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.




8 comments:

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.

Best,
KJ

Julie said...

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