Sorry Tumblr, I haven’t been on this thing in a couple of weeks. I have been very busy with both of my jobs. Both are full-time jobs. 8 more months until I get promoted to a better positions on days though. You won’t be as neglected! (;
I distinctly remember thinking that if a few more minutes had gone by, he wouldn’t have been holding a camera….
Labor and Delivery is not a piece of cake like what the TV portrays it. It’s not always happy endings unfortunately. It has some of it’s own stresses. I always tell my friends that when “the shit hits the fan… it hits the fan hard”. You have to think fast. You go from 0 to 60 mph in ten seconds.
I remember one day, I had to do a double set up in the OR for a twin delivery. I remember the first baby coming out fine then the second baby’s heart rate fell. The attending made an executive decision to do a STAT and we got baby out in a minute or two. Seriously, I had no time to think. My body was reacting faster than my brain. Next thing you know, baby was out to NICU. Imagine, we manage to get a mother from the pushing position to the OR table, intubated, OR table prepped, foley in, splash, incision, baby out in one to two minutes. It was crazy but we did it.
A couple months ago, I would come home exhausted stressing about work to the point where I lost a lot of weight. Now, I have a good foundation.