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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
So today was my first shift in the ER.

Today I:

Wrote and signed a prescription for the first time.
Wrote and signed orders for the first time.
Wrote and signed notes for the first time.
Started two IV's.
Sutured up a 2-year-old boy's forehead.
Diagnosed a case of coxsakie virus.
Picked up a phone and said "Pediatric Emergency. This is Dr. Ginsberg."

Just lots of little things like that.

It was *GREAT!!!* I loved it! It was hot (A/C was broken), hard work, my feet and back hurt, I'm exhausted...

But I did good work, especially for my first day. And I'm looking forward going back in the morning. biggrin

Night, all. Be well! hug

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


roarfireSILVER Member
comfortably numb
2,676 posts
Location: The countryside, Australia


Posted:
Well done smile It's always handy to love your job! hug

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.


_Stix_Pooh-Bah
2,419 posts
Location: la-la land


Posted:
great to hear Mikey!

I love dropping by and seeing how you are getting on.. nice one fella!

What is coxsakie virus by the way? to me it sounds rude redface actually scrap that.. I Googled it.. poor kid!

Keep it up Doc. Lightning!

I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..


MiGGOLD Member
Self-Flagellation Expert
3,414 posts
Location: Bogged at CG, Australia


Posted:
love thy job, and you'll never work a day in your life...

or something.

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie


DragonFuryBRONZE Member
Draco Iracundia
784 posts
Location: Adelaide, Australia


Posted:
googles also... doesn't sound nice... poor person

Glad you enjoyed your first day, hope you enjoy everyday biggrin

Do we sleep when we die?


newgabeSILVER Member
what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
Hey so it sounds like you're feeling so much better!!! You sounded so bummed a few weeks ago..... compassion fatigue already,.... What happened with you Mum and all that in the end?? ( spose I should go back and find that thread... hmmmmmm)

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....


mycoBRONZE Member
Pooh-Bah
2,084 posts
Location: melbourne, victoria, australia


Posted:
yay! sounds like you had an action packed day. bounce2 unreal. and yup, coxsakie virus always makes me giggle.

TheBovrilMonkeySILVER Member
Liquid Cow
2,629 posts
Location: High Wycombe, England


Posted:
Written by: Doc Lightning


Picked up a phone and said "Pediatric Emergency. This is Dr. Ginsberg."





Was it ringing, or was that just for practise? wink

Nice one, glad to hear it went well biggrin

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Written by: TheBovrilMonkey


Was it ringing, or was that just for practise? wink





C'mere, Bov. I need to practice IV's.
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-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


AdrillfSILVER Member
member
112 posts
Location: UT, Sweden


Posted:
Congrats on getting finished with school and making an impact on other people's lives....

now you can pay off all of those annoying student loans 8-}

missegyptology: I'm gonna be a terrorist when I grow up anyway


UCOFSILVER Member
..lonely.
15,416 posts
Location: South Wales


Posted:
Dr. Ginsberg, you can fix me up to a Vodkla IV if you need the practice ubbangel

I am also glad it went well for you and that you do actually want to go back tomorrow hug

MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
IV Vodka is a waste of perfectly good vodka.

So today was great, too. I'm a happy doctor!

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


~Leah~GOLD Member
addict
584 posts
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia


Posted:
sounds like you had a great day Dr. Ginsberg. Keep up the great work. clap

Never hold your farts in! They travel up your spine, go into your brain and that's where shitty idea's come from.


_VT_SILVER Member
Your Face!
1,173 posts
Location: el paso, tx, USA


Posted:
You can practise i.v.'s on me. wink Besides i hate drinking water. tis' much easier to get hydrated that way, though i don't want to get hydrated by the other method. besides, i would'nt want to get you too excited about your work Dr.Ginsberg. wink tongue
EDITED_BY: Violently Tame (1120421233)

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

Peanut butter... It fills the cracks of the soul! -Paul Blart-


SpitFireGOLD Member
Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
2,723 posts
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada


Posted:
Congrats, Mike!!

Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.


The Tea FairySILVER Member
old hand
853 posts
Location: Behind you...


Posted:
Congratulations!

Just don't forget to remove the tubes when the patient is ready to leave!

