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Clean sweep. - Nobody wears a white coat any more... — LiveJournal
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
Clean sweep.
Came in today to an empty board. M's family withdrew support yesterday; he died quickly after that. R nodded at me; I saw his eyes. My patient was not the only one to die on his watch. I am glad he was there.

Today have been observed by our Friendly Behavioral Science faculty; she watches our patient interactions. She tells me I am good with patients, good with staff, good with attendings. I am respectful and I listen and I do not flail quite too much. That is good. I think I am disorganized and wild and thoughtless and I do not know anything. Can we both be right?
Three admissions, one I&D (whee, procedure!), one gentleman with a troponin of 12, and a lady who might be septic or might just be hard to figure out. Fervent prayers that tonight is a rare and lovely night where I do not spend my wee hours in the ICU or the ED, where I can sleep. Sometimes, it happens. I want to see my family tomorrow.

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alythe From: alythe Date: November 26th, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
family interaction is wonderful. all but two of my cousins on my dad's side made it out to the tree farm for thanksgiving... i haven't seen some of them in quite a while... we played games for the past two days... 38 people crammed in my uncle's place for thanksgiving... and a 21 lb turkey fed them all. ;)

i was pretty severely peopled-out very quickly though. but it was great seeing them. i hope you get to spend some time with family too, lady.
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