Child Life in General Pediatrics

Hey guys,

Today was my first day volunteering in the general pediatric unit in child life. I am also continuing my weekly shift in the PICU.

The day was great. During the day I showed a new volunteer how I do things as she shadowed me for the first hour. I have to say I felt great about that.

I made my rounds to every patient. I had some great one on one time with a 19day old baby boy. I don’t know what is wrong with him but he’s precious. He was pretty alert for young little one. He had the hiccups so I decided to hold him for a while and it worked. He fell asleep in my arms for a minute. So sweet!

One of the kids I spent time with today was my little friend that I worked with in the PICU. It was nice to work with him as he feels comfortable with me and the family knows me.

I also spent time with a 6 year old boy who happens to have ADHD. His doctor was rewrapping his head trying to cover the chords attached to the electrodes all over his head. He wouldn’t stop moving. It was pretty apparent that his doctor was losing his patience. I assisted the mom in getting the boy to stay still. He was a handful but I got him to behave briefly. When I had to leave him he didn’t want me to leave saying I’m his friend and he was hugging me. Poor thing doesn’t understand. One thing when his mom left she came back with candy for him. I don’t know that that could have helped him. I also spent some time with a teenager from china. The poor thing was telling me she was bored so we played Jenga.

I found out today that I already have 100 hours worth of volunteering experience in child life!

~I love this and I am so grateful!

 

 

Today’s Gratitude

  • My daddy was born today!
  • My wonderful mother!
  • My sister!
  • My brother in-law!
  • My dog!
  • My overall health!
  • My progress!
  • I wore new shoes with socks on both feet!
  • Heat!
  • I got an A in Physiology and Anatomy class!
  • I got an A in Personality Psychology class!
  • Walking!
  • Physical Therapy!
  • Art!
  • Writing!
  • Meditation!
  • Music!
  • Child Life!
  • School!
  • Doing well in school!
  • Lessons learned
  • Lessons to learn!
  • Healing!
  • Family!
  • Friends!
  • Everything is as it should be at this moment in time!
  • Everything happens for a reason!

 

Child Life

Hey all,

Today in the hospital I worked with a couple of kids. I spent time with a great five year old boy for a while. Two of the kids I spent a lot of time with are developmentally delayed and so sweet! I love working with all of the precious kids but I have to say when it comes to communicating with these developmentally kids it takes me to another level. It is truly something special. They are frequently non-verbal and we find alternative ways to communicate. The infant was gripping my hand and copying the movements I made with my lips, she was adorable :0)! I also spent time with a precious two-year old boy. He was holding my hand and gripping each finger as I spoke to him.  As he held my fingers I went through each of them and pointed them out by name. When I had to go, it felt like he didn’t want me to leave. Every child is special in their own wonderful way. It is so important to me that I show these children that they matter. Every child needs to know they matter, that they are strong, and they are loved.

Another great day in the hospital 🙂

~Grateful

 

Hello There March

Hey guys,

Here are my affirmations of the month:

I have an A in Personality Psychology class!

I have an A in Physiology and Anatomy class!

I am wearing new shoes with socks on both feet!

I am walking effortlessly!

I am healthy!

I am 117 pounds!

I eat healthy nutritious foods!

I am exercising regularly!

I am a certified child life specialist!

I am in harmony with every one I meet!

I love myself!

I am beautiful!

I deserve great things!

I accept grateness!

I help and inspire others!

I live life to the fullest!

All is well in the world!