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Twins! - Nobody wears a white coat any more... — LiveJournal
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
Scrubbed in on two practically back-to-back C-section deliveries this afternoon, O Best Beloved. Twins, both of them, so four girls. Got to hold one of the babies as Mom was indisposed (retching) after the surgery, and feed her, and look at her tiny little 5#8oz nose...
Was with Dr. F and Dr. L, who are like the Jiffy-lube-drive-in C-section people. Under an hour start to finish, so fast I almost didn't get my gloves and gown on in time for the second.
Dr. F let me close on the first one. I sutured skin and only got corrected a few times. How wonderful.

And now it's back to get paperwork done on the inductions. It's going to be a good night on call, O Best Beloved. I can feel it.

now feeling:: excited excited

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lakos From: lakos Date: November 18th, 2003 03:32 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)

Oh, random news, the servers are all back up right now. :) Mostly, at least. I think the routing tables in the router room need beaten with a stick, but then that's cause I can establish a VPN 2 different ways and still not see everything on the network. Mmm... need network topography redone. Maybe we can do that when we get the new building. :p It'd be nice to be able to use my PC as if it were on the network there.

Love you lots. Going to pick up TTT and see about phone changes.
feathered From: feathered Date: November 18th, 2003 05:09 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
Are you allowed to tell the names of the twins? I'm always especially interested in what people name them.
jenouflex From: jenouflex Date: November 18th, 2003 05:29 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
First set: Isabella and Trinity.
Second set: Jazzlyn and...I can't remember the other name, I'll ask in the morning.
There are a lot of Mackenzies being born now.
And the C-section yesterday was a boy named Taylor.

As long as you can't identify them from the information I give, it's okay for me to tell. That's why usually I just use initials - it's easier.
feathered From: feathered Date: November 18th, 2003 05:47 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I don't like the name Mackenzie much, but it's not as bad as Allison as a female name. Or Madison, or any of the other names that translate out to mean 'son of al/matt/whatever.' Silly. I guess some people don't even consider the meanings when they bestow names on their kids. If they did, they'd think twice about naming their daughters something that means 'son of...'

I really like the names Isabella and Trinity, tho. My favourite form of Isabel is the spanish pronunciation: EE-sah-bel. One of my pillows is named Isa.

Jazzlyn is interesting, but almost too trendy. I like the word jazzy, tho, so if they call the kid that it'll be okay.
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: November 18th, 2003 06:08 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
That's what we called the kid in Peds Surg named Jasmine - Jazzy...
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: November 19th, 2003 07:58 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Jazzlyn and Taylor - seems to be a gender-neutral name.

And Katelyn had a new baby sister named Grace :)
daxayl From: daxayl Date: November 18th, 2003 10:56 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)

jiffy lube

Is retching when you have stiches down their a potentially dangerous thing or is it fairly safe? I've never heard of someone getting a hernia after having a c-section, but...one would think it possible.

Would you tell them you liken them to jiffy lube drive in? Or is that one of the standard little things people get to be known by?
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: November 19th, 2003 03:09 am (UTC) (etched in stone)

Re: jiffy lube

Oh, I told the residents. They laughed.

People get hernias after C-sections not because of the stitches (they use huge suture, like rope, to fasten the fascia) but because they don't reanastamose the rectus muscles. But it's pretty rare.
Retching isn't really a problem. The skin sutures come out on the 3rd day, anyway.
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