This is why I love this job. Monday positively sucked, but Tuesday positively rocked.
- Intubated my first baby, 9 month old came in not breathing. Major box checked off my list of “Thing’s that I am still nervous about doing for the first time”
- Kiddo with a severe anaphylactic reaction after sneaking on of his grandma’s cashews. Didn’t have to tube him, but he had one serious swollen face. Did alright though after treatment
- Girl who held the staple gun backward and put the staple into the palm of her hand
- A case of pertussis
- A case of croup
- A (few) case(s) of asthma, just to round out the pulmonary trifecta
- Nursemaid elbow
- Abscess on a 3 year old’s cheek that with just a little pressure erupted in a glorious volcano of pus (Sounds gross, but a good abscess is to an ER doc what a fine cheese is to a Frenchman)
- And also secretly satisfying…. I was one of three residents working, myself, another ER resident, and a peds resident. The attending and the ER resident were tied up on a sick kid for about 40 minutes. When the attending comes back, ask’s the peds resident if she had any new patients to present since being all tied up “Nope! I’m all good!” Turns to me “Do you have any?” “Yeah I have 4 new ones” (and I hear the peds resident under her breath “Four? How the hell did you see four new ones?”
So yeah, Tuesday was pretty baller. But it’s Wednesday now and I had to call out sick, which is bound to happen when ever you rotate at the children’s hospital. Can’t complain too much though after such a satisfying shift.