Thursday, June 17, 2010

All the Emotions

Sad: A small ICU with one family waiting room. Extubating two patients on the same day, who later die at nearly the same time. Two families having to share the waiting room as they grieve.

Happy: Assisting an intubation of a 1 day old baby. BLES (surfactant) was administered and the baby responded beautifully.

Mad: The patient who had to be poked twice, because I missed the ABG! Oops.

Facts of life:

Ecstatic: One more 12 hour shift then home for the weekend. 

1 comment:

  1. The waiting room situation is sad but in a way it can be comforting to families too. Hope that it was a blessing for them to be together, in a way.

    Re: poked twice--hey, it happens, unfortunately!