Friday, March 31, 2006

Rosters

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!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

And I am sure that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again. (Philippians 1:6 NLT)

Keepin you in prayer.

Anonymous said...

Tarun,
I am glad you are doing well. Yours is an interesting blog. Interesting to me because I will be coming to Vellore on the 3rd of April (Monday) to meet with Dr. Chandy (Mammen). I will be there with my wife, kid and my mother-in-law. My mother (in law) has been diagnosed with AML. She is on the older side, but we are trying everything we can to battle this disease. I hope the visit is fruitful, but...
If there is a chance, do you think I could meet with you (even just for a few minutes)?
We will be in the M-Ward. I am new to CMC.
Her name is Chandriga Menon.

Thanks.

Sarah said...

hey I miss those intern days..now I can't beleive I had gone through 48 hours of continuous duty!!!

Melody said...

Hey there, chanced upon your blog & decided to blogroll immediately so I can read regularly.

Am edified by your faith even in your difficult circumstances. God will not let any sacrifice or suffering go unnoticed. