Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Sun's OutIt's been awhile. I've been rather blue lately, unmotivated to blog. A combination of life's woes and being stuck in a job I don't enjoy. Hopefully the new year will bring me back to what I love, and in the meantime the sun is out and the sky is blue.
To the woman who drove me to work in her taxi this morning: yes, paediatric intensive care units are open 24 hours. We don't pack up all the ventilators at 5 PM and go on home. Sheesh.
I still struggle to explain to people what it is we do here, which I guess is why Nick once called many of my posts 'didactic'. I feel the urge to lay it all out for people to read, but at the same time to circle the wagons and protect us from scrutiny. I want to say, we have to make some horrible choices here, and yet you should know we exist. And yet, you shouldn't worry about us until you need us. And yet, and yet...
Sun's out today, and I don't have to teach anyone how to bleed the nitric two-stage regulator. That's got to be enough to feel good about.
Posted by PaedsRN at 7:05 PM