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Antibiotic Audit

“Sure, this may be viral, but whenever he gets a virus he always gets a bacterial sinusitis afterward.  Can’t we just have the antibiotic now to head it off at … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Favorite Things Final

I know I said I wouldn’t be writing this week, but I could not help but attend today with a quick post.  Today marks my LAST DAY ON THE WARDS … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

Now Hear This

“Mmm, I’m not so sure about those vitals… That has to be a mistake.”  The attending squints at the paper chart, his glasses resting precariously on the tip of his … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

You Can Call Me Meccy…

“Why was she that yellow color when she was born?!” The new mother looks puzzled, stroking her tiny baby’s full, soft hair.  The perfectly pink infant sucks vigorously on her … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · 8 Comments

The “D” is Silent

“Mom is HIV and HepB positive,” the resident says, handing me the chart as she makes her way out the door.  “Can you write orders for acyclovir, the Hepatitis vaccine, … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 9 Comments

Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing

“Oh NO Mullberry!  NOT Dr. McDomineering!  Oh ugh, he’s terrible!” This is not what I wanted to hear from my favorite clinic nurse concerning the specialist physician I will be … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

I’m The Student

“Yeah, I guessed that.” The new attending stares blandly at me, her hand lying flaccid in mine.  She sniffs to my greeting smile. “Here’s a chart.  Follow up asthma diagnosis.  … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Shoe is On a Different Foot

The drive is long and a little dicey, and the neighborhood on the outskirts of the “never by yourself” zone, but I’m so excited for my second shift at the … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Leader of the Pack

“Have you ever seen a fat patch on an eardrum perf?”  Dr. ENT smiles as if about to share with me a secret, precious treasure. “Ooo, no,” I reply.  “I’ve … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Ear Drum Blues

“My ee-yor hoits!” The statement is more of an accusation than a part of the history of the present illness.  The four year old sits across the exam room from … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

A Moment for Much-Obliged

I had heard that inpatient pediatrics at my institution can be a brutal month – especially during the winter croup and bronchiolitis seasons when the patient census is high, the … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Poor Choice Paging

Every day at 11:30 a mass page goes out, informing pediatrics residents and students of the location and subject of that day’s Noon Report.  Today’s talk was extremely useful and … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · 5 Comments

R-angst-deer Games

If my intern is Santa, then I have been a goodly mix of Blitzen and Rudolph, starting off as a tag-a-long no-name doe (I mean, really – who’s favorite reindeer … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sometimes the Shoes Do Make the Man

Mondays are always somewhat bitter as far as days go, but there is a subtly more abrasive quality to the atmosphere when I walk into the team room at 0500 … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 21 Comments

Going Home

“The prognosis is not good.  I’d rather not keep him in the hospital for piddly reasons.  I want him home – enjoying his family for the remainder of his very … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

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