Saturday, July 17, 2010


Alpha and Omega

Strange day. Literally saw new beginnings and endings.

Was lucky enough to nuzzle a 2 hour old baby of a friend (I didn't deliver). He is perfect. I had baby fingers curled around my finger. I was stroking little baby feet. Life is good with a baby around...especially one you can give back to the parents! (I LOVE being an aunt!)

Went to a visitation of a coworker's boyfriend, who died unexpectedly. She's devastated.

Got called in at midnight by the ER...a late second trimester demise. She delivered moments after I walked into the room.

A few hours later, caught a baby, whose older, stillborn brother I had caught last year. This morning, after hearing the squalls of this baby, every family member in the room burst into tears. I give moms a hug after every delivery, and this one took some time to extract myself from...the emotions were running high.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thanks, Grumpy

We now have a new catch-phrase at my house: There is a fracture. I need to fix it.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Talking amongst docs

So I was in the surgeon's lounge this morning, waiting for my case to start. Several other surgeons were in there as well and we were talking about work.

An orthopod remarked that summer is a busy time for them, with all of the ATV/bike accidents. I remarked to him that testosterone, stupidity, and alcohol are good for his business (not necessarily in that order!).

He replied "And yours too!"

You know, he's right.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Thanks, I think

New patient, upon me entering the room : Oh, you're so much prettier than your picture in the doctor directory!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Another Dictionary is Needed

Patient's family member to nurse : I think she needs some pitocium to get a move on.