There is still no sign of Koby. Anne and I live in a little room in the Men’s Interns quarters that is barely enough for two. When Koby comes along we become eligible for a small house (flat) on the hospital campus. The list of those eligible is a long one and the vacant houses are few. Anyway a larger accommodation is something great to look forward to.
It’s a great work environment in pediatric surgery and I have been seeing some great cases over the past few days. There are loads of hernias for me to do, tongue tie releases and venous cut downs will be among other out patient procedures that we can do in Baripada. We had an unfortunate kid that swallowed a coin, that was stuck halfway down the esophagus on the way to the tummy – was an experience watching a senior registrar of our getting it out under a continuous X ray image intensifier!
All of us were on a roster duty a day ago – the roster system is when we have a sick child, we take turns to sit in the ICU with it, making sure all is well. The children we do rosters for are usually on a ventilator and need a little intensive monitoring, so we all rotate a couple of hours each and then the next person relieves you. The only thing is that you see stars the next day in theatre with the lack of sleep!
Anyway, once Koby turns up everyday is going to be a roster, and only the two of us to do the duty!