The Mrs. The Mommy. The M.D.: This Week: Back to Subspecialty Surgery & Other Random Things...

Sunday, February 24, 2013

This Week: Back to Subspecialty Surgery & Other Random Things...

My first (and hopefully last) cast
This past week I finished up with anesthesia and returned to ENT. For the last half of the clerkship I am on the Riley Children's Hospital/Otology service. So far I've seen how to care for adults and children with hearing loss both acquired and congenital - in addition to ear infections, tonsillitis, vertigo, and other "bread and butter" ENT related things. It's not anesthesia hours, but I am still really enjoying learning from my residents and attendings.

Friday I sat in on a surgery in which they were reconstructing a 10 year-old's ear canal with the hopes of helping her hear better after subsequent surgeries and prosthesis. This was the longest surgery I have been in thus far - basically my whole morning- which really isn't that long compared to like a GI service, but it was a good way to practice going longer than two hours without food...

Throughout my subspecialty month we have had 6:30AM lectures 2-3 times per week (Yes...What?!) on the different surgery subspecialties. Most have been pretty interesting but I think know it would be a little better if they were later in the day...(jus sayin'...) And it probably wouldn't be so bad if I was allowing myself to drink coffee. Anyway, this week we got to learn how to cast in orthopaedics clinic. That was pretty cool :-)

Last Monday, I had another OB appointment and got to see the how Baby J is growing. He or she looks great! The ultrasound tech said even if we had wanted to find out the sex of the baby, we would not have been able to, because for the majority of the time he or she was sitting crossed legged and hiding all the goods. We did get some funny shots of the little kiddo laying back kicking their feet up (see below). That was pretty cute :-D

Straight reclining in the womb...Can you see that cute little leg?!
Today, I woke up really feeling like I need to renew my mind and rekindle my fire for Christ. Honestly, I have had this tugging at my spirit for a while, but yesterday was one of those "knock-you-on-your-feet" type days and all I could do was be quiet for a while and think. There are quite a few things weighing on my heart over the past few months and I really feel like part of my restlessness is because I haven't been still enough to hear what God is saying to me... I'm listening now, Lord. Really...

Despite a not-so-good day yesterday, God is still so good to us and I have so much to be thankful for. I hope you all are having a great weekend. Happy Sunday!

Post-Church Breakfast


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