Monday, July 23, 2007

The Gates to the Garden

Okay, I've enjoyed a lot of medicine before, for various reasons, but I have to say that the biggest rush you can get in meds may be obstetrics. I have three 24-hour shifts this week, and finished the first one this a.m.; it was my first completely sleepless call shift.

And it was good. I felt like the opposite of St. Peter, standing outside the gates of the womb, receiving the sinless into life, and cradling them in my size nine hands as their cords were cut and they took in their first breaths.

4 comments:

Marysienka said...

Ahhhh so cool :-D

I'm sure a newborn feels safe in your hands. I've got freezing, size 6 ½ hands. Totally uncool!

Tall Medstudent said...

Another great zero-sleep call shift yesterday. Awesome.

Babies. Cute.

Anna said...

size nine? well, well, well...

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