Congenital Heart Disease, (CHD) three words that a year and a half ago meant nothing more to me than the flu or asthma, just another diagnosis. Like many, I learned about it in school and memorized the information for a test, believing that it only affects 1% of kids -not common right? Little did I know those three words would become a part of my everyday life. .
After trying my best to give it to God and let him direct my path, I ended up in the Cardiac ICU in a children’s Hospital after graduating nursing school. A little over a year and a half later I have learned so so much. .
Just a few:
1.)That 1% converts to about 40,000 births per year that are affected by CHD. This could mean their heart has too many holes, not enough holes, flipped backwards, has too many vessels coming out of it, not enough going in, even some have 1/2 a heart.
2.) These kids are some of the strongest in the world. They are so resilient, so brave. They push through some how when no one thought they had any push left. Even more insane is the fact that, many times, they do it with a SMILE 👏🏻 on👏🏻 their👏🏻 face.
3.) The parents and the caregivers of these little nuggets are just as amazing. Eating this elephant one piece at a time as they watch there little one return to the OR over and over again to get repair after repair.
4.) These caregivers are handing their world, their everything, over to strangers to heal and lead them down a path to recovery. That says a lot for the team that makes up the PCICU and I am very proud to be a part of it. The doctor, nurses, and therapist that I get to work with are so smart yet so kind. Don’t get no better than that!
#chd #cardiacICU #PCICU #wearfigs #hlhs #chdawareness #lovewhatmatters
What could be wrong with dairy?
In the dairy industry, female cows are forcably impregnated so their bodies will produce milk. When their production of milk declines, they are impregnated again. This typically means they birth one calf per year. Mothers are not allowed to stay with their babies. Their children are taken away from them and killed for veal. It is heartbreaking to watch a mother cow cry after her child has been taken away. Some even lose their voices. Humans are so cruel. Forcing a being into this world, stripping them from their only source of love, then killing them. Forcing a mother to give birth multiple times, stealing her babies, and stealing the food she makes for her children. Very sad. Happy Mother's Day to those who can understand another mother. Happy Mother's Day to the cows and their babies who have been rescued and get to live in peace.
Milk alternatives: Soy, almond, cashew, oat, hemp, rice, and coconut.
#mothersday #allmothersmatter #vegan #plantbased #govegan #veganfood #veganism
#veganlife #vegansofig #vegancommunity #govegan #tryvegan #crueltyfree #animalliberation #friendsnotfood #almondmilk #soymilk #oatmilk #hempmilk #cashewmilk #inpeacenotpieces
Pregnancy loss and child loss is such a unspoken and hidden conversation. We really don't understand why, when it happens to so many people from so many different cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and so close to you. You may have not experienced this but your mom, aunt, sister, grandma, cousin, or close friend has, because the statistic rates are so high. Did you know there are over 3 Million cases per year and 58% of which happens to women under the age of 35? Some people really don’t understand how detrimental losing a baby is from a miscarriage, still birth , or infant loss. It affects you mentally , physically, & emotionally all at once. We have to put a stop to this by breaking the silence and having the miscarriage, still birth, and infant loss conversation. But more importantly sharing our stories with one another. There is so much healing from being able to talk about it without being judged or looked at as defective. To all the women and men out there who loss a baby to any circumstance, regardless of the cause, Remember The Babies SEES YOU & SUPPORTS YOU from one MOTHER & FATHER who experienced this grief to another. 💙💗👼🏽🤞🏽
#angelbabies #rememberthebabies #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #miscarriagesupport #infantloss #infantlosssupport #infantlossawareness #pregnancyloss #pregnancylossawareness #pregnancylosssupport #stillborn #stillbornawareness #stillbornsupport #stillbirth #stillbirthawareness #stillbirthsupport #infertility #infertilityawareness #infertile #rainbowbaby
#ectopicpregnancy #motherofanangel #dadofanangel #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness
There's no evidence that dairy is good for your bones or prevents osteoporosis -- in fact, the animal protein it contains may help cause bone loss! It's full of saturated fat and is linked to heart disease.some Americans are lactose intolerant, including up to 75 percent of African Americans and American Indians and 90 percent of Asian Americans.Don’t use or drink cow's milk because the cow pregnancy lasts 283 days after given birth. Most farmers try to get the cow pregnant again within 60 days dry period so she can produce one calf per year. This is dangerous why because it's normal when an animal or Human gets pregnant she stop producing milk, so what the farmers do ? genetically modified the cow to continue to produce milk during the pregnancy. As a result of that, cow's milk is loaded with pus and growth #hormones #Estrogens,#estradiol,#estrone,#estriol,#pregnanediol,#progesterone and the consuming of these hormones could lead to prostate cancer in men ,man boobs and ovarian cancer in females and the cow's milk contains (casein) what's casein the main protein present in cow's milk and (in coagulated form) in cheese. It is used in processed foods and in adhesives, paints,kerosene oil, glue and other industrial products. As the commercial says milk does a body good 🍼 but you can see for yourself cow's milk is no Good for humans to consume. #imjamaican. #jamaican #jamaica #wholefoodplantbase #healthyLifestyle #onelovejamaica #vegan #veganlife #govegan #WholeFoodsplantbasednutrition #holistically #spiritual #Fitness #ital. #holistic #holisticnutrition #stillvegan. #nutrition #jamaicanvegan #veganjamaican
🌿 Cows: Can see 360°. Are vegetarian. Can detect odors 6 miles sway. Are extremely sociable. Can sleep while they're standing. Cause 22 deaths per year (sharks 6). Have 4 digestive departments. Become real cows after giving birth at least once. Can't see red, only a flag moving.
Cows are amazing.