On call this past weekend, I was paged to the post-partum floor to evaluate a young woman who had vaginally delivered a healthy baby boy 16 hours ago. Her chief complaint? Intractable back pain. [Background: She had delivered 2 babies aided by an epidural block in the past, and complained of back pain during this […]
Category Archive for 'Labor & Delivery'
In my previous life, before I became an anesthetist, I had worked for years in critical care and PACU. I became quite familiar with the care of post-operative patients and the issues that surround operative care. When I decided to start my family, I carefully read every book I could lay my hands on about a natural, well-planned […]
Change of Shift will be held at Someday Nurse on September 8, and the theme will be nursing students. Nursing school was an eye-opening experience for me. I was a nursing student about the time that dinosaurs were roaming the earth, although it really doesn’t seem like that long ago. But when I look at my 22 year […]
I worked in Labor and Delivery last night, attending to the various pain needs and requirements of the parturient population at XYZ Hospital. My night consisted mainly of putting epidurals into screaming hysterical womens’ backs. One after another after another, I was like a mean lean epidural-inserting machine. Except for two ladies, in rooms at […]
What’s in a name? You could be called Terry, if you were me. My husband calls me babe, or beebe if he’s feeling cute; my son calls me Mom, and also Terrold, although I’m not sure of the origin of that one, but I respond to either one. My mom, may her soul rest in […]