When you give the new resident report on your intubated patient who is clearly acidotic and he walks in to the room, stares at the ventilator settings, and gingerly TURNS DOWN the rate, You are like …….
We’ve been preparing for a sick baby in the NICU for a couple of weeks. The fetus had hydropsfetalis and severe polyhydramnios (Extra fluid in the womb), a condition characterized by severe swelling and fluid accumulation throughout the fetus/newborn. At 24 weeks, the baby…
”The winds of change… Sometimes they’re a gentle breeze; a welcome relief; sometimes a brief gust quickly forgotten. But other times, they blow in like a foul and devastating gale, blazing a path of destruction, which leaves us holding on for dear life.”
“A heart is a fragile thing. That’s why we protect them so vigorously, give them away so rarely, and why it means so much when we do. Some hearts are more fragile than others. Purer, somehow. Like crystal in a world of glass, even the way they shatter is beautiful!”
“Dreams are our world turned upside down. Gravity…logic…time rendered meaningless. The world of dreams is not our world. Although in the dead of night, it tempts and deceives, daring us to tell the difference. This is what makes dreams so dangerous.”