Thursday, May 6, 2010
my baby world...(my job)
Yesterday was another incredibly busy day in baby world. First I had to assist with an unexpected, emergency c-section of a baby with prenatally diagnosed CCAM (which means they noted a large mass inside the baby's chest-outside of the lungs-on ultrasound). The thing is that our hospital doesn't deliver babies...so this is a big event when it happens. I work at a large children's hospital that doesn't deliver; yeah it's sounds strange to me too. Anyway, we have all the staff and equipment to deliver so the baby was in excellent hands, so no worries there. The little fellow didn't want to do much when he was born; we had to give him a breathing tube. He was several weeks early and his little lungs just weren't ready to do all the work on their own. I checked on him today and he is doing great. He's had his lung medicine, some antibiotics and is on his way to saying goodbye to the tube. ...and the great news...the baby doesn't have CCAM; he will not be needing surgery!
After all that was finished, we had to go to another hospital and pick up a sweet little babe with a heart defect. He will be on his way to surgery in the next couple of days. I've checked on him too and he's just hanging out and chilling with his nurses right now. My patients made me smile, even though I was working on one hour of sleep yesterday. Needless to say, I went home last night and fell out (asleep).
Today, I am busy working on a presentation from a case I did a few months ago. I have to present it next Tuesday and talking to a group is not my strong suit...this ought to be good. On top of it all, I have never even put together a power point. This really ought to be good!
Well, that's the latest from baby world. I love my job!