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A little update. - Nobody wears a white coat any more...
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
ayradyss
ayradyss
A little update.
Here they are: http://pics.livejournal.com/ayradyss/gallery/000022hb

Have three residencies offering me interviews right now. Fort Wayne's person is away (her father died) and will be back Monday. No word from the fifth or sixth.

Today was a quiet day. I spent the morning observing circumcisions (it's amazing how a little sugar water on a glove will take away the sting of having one's foreskin removed with a knife) and examining newborn babies. I spent the afternoon listening to lectures. After yesterday's exciting day, I was glad to.
One delivery via forceps, involving a fourth-degree laceration that wouldn't stop bleeding. A fourth-degree laceration, O Best Beloved, means that baby's head tore right through the tissues separating the vagina and the rectum, and it's a terrible thing to repair. It took us better than an hour to get all the bleeding stopped.
Then as we were grabbing lunch to go over to high-risk OB clinic, the overhead came to life. "Code Blue, four north. Code Blue, four north." I cannot run up four flights of stairs, O Best Beloved, but my resident can.
Code was successful, so to speak, and the gentleman was moved to the ICU. Then we went to OB clinic, and it was long, and we finished at bloody last, with an hour of lecture from the OB guy staffing it.
I went to bed at about 10 PM last night. I think, O Best Beloved, I have caught a cold from Xev. I am sneezing in a most un-allergy-like manner. And she woke up today when I got home with her eyes all goopy and sounding congested. I called the vet. "She probably just has a cold, she'll be fine."

She is currently standing on my chest, between me and my laptop screen, which I think is a hint that I need to go indulge in some hot kitten lovin'. These cats will be so spoilt.

now feeling:: sick sneezy

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Comments
feathered From: feathered Date: October 8th, 2004 12:49 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Spoiled cats are good. I think. I hope! Mine are hidiously spoilt.

How do you pronounce "Xev?" What's it from? And is Kai from anything in particular? That name I know -- it means seawater or something, actually. Hawaiian, I think. I like it. But what's Xev from?

They are adorable.

Hope your cold feels better.
feathered From: feathered Date: October 8th, 2004 12:51 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Actually, what I hope is that you feel better from your cold, but livejournal doesn't allow editing of comments. Rarr.
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: October 8th, 2004 01:03 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Actually, both Xev and Kai are from the Sci-Fi series Lexx. It was originally Zev, but they remade her and named her Xev.
feathered From: feathered Date: October 8th, 2004 01:43 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
I prefer Zev, I think. I like zeds better'n exes.
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: October 8th, 2004 02:04 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
The new Xev is loads cooler than the old Zev tho. She seems to be feeling better, though sleeping a lot. Kai is watching us play games.
mama0807 From: mama0807 Date: October 8th, 2004 12:55 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Adorable kittens

reynardo From: reynardo Date: October 8th, 2004 01:04 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Fourth-degree? You'll excuse my curiousity - I though that much involved a 3rd-degree tear. (As in - I didn't think there was a category for Fourth) .(Says she who is always grateful she got away with a 2nd degree).
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: October 8th, 2004 02:06 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
First - a "skid mark" or a vaginal mucosal lac.
Second - Perineal area and vaginal mucosa.
Third - External anal sphincter but not extending into the rectum proper.
Fourth - into the rectum.

It is always a bad thing when you are trying to coax a baby out and suddenly baby's head "comes free" like a shot.
reynardo From: reynardo Date: October 8th, 2004 02:16 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
Ow. owowowowow.

I can tell you from this side, though, that it's probably a result of the wonderous "JUST GET THIS DAMNED THING OUT OF ME" syndrome. By that stage in the day, tired, in pain, you don't give a rat's A*** - although of course you regret your impatience later.

ow.
jelliclecat From: jelliclecat Date: October 8th, 2004 03:51 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
#11 of Xev is the mostest adorable kitty photo EVAR. I mean, sickeningly sweet calendar cute. I love it.

I bought my little one toys today...which he loved until he dropped 'em in the water dish. Wet feathers are apparently not so much fun.
arazia From: arazia Date: October 8th, 2004 02:13 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
As I told your husband, I love your orange kitty, and I want to steal him, he is totally the embodiment of cute. *whines about wanting orange kitty*
waifofthenorth From: waifofthenorth Date: October 11th, 2004 12:45 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
I thought orange tabbies are almost always male and calicos almost alway female...are you sure your only getting two cats?
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