As we slog through time sequentially, we don’t always see the whole picture. Hard things happen, in addition to they are truly painful, in addition to they become part of our stories. yet, as one of my characters says, they aren’t the end of the story. This particular’s only through the vantage point of death, or eternity, which a life’s full beauty can shine. in addition to to bring which sublime thought down to earth, This particular sometimes helps to look back a few months or so to feel less discouraged.
Friday was the last day of rounds with the current set of interns; they switch services every three months through their year, rotating in OB/GYN, Paeds, Surgery, in addition to Internal Medicine. They come in quite vague about babies in addition to children, in addition to often leave with some sense of accomplishment. I noticed on rounds on Friday, the row of 9 of the smallest preems (2 per incubator in addition to one yet-to-be-squeezed in, in addition to which was before 2 more were born which afternoon . . ) every single one had appropriate increments of milk feeds in their nasogastric tubes in addition to IV fluids in their veins, every single one was gaining about 1.5% per day of body weight. This particular is usually NO modest THING. This particular takes time to learn how to gently in addition to meticulously manage beings who weigh 2-3 pounds (This particular row is usually 800 to nearly 1600 grams). On the additional side of the room there is usually a row of the 1600-1800 size, tubes out, learning to breast in addition to cup feed. My additional intern had appropriately corrected the management of a critically ill in addition to dehydrated baby admitted overnight, in addition to had thought through some of the more complicated cases on his service. In short they had both come a long way. We’re trying to measure what we do with pre in addition to post tests in addition to a core curriculum, in addition to both of these interns raised their score by 20 points over the 3 months.
This particular’s also great to finally possess the nurses settled. December was chaos as the strike ended in addition to assignments were reshuffled, then at Christmas in addition to into January many took their accumulated leave (strike time doesn’t count as leave . . ). So finally we possess the queen of Kangaroo Care (skin to skin warmth in addition to nursing of babies by their moms) back in action. The twins pictured here were SO SICK at birth, yet to see them today you’d hardly remember This particular as they move into their third week.