Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back to School

Today I start back to school...or college rather! I am beginning my pre-requisite classes for nursing school!! Yay....I'm very excited!!!! Not that I'm looking forward to studying again, but that I'm one step closer to my dream career!!!!

My classes will be Monday nights from 5:30-6:45pm and Wednesday Nights from 5:30 to 9:50 PM!! Since I can't officially start the nursing program til next August...I am spacing out my pre-req classes instead of taking them all at once!

It was nice to have the summer off....no studying, no classes!!! Now I'm adding 2 more years of school...UGH!!! But at least I have a degree to fall back on if I need too!!!

I have been babysitting like crazy...people calling every day...people asking for the same days....very crazy! But I've considered it a blessing...because I've needed these jobs this summer to have a little income!

Oh...and for those of you following my updates on my friend Emily (CF/transplant who has the swine flu)....she breathed on her own for 6 hours yesterday!!! The doctors weren't even sure if she would be able to handle 30 minutes!!! But she surpassed their expectations! We are praying that she can come off the ventilator fully by Thursday!!! God is definitely good and has definitely been answering our prayers!!! Thanks to all of you who have been praying! Please continue to do so! If she can continue on this track today of coming off the vent....then she can avoid getting a trach put in. She's been on the vent for about 3 weeks now. My hope is that I can actually talk to her this weekend since I will be up on our transplant floor at UAB.

7 comments:

Tooter's Mommy (Courtney) said...

Good luck in school!! I know you will do great!!

Sarah said...

Hey you'll be in class while I'm at work (at least for the next 2 weeks anyway). Good luck

Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

Good luck with school this semester, so glad that you'll be able to fulfill a dream of yours.

Great news about your friend Emily also!

Ronnie

65 Roses for Marcia said...

I hope you have a great school year and I'm still praying for Emily!

Aspiemom said...

Ugh, studying! Glad you are getting closer to your career, tho.

Very good news about Emily!

Jess said...

Congrats with starting back to school and being one step closer to your dream!!! Nursing is awesome...but I may be partial ;) Great news about Emily too!!

Christy said...

I'm really excited for you Katey! Nursing school is tough but so much fun. You are going to make one terrific nurse, that's for sure.

I just read about Emily. I'm praying for her and very happy that she's getting better. :)