We've only had one instance thus far where we (not just me - Alan too! which totally validates my insanity over this) had a problem with one of the nurses.
I have to first say it isn't her fault. She is nice, offers to do anything to help us, likes working with infants, happy, etc. BUT, she was a night nurse who talked too much, dropped things, forgot things and had to go in and out to get whatever it was, made WAY more movements to get things done than ANY of our other nurses (and when she is wearing a paper chemo gown it makes extra noise). She always seems behind and a bit frantic, and she uses way too many words. For those of you who know me, I LOVE to use lots of words, and I love conversation. Who knows, maybe if she had been a day shift nurse, I might have liked her. But she KEPT CLARA AWAKE.
When you have a sick baby that is having a hard time getting to sleep, that is doubly awful! After having her two nights in a row, I talked to the head nurse and requested we not get her again. I was assured we wouldn't. YET, the very next night...who did we have? You guessed it! I was shocked! And the problems with her were even worse that night. I ended up loosing my cool and in my attempt to constructively let her know she needed to slow down and quick going in and out so much, I insulted her and put her in a position of feeling like she needed to justify her every move. It was a horrible position for her to be in (which is why I knew she needed to never be our nurse again!) but I was seriously pissed and couldn't just smile through it and say thank you etc. It was again the wee hours of the morning and HER fault that we were all in the place that we were. And her talking about being willing to do whatever I need so that I can get good sleep was driving me nuts!
Ugg. Anyway, the good thing is that we really shouldn't have her again. And we at least knew we weren't going to have her last night because she had already worked her 3 nights for the week. They tell us not to feel bad - that there are always personality clashes and this was just ours. For her sake, I hope they don't forget and assign her to us. She was doing the best she was capable of and it was just the wrong thing for us.
Okay. Done venting.