Home Health Aide

So, it’s been a while since I’ve done anything remotely resembling an update. So sorry (well mostly sorry); it’s been a bit busy on my end getting used to being a mama.

For those of you who haven’t heard, I took and passed my state test to become a CNA I. The first place I applied to for work was Bayada Nurses which provides care for people in thier homes. Within ten minutes or so of my online application, I received a phone call for an interview. Within a week I was hired and doing orientation, then the fun began of trying to set up days where I could work and have a sitter for David.

This past Wednesday was supposed to be my first day on the job (which I had set up a sitter for); and Moday I found out that my client canceled services for the day. I was also supposed to have another client today (Saturday and have Kyle watch the Bug), but I found out on Thursday that my client is in the hospital.

Friday, was not supposed to be a day of work, since I didn’t have a sitter and Kyle was at school. Apparently, however, God had different plans. Friday actually turned out to be Field Day at the school and I had planned to spend the day with David and Kyle at the school watching the kids and helping with activities when I received a call: Ms. B was coming home from the hospital today and they needed someone to go out; would I be interested?

After a quick discussion with Kyle I accepted the client and rushed home to change clothes, grap some milk from the freezer and a bottle for David and head out for my first day on the job. Why, oh, why did I not also grab a book or my crochet?!?

CNA work is not all that difficult in case you were wondering and I had a lot of down time sitting in Ms. B’s living room while she watched TV. I really enjoyed being a help to her but wished several times that I had brought something to do instead of watching TV with her; my eyes started crossing near the end of my four hours there. I suspect that many of my clients will be tube watchers and will defintely bring my crochet or a book in the future, especially for the clients whom I take to their doctor appointments and have to sit in the waiting room!

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