I seem to be a bit of a liability to things lately. A couple of days ago l had to give 5ml of Antepsin to a bulldog. I bent down to squirt it in his mouth l wasn’t holding him tight enough as he was a softy. He was panting a lot and moved his head with a jerk as he felt the syringe caused the Antepsin to do a graceful arc through his open mouth and hit the kennel wall. Antepsin is a thick white liquid.
Cussing l got a new syringe. As there was not enough Antepsin in the bottle for the syringe to reach and tipping was out due to bottle shape v syringe length l put the Antepsin bottle lid upside down on the counter and poured the liquid into that, except l coughed this caused me to over pour and Antepsin poured over the sides.
I “yiked” and jumped and my other hand caught a half mug of tea that l knocked over. This spilled into the lower draw that was open. I grabbed some blue roll and started to mop one of the nurses came to give me a hand. I kicked the draw shut, out of sight out of mind. It is sort of a junk draw and needs a good scrub sometime when l am in the mood and not busy.
I went to clean the spilled Antepsin and bottle cap up. More blue roll and a grab to clean spill and lift cap l knocked the full cap onto the floor which threw it’s contents over the floor.
Bending with a snarl l cleaned that as well and lifted the lid, wiped it and put it back on the bottle, stood up and dropped the bottle as l tightened the lid. Luckily my foot managed to break the bottles fall and l didn’t break it.
I placed the bottle into draw and pushed syringe into other nurses hand told her to do the bulldog as l was not going near the evil Antepsin for at least 24hours. I went back to clean the kennel wall and the auxiliary had thankfully got that for me.
That does not count the random bucket of mop water l tripped over, or the fallen over broom l didn’t see till l went sprawling.