Idolized by Aurinoko

Take me disappearing through the smoke rings of my mind....

Bob Dylan


GelflingBRONZE Member
Watcher of 80s cartoons
665 posts
Location: Chepstow & Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
Well done wow always cool to start a new chapter in your life.

>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Is it bad that I kind of wish I was at work today?

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
Yes. Go outside and spin smile

Getting to the other side smile


strooSILVER Member
trusty sidekick to superman
799 posts
Location: oxford, england, uk


Posted:
no! its fantastic you love your job so much! wish i did! congrats man. dont even know you properly, but im proud of you hug

Livin' on dreams and custard creams


JauntyJamesSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,533 posts
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA


Posted:
I'm with Firepoise. Get your butt outside, mister!

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"


PeleBRONZE Member
the henna lady
6,193 posts
Location: WNY, USA


Posted:
Mike, first nice job. Congrats and a big ole ewwwww to coxsackie.

Second, my wish for you is that the passion you now have remains for years to come because we need more people like you in the world.

hug

Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK


shen shuiSILVER Member
no excuses. no apologies.
1,799 posts
Location: aotearoa, New Zealand


Posted:
i agree with stroo!
(she's lovely, yes indeedy)
mmmm stroo.....
sorry.
-ahem-
way to go, mike!
yay!
hugmikehug
you can insert your IV into me if you like...! do you wanna wear your doctors uniform? thats rather exciting....

those that know, dont say. those that say, dont know.


newgabeSILVER Member
what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
And again, I'm blown away by the difference in your tone to just a few weeks ago...
Congratulations on your resilience! hug wave

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....


KaelGotRiceGOLD Member
Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
1,584 posts
Location: Angel's Landing, USA


Posted:
Not working on your bday are you?

wink

To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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RyGOLD Member
Gromit's Humble Squire
4,496 posts
Location: Brisbane, Australia


Posted:
Wonderful to hear and big congratulations Mike. Makes for a good birthday doesn't it? smile Have you been practising illegiblifying your handwriting?

Adya MiriyanaGOLD Member
*slou?
6,554 posts
Location: Adelaide, Australia


Posted:
ohh yes, better work on that handwriting, have to make sure not even you can read it! ubblol

happy birthday to you also sir hug and congrats on the job biggrin

Tao StarPooh-Bah
1,662 posts
Location: Bristol


Posted:
wooooooooooooooo!

I had a dream that my friend had a
strong-bad pop up book,
it was the book of my dreams.


NucleopoiBRONZE Member
chemical attraction
1,097 posts
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England


Posted:
wow was it fun?

was it what you expected?

MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
I had a rough morning today.

I had a kid who kept going in and out of respiratory distress (asthma).

NOTHING is as terrifying as a child in respiratory distress. Kids don't die of heart failure, they die of LUNG failure.

At that point, a patient came in for her fourth follow-up for a swollen lymph node that has all of us scratching our heads (I got yelled at because I didn't know what was wrong with her, either) and right then and there one of my attendings decided that I needed to teach a med student how to remove sutures.

AAAAARGH!!!! LEAVE ME ALONE, PEOPLE!!! CAN'T YOU SEE I'M FECKING BUSY????????

*regains composure*

I still love my job. I got my first continuity patient today, that is a patient who will be my patient for the next three years. I can't say her name, but she's 13 days old. And I went right and fell head-over-heels in love with her right there.

I thought of Arsn and Valura and their little miracle and how they'll soon be tending to his every need...and fretting over the little white bumps on his nose (don't worry, guys, it's called milia and it's harmless and goes away) and how much he eats...or doesn't eat...or what color his poop is. And how he'll cuddle into the crooks of their necks and coo at them and how lucky he is to be born into a family with so much love.

And how lucky I am to be a part of this young family's journey into parenthood. And how lucky I am to be a part of their lives and to know that I'll get to see this little girl get to age 3. And maybe, in spite of my specialty in adolescent medicine, I'll hang on to her...just her...to watch her grow up.

Maybe I'll have my own kids, but until then, I can have everyone else's.

ubblove

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
Mike you're gorgeous...... do you know that? (even though you do use your laptop in the loo ubblol ) hug

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!


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