Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tougher day yesterday

When it rains, it pours!

Worked Sunday, busy, busy day. The night and wee morning was no better.

At 1:07AM I delivered a baby that was very, very sick, her Mother had an infection of unknown origin.
Totally gut wrenching.

When I left work yesterday, the baby was still critical. The parents heartbroken, I was a mess.
Emotionally exhausted, I drove the hour home and cried all the way. This is when I don't like my job.

I had to come back to work this morning and I am thrilled to report that the baby is way better and expected to make a full recovery. She was delivered in time to treat the infection already raging in her tiny body while she was still in her Mom.

I spent time with them this afternoon and cried tears of joy. Tears because she came in when she did. Tears because I kept her. Tears because she went fairly fast. Tears because the baby is better. Tears of relief and joy!

This is when I love my job.


momcat said...

Glad to hear the little one is going to be all right. I have a lot of respect for midwives and chose to go the route of having my third child at home with the help of a midwife. That was my best delivery!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm so glad that it was a great outcome and the baby is doing well! You have a hard but wonderfully inspiring job! I admire that!

Soxy Deb said...

I think I would love and hate that job. I love babies, but I don't think I have the strength you do.

Glad to hear everyone is doing well.

Danica Lynn said...

So glad that the little one made a turn for the better.

You are an amazing person and have an amazing job!

Julie said...

Awww, that would be such a difficult part of the job. I'm glad the little one is okay.

Now, let's work on you.

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Oh, how wonderful! I can't imagine how hard your job must be sometimes. I bet you're fantastic at it.

Fragrant Liar said...

Wow, what a fascinating job you do have. Glad baby turned out okay. I perused your blog, Travel Girl, and you do lead an interesting life. Hope the guy thing works out for you.


Julie said...

Just checking in on you. How are "things"?