The peds rotation has been pretty smooth sailing so far, at least for me. That initial enjoyment of PEDS is slowly fading away, being chipped away at by fever and cough, fever and vomitting, and fever and diarrhea. Child… after child… after child. At least 90% of the patients I see in a night have “Fever and ___” as there chief complaint. And guess what, they are all fine. Which is fine. It’s just not exciting. It’s just not interesting. And actually, it’s kinda dangerous, as one of these kids with fever and vomiting is going to have an appy, and they are going to be sent home. Just hopefully not by me. The one truly exciting thing that has happened in the past 10 days, I was off for. (4 kids with GSW’s all piled into one car and drove themselves to our ED). Well, I’ll just man the helm and keep sailing along, trying to avoid those icebergs.