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it's been awhile.: i can't believe it has been almost 2 months since I have written anything. I'm going to break this up into several entries to keep it readable. First off I passed the HESI with high scores. What is that and what does it mean? The HESI is a predicter test that gives me a good idea on how well I will do on my licensing boards, and by passing I can now apply to a program to finish my RN. We will see if I get accepted, but it is nice to know that I will most likely pass my boards. I am only 7 weeks away from graduation, and I cannot wait!!!

[Comments] (2) on the topic of babies: For the past 5 weeks I have been doing a random group of clinicals for school consisting of Respiratory therapy, Behavioral health, same day surgery, the mother baby unit, Labor and Delivery, and the NICU. Needless to say, besides seeing a gallbladder removed through a tiny home, and a few crazy people, I have spent a lot of time with babies. Oh yeah and the anesthesiolgist let me assist with intubation once--that was pretty cool. I have helped deliver babies who were born after 1-6 pushes, and were fine, babies we we had to resusitate at birth, a c-section, the vaginal delivery of twins, and many new mothers and fathers, who can't believe how it just happened. It has been a very enlightening experience, and I now know how wonderful an epidural is. I have also seen babies survive after a really long struggle for life, some with a ventilator. I congratulate all those who are mothers, because I don't know how you do it between the diapers, the feeding, the crying, the feeding, the diapers, the feeding, more crying, and after another feeding you finally get a nap...jk time to eat again.

on the topic of Virginia Tech: I was sad when my teacher announced that there was currently a shooting happening at a campus across the country. I was sadder to find out the story behind it. What does something like this mean? Why? My friend scotty is in Korea doing an internship and he wrote the following on his blog. "It’s been really weird; being in Korea as the story behind the Virginia Tech shootings unfolds. Everyone I’ve talked to in the past three days have all apologized to me; the Korean people are so sorry that one of their own people killed and hurt the lives of so many people. I’ve tried telling people that we don’t think of Cho Seong-hui as a Korean as much as someone who went off the deep-end. I mean, according to reports, he’s lived in the US much longer than he ever lived in Korea.
Koreans don’t accept that as an answer. He’s a Korean; a Korean caused the largest killing spree in US history."
To that I wrote, "As the story unfolds it's about how other Americans treated him that gave him the feelings he had. I feel sorry for the victims, their families, the killer, his family, and all those who can reflect back to something they did, and are now blaming themselves. We live in a screwed up world, and a world where tragedy brings unity, and hopefully people can unify for the good this time."
A couple days agao we help a candle-light vigil at USU to honor the fallen. In the middle of a violinist playing amazing grace, we heard a loud sob, and say on the front row a group of students in VT apparell. After the song was over one of the stood and spoke. To all of our suprise they were a group of students and professors from VT staying in Logan for a Natl. college cow-ropping competition. This was the first time they had the opportunity to fully greive for their classmates and associates. It was quite the emotional sight. Then a fellow USU student stood, and gave advice to the surviovors and all those who mourn. He had the right to give advice, for he was a survivor of the shootings at Columbine high school, and had lost many friends. We live in a screwed up world, like I stated above, but it reminds us what is really important, and unifies us in a war for a better future.


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