the moose are making thier way into anchorage. they do this towards the end of winter each year. they just are looking for food to get them through the last of the season. bark just doesn't look that tasty to me, but it's what they eat. the one in the picture above was taken the other day in the park by my house. there is a trail easement behind my house. it's just a half block away, about a 1 and 1/3 mile loop. there are often moose in the bog. it's called baxter bog. it's not unusual for them to cruise the neighborhood as well. i walk the bog several times a week...generally between shifts as it's a nice stretch. often i take the side streets back through various neighborhoods back to my house. just makes it longer and gives me some leash training time with the dogs. a few pictures below is rio at the fence on patterson. (sorry,i can't figure out how to change the order) anyway. there is a dog that lives at this fence. rio goes and says hello to the dog everytime we walk past her fence...it doesn't matter whether the dog is there, rio goes nuts. since she's blind it takes her a few minutes to figure out if the dog is actually there. it cracks me up everytime.
work was a bit insane...i think it always is. we had a super sick kid on peds...they started calling me at 11:30 am. she needed sledd. i'm the only peds nurse who does sledd. sledd is a continuous slow dialysis. basically, it's run 24 hours/day. some patients are too unstable for a regular dialysis run. these patients are generally the sickest people it seems. i ended up running the sledd on her for the first two nights. those were usually my adult icu week days so i was back in the adult unit saturday and then peds again sunday. sunday, i tried to watch a bit of the oscars while taking care of my two peds icu patients. we have a long term kid and i also had a new paraplegic girl. her parents were pretty chatty. very nice people. teachers. so i ended up in there chatting. para is not so bad compared to other stuff that can go wrong. our nation is pretty set up to make a paraplegics life fulfilling. it's way better than being a quad or having some horrid head injury.