The last two days have certainly NOT been dull! Here are just a few of the highlights:
1) I am now getting up at 3:00 every morning to give Dorothy a "booster" medication to help her sleep through the rest of the night. Apparently she has been waking up around 4 every morning, unable to go back to sleep. 3am SUCKS. It's too close to 5:30am when my alarm goes off and hello, who wants their beauty sleep interrupted?? But it is what it is so I just keep plugging along!
2) I have been having horrible dreams lately! Really bad ones! Like, two nights ago I dreamed that my parents GOT DIVORCED! Not only would that NEVER happen, I don't want to think about it! I consider a dream like that a nightmare! And they've been common for the past few weeks. Usually at least once a night I wake up from either a really strange dream or a really horrible one. It makes me wonder if I talk in my sleep during the bad ones. Dorothy says I've done that before.
3) Yesterday a coworker and I were exchanging e-mails. This is something we do often (we're also friends outside of work) and we always just hit reply, rather than starting a new e-mail. Hence, this particular e-mail that was sent yesterday had about two weeks worth of e-mails tacked onto it.
I sent him an e-mail around 10:30am saying that I was going on a break so if he could be "backup" for another coworker, that would be great.
Around 1:30 he and I got an e-mail from some woman neither of us know saying that our e-mail had been posted to Public Notices for all to see.
That's BAD. Really, REALLY BAD.
Public Notices is basically an online bulletin board and is system wide. EVERY SINGLE EMPLOYEE in Samaritan can view this board. For those of you who don't know, Samaritan is HUGE. We have five hospitals.
Now, there wasn't any patient information in this e-mail and we hadn't been cussing anybody out or anything. BUT, I had been fairly annoyed with another coworker earlier in the day and had vented to Caleb about that. Deep down in the e-mail was a blurb about the argument I had with my boyfriend last week and how frustrated I had been. Even deeper down was a copy of a personal text message. Once in the e-mail I read the F word. You know, the type of dirty laundry you DON'T WANT THE ENTIRE COMPANY TO READ!
Caleb immediately deleted the e-mail and caught me in the hall on my way back from lunch to tell me in person what had happened. After being QUITE mortified, I decided we had better talk to our manager about it. He was very cool and thanked us for coming to him and giving him a heads up on the situation. He asked us how this could have happened and nobody can figure it out. I even called the I.S. department and they don't know how it happens, just that it occasionally does.
So now Caleb and I are just hoping that not TOO many people read the e-mail in its entirety (you know, just the harmless first sentence) and that nobody comes to our boss to try to get us into trouble.
4) More caregiver drama. We have one caregiver who has become a TOTAL flake and it totally sucks because she's also Dorothy's favorite and is REALLY good at what she does. But, you know, being reliable is a very big part of it. I have an interview today at 5:30 with a potential caregiver and I am SO hoping she's awesome and wonderful and a perfect fit for Dorothy.
So, folks! That's my week in a nutshell! Stay tuned because I'm SURE there will be more! :)