Wednesday, September 28, 2005

NICU goodness

The NICU is depressing. For every baby that leaves mostly healthy and mostly normal, there seems to be five babies that either die or leave with serious neurological devistation. Which is just freaking fabulous, if you know what I mean.

I just had to go tell a mother that the Pseudomonas ventriculitis is most likely gonna kill her kid. He's not hemodynamically unstable - he looks just like he did this morning prior to his ventriculotomy. But when the neurosurgeons went in to look around, all they saw was puss. Clearly, our antibiotics aren't worth crap for this kid.

So he's gonna die. The only questions remaining are when and how.

Remind me why I like my job?


starbender said...

That has got to be the absolute WORST part of your job. My heart goes out to you.

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