Yesterday I got up early and then read my friends' page, which wound up making me late to get to the hospital. Met up with the others and handed out all the patients who weren't cared for, as is my wont. Picked up another infant for me. Read the schedule for the OR and snagged a ventral hernia repair; another easy surgery. I just don't care enough to scrub in on anything really difficult, not in my last week.
Will pick up today or tomorrow a patient for my final H&P, which means "page me on an ER call" and all that. Hopefully, it'll be a kid with only one or two problems, not an entire freakin' list of them. Sometimes, I hate working at a children's hospital.
Yesterday afternoon around 1500 we were discussing the probability of rounds, given impending cases in the OR. 1505: paged to rounds in radiology at 1515. 1545: J, the only intern in the room, looks at five medical students. "Want to be interns for an afternoon? Go do post-op checks." So we scattered to do post-op checks. 1610: Called down to ask what I should do as my baby had only been on the floor for two hours, and had no vitals recorded. Got Dr. C. "We're in Radiology." I'll be right there, sir.
1630: Residents called to ER to see a patient. "Anything vital about your patients?" No, sir, but why is N on Nystatin still? "We'll take care of it. Get out of here."
Called Angel. Bitched at him about something completely spurious for no reason at all. I have an impending migraine today. I'm pretty sure it's PMS. Gotta love it.
Went home, slept a bit, got nothing done again. I've had my third H&P done for almost a week; why can't I just print the friggin' thing out? Went to bed around 2130, half an hour late and an hour and a half after I planned to.
Got up this morning and spilled my tomato soup in my car, hopefully mostly cleaned up now. Came in and did all my charting. I keep meaning to write about how early morning and early evening are beginning to look the same, but I keep forgetting to.
Today: lap chole at 0730. Class on wound and ostomy care from 0700-0800. I hope I don't miss it; it seems like a real shame to waste interesting cases just because we have to go to stinkin' class.
ishotkenney and amasashi, any interest in being in the student newspaper this time around? I told Emily yesterday that I'd do another "notes from the wards" and either profile a med student somewhere or do some more interviews.
And it's time for rounds.