September 10th, 2003

Nescafe rabbit


Today at the hospital was relatively uneventful, except for the baby we'd seen last night. The snuffly one did eventually feed, and without desatting. The well baby...well...he came in with no stool, dropoff in feeding, bilious vomiting, a distended abdomen, and huge loops of bowel on X-ray. And went straight to Riley for a lower GI evaluation, after we determined he did indeed have a patent anus and suctioned a bunch of bilious mucousy stuff out of him.

Otherwise, other than me nearly falling asleep once, I did some scheduling of subclavian line removal, looked at patients and monitored them, and generally did scut work all day. Could be worse.

Dr. M, my attending, when I said I'd work Sunday morning and make Saturday my day off, said that they might treat me as a special case - since my husband's in Ft. Wayne - and that we'd see how busy we were on Friday. That gives me hope. Lots of hope.

Got an e-mail from Dlink this morning:
Date of Reply: 9/9/2003 10:46:54 PM
Products: DWL-800AP+
Operating System: Windows XP Home
Please try upgrading the firmware on the router to the latest, 2.2 or 3.2.
Hard reset the router and reconfigure.
Depending on the dates of the 2.18 firmware, there were some problems with repeating being able to work. This may be the case here...........
When you entered in the lan mac address of the router into the remote ap field, did you get this off of the status page in the router configuration???
Felt stupid, as I knew there was a firmware upgrade and I hadn't installed it. Did so. Tried again, with little hope. Bing - instant throughput. I am now in my room, with my privacy and my stuff, considering if it might not be advantageous to move the repeater over to the wall directly opposite my room. It would mean I was no longer going repeater to wireless NIC through quite as many walls, but would add some between the router and repeater. Why fuck with it? It's working great.

Have been nearly falling asleep all day. Think it would be wise to nap for a bit while Angel is away (I got him a present for his upcoming birthday, yay!) and then do my work. To nap, now.
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Nescafe rabbit

El garatillo

Learned, thoroughly, about asthma tonight. Also took a nap. However, I should go to bed soon.
I have made myself another journal (5 codes a month and all, I can squander them) for writing about the things I learn about. If you want all sorts of spam - the sort of things medical students learn, and all - then you can watch iatrogenesis and be enlightened. However, entries are quite long and not LJ-cut. I'm writing it for me, O Best Beloved, and giving you a chance to peek through my window. I was going to make an RSS feed of it, but I can't do it directly (can't add feeds from, so I'll have to play around a bit and see if I can fudge it. Otherwise, either watch the journal or deal with the spam, if you're interested.
I did not do my expanded H&P. I have delayed it this evening, until the weekend. This means that if I do it tomorrow, I will be Ahead of Schedule. I am, however, Behind Schedule regarding the application to St. Francis, and I should do and mail that this weekend. I did, however, spend quite a lot of time learning about asthma. I should find my guide to topics, and cover those in as much detail.
Is tomorrow Thursday already? How time flies. I need to learn more.
I wish I'd brought Dr. M's trivia questions home. I know that "el garatillo" is a 17th century nickname for diphtheria, even if I can't find it in association with Goya - or indeed find the painting he showed us and attributed to Goya in any of the image archives online. I can't remember the other trivia, dang it, or I'd have it done.

This will work quite nicely, I think, with the connection in my room. I have a couch, which is comfortable enough, and in fact would fold out to form a bed should the need for something more than my twin arise. I should ask if it would be okay if Angel came down, for me to fold out the bed.

alythe wants me to run B-movie for her Hallowe'en party. I need to post quotes, oh yes. Lot of things to do this weekend, including getting my pass from Curves (I need to keep working out), eating lots of fresh steamed veggies (I'm living on chicken and cheese sandwiches, soup, Slim-Fast, and cafeteria food, Angel. I need veggies. I'm craving broccoli and cauliflower), and going to the license bureau to get my driver's licence address changed.

But right now...I need sleep. Bedtime for Medical Students, O Best Beloved.
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