Tomorrow is the Medieval Faire. I am too excited. Except for *sad face* Jess won't be coming because she is sick!!!!!!! We have been talking about this day for months and now she can't come because she is feeling sick. Poor thing, I don't know who is sadder out of the two of us! I will have to take lots of photos to make up for it, hope my camera is up to the challenge.
Because Jess was sick today, she wasn't at work so I had to be a big girl and work BY MYSELF! This meant that I had to prepare the theatre room for surgery, including the anaesthetic machine aka my arch nemesis, I had to admit the (one!) patient, take all her vitals and prepare her for surgery. Thank the Lord she was a six month old Maltese and cute to boot! Along with doing all my reception-y things as well.
Funny story, but not really. We were constantly changing up the anaesthetic dose of this pup during the surgery, her heart rate was going up and down, as was her breathing rate. Sometimes animals react funny under anaesthetic. I was therefore watching the heart monitors very closely and saw the heart rate drop slowly and then cut out completely. Again, my suspicions are confirmed that I am absolutely the worst person to have around in an emergency. I watched the monitor for about ten seconds in disbelief and then I said "There's no heart beat" to which the vet's head shot up from his work and he was like "WHAT?!?!?". And then I saw that the heart rate monitor had slipped off and that's why the heart rate wasn't registering. I don't think my boss was too impressed with me freaking him out over a little mistake I should have picked up straight away!
So yes, Medieval Faire. My trusty roomies are coming along for the ride. I hope I don't embarass myself by revealing how much of a true nerd I am. Although I think they do already know :)