Friday, July 17, 2009

The fantasy of the brown-eyed baby boy

The rains have come, and I'm pretty sure I'll be able to get a taste of what a friend of mine claims, " part of every Thomasian's life." :-)

I rather hope i won't have to do any "wading", though. There is such a thing as Leptospirosis and all the other unhealthy "details" that you can get from floodwaters.

I hope everyone I know is well and safe. Ma said that the news said that there were floods in Iloilo and Bacolod, as well.


I'm doing Pediatrics now, which is a Waterloo (i.e. Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo) subject for many people, according to my reviewer. Many people don't like it, and honestly, I have to say it's not one of my favorites. It's easier to study though, because I absolutely adore babies and kids.

Also, I study with the thought of "What if..?" in mind.

For example...

WHAT IF, I was on duty in the hospital, and in the middle of the night, EX would come in, with his wife and baby boy (who had pretty brown eyes like he did), who was cyanotic and unconscious... To make the long story short, without much stress, i would be able to revive him and take care of everything without breaking out a sweat...

It's a nice fantasy, i suppose, and it justifies why things are the way they are these days.

It has happened before, you know, although it wasn't with an EX. This guy i had a crush on in high school suddenly showed up at 2 in the morning with his wife, bringing their newborn baby girl, who they thought was "breathing funny". I was on duty for Surgery, and not Pediatrics, but since I knew them, and I was the only Intern there, I did the initial check-up.

The baby was ok, and eventually, she checked out fine. She was a cute little bugger who had no idea she was giving her parents a fright. :-p In the end, they both said thank you, and it felt pretty good. And they went home.

And i went back to work.

And then went home.

And then went back to work again.


(I don't mean to sound bitter about it, I love my job, but it's quite obvious that my contemporaries are settling down and I am not. yet. But that's another topic for another day. :-))


For all those who have texted, "How are you?" Well, i'm doing ok, thank you very much. I haven't really been blogging about reviewing and all that, like i had initially planned, but I have been doing exactly that. Reviewing.


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