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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
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

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roarfire
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside

Total posts: 2676
Posted:Well done smile It's always handy to love your job! hug

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

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_Stix_


_Stix_

Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land

Total posts: 2419
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..

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MiG
GOLD Member since Apr 2004

MiG

Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG

Total posts: 3415
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

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DragonFury
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 784
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?

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
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....

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myco
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

myco


Location: melbourne, victoria, australia

Total posts: 2084
Posted:yay! sounds like you had an action packed day. bounce2 unreal. and yup, coxsakie virus always makes me giggle.

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
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.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
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

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Adrillf
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

Adrillf

member
Location: UT

Total posts: 112
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

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
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


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
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

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~Leah~
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

~Leah~

addict
Location: Sunshine Coast

Total posts: 584
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.

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_VT_
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

Your Face!
Location: el paso, tx

Total posts: 1173
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
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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-

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SpitFire
GOLD Member since Dec 2002

Mand's Girl....and The Not So Shy One
Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

Total posts: 2723
Posted:Congrats, Mike!!

Solitude sometimes speaks to you, and you should listen.

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The Tea Fairy
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

The Tea Fairy

old hand
Location: Behind you...

Total posts: 853
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

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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
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.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
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

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Yes. Go outside and spin smile

Getting to the other side smile

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stroo
SILVER Member since Feb 2003

stroo

trusty sidekick to superman
Location: oxford, england, uk

Total posts: 799
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

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JauntyJames
SILVER Member since Dec 2004

JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA

Total posts: 3533
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?"

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
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

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shen shui
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa

Total posts: 1799
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.

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
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....

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KaelGotRice
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

KaelGotRice

Basu gasu bakuhatsu - because sometimes buses explode
Location: Angel's Landing, USA

Total posts: 1584
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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Ry
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Ry

Gromit's Humble Squire
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 4496
Posted:Wonderful to hear and big congratulations Mike. Makes for a good birthday doesn't it? smile Have you been practising illegiblifying your handwriting?

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Adya Miriyana
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Adya Miriyana

*slou?
Location: Adelaide

Total posts: 6554
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


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Tao Star


Tao Star

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1662
Posted:wooooooooooooooo!

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

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Nucleopoi
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

Nucleopoi

chemical attraction
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England

Total posts: 1097
Posted:wow was it fun?

was it what you expected?


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
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

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
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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