carrie" moment (Peckham DSEN), but very close to it

Nothing unusual about this morning. I disconnected myself, cleaned and disinfected my machine, and took out my needles. I still felt a bit tired so I decided to go back to bed and lie down. Hmm, why does my blanket feel wet? Did I accidentally spill my water?

Of course not. My arterial decided it wasn't yet clotted and decided to throw up all over my arm, my bed, and my pillow cases.

Aw mannnn!! I'm soo tired right now but I have to act fast otherwise my bed sheets will stain :(

I quickly stuck my arm into the sink and washed my forearm. My arm was no longer dripping blood, but the only thing holding the leaky arterial from spurting was an exhausted bandage.

I went back to my table and opened up a package of 4X4 gauze. I sat and held my arm for about 4 or 5 minutes. When I was satisfied that I had clotted, I gently removed the soaked bandage on my arm and replaced it with a fresh one.

"This is NOT happening to me today" I thought as I opened a package of 2X2, placed it over the bandage and tightly taped it to my arm.

Now to rip the sheets off of my bed. In my exhausted state, I removed the sheets and threw them into the washing machine.. I also had a bunch of clothing at the end of my bed that I've been too lazy to launder...might as well do that now too.

Believe me when I say I was exHAUSTED. With many a break in between, it took me all morning and most of the afternoon to clean up. By the time I was done all I could do was collapse in bed and pass out. I woke up after 30 minutes or so but it was enough to refresh myself!

So that's my gorey blood story. Hope you hated it as much as I did.

>:-[

2 thought(s):

Bluebirdy said...

Hey there, i learned this trick from a nurse. Keep lots of hydrogen peroxide around. It takes blood out of cloth, even after it has dried. Nurses would have to toss out uniforms weekly if not for that trick. I know it would take a lot for this particular incident, but might be great for smaller blood stains.
Blessings, Sheila

Miz Flow said...

Wow! Thanks for the tip! And to think that some of my garments in the past had gone to waste...!

Thank you so much for telling me this. I'll definitely be keeping some hydrogen peroxide on hand from now on! :)

 
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