Friday, July 25, 2008

Marathon Weekend

Ok, so I've been very busy over the last several days with this and that and being a vampire. Once I got used to the night schedule, I had three days in a row where I had to do daytime things, and tonight I go back to nights. Two days of a nights with a turn-around shift where I get off at 4 in the morning and go back to work at 1 p.m. But, it's my last weekend at Children's until January.

Some of the things that have happened:

We had the intern's welcome picnic at a park in Eden, very beautiful, and I was trying to share pics, but they're not uploading for some reason. Then I worked that night.

I had a very strange case of a young boy with a swollen, um, weenis. My attending was concerned he might have constipation causing a blockage of his ureters leading to infection, and we found... well, couldn't load that photo either, it showed a number of wires in his bladder. He finally admitted he had stuck them up there. He went to surgery that night.

Monday, another shift in the E.D. We actually cleaned the board, and I was lucky to get sent home somewhat early.

Tuesday I tried to clean and catch up on all the things I hadn't been awake during the day for.

Wednesday, my EM class went to U of B for some procedure training on cadavers. I got to help with the teaching, and we had a lot of fun catching up since we hadn't seen each other in a while. I kept myself awake most of the night to try to stay in vampire mode.

Yesterday I went to one of the local firehouses to run through procedures with their EMT's. One of my future jobs in EM will be medical director for the local EMS agencies, so this gave me some practice.

OK, have to be running, get dressed and off to work. We'll see what the evening brings.

On the veggie front: I resisted temptation at the picnic where they were grilling the best-smelling BBQ. Ribs that were falling off the bone. MMMM... I had the salt potatoes, salad, and mac and cheese. Ok, ok, I had a matchbook-sized piece of ribs, but I didn't enjoy it, well, yes I did. Other than that it's been soy in my coffee drinks and cheese sandwiches. Veggie burgers are the mainstay of my existence at the hospital, although they did have a veggie soup the other night. We went to a local Tex-Mex deli that was supposed to have fish tacos... I had the bean and cheese burrito. Can veggies eat fish? What do you think?


nightmaremom said...

Szaw the story about the little boy and his bow and arrow on the news... made me cry again.  Do you remember the park you went to in Eden?  That's kinda my neck of the woods.  LOL   Hoping to get to Niagara Community College tomorrow for the hot air balloons... let hope the weather stays good..

lv2trnscrb said...

my brother-in-law and sister-in-law are vegetarians; they eat fish so I voted on your poll that eating fish was okay

what a week you had!


frankandmary said...

Pescetarians eat fish, but vegetarians do not.  I even tried vegan for a while, but it didn't stick.  Now that I have gone back to being a vegetarian after eating meat/fish for a few years, I thought it would be difficult not to eat fish/meat, but I don't crave it any longer unless someone is talking about cooking a great sounding meat or fish dish.  I do like the smell of pork roast, but I feel better eating veg. ~Mary