October 14th, 2004

White Coat

Where did we go?

Two days of no patients means that Nykki gets to take the kittens to the vet.  Kai has ringworm.  They have oral antifungals and we have solutions and topical for his ear where we can see it.  And they're being treated more heavily because of my profession, because I see children.
Scrub hands well.  Repeatedly.

One C-section, 19-year-old G3P1 (that's 3 pregnancies counting the current, one live birth not counting the current) from Mexico - one abortion, one baby dead at 4 days.  We delivered her of a 4-pound 4-ounce baby with Apgars of 6 and 8 at 1 and 5 minutes.  Baby was breech.  Dr. R extracted her quite neatly, with me watching in awe and S doing exactly as she was told.  A C-section is a fascinating thing, in the hands of an experienced surgeon.
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Baby, on the other hand, was quite content in the uterus, and in no hurry to come out.  Perhaps he, too, was repulsed by the smell.  In any rate, we spent the rest of the morning watching fetal monitor strips (strangely flat, OB was still not worried) and then I went to didactics, got Hospital Swag and got out early.

I've been bumming around ever since.
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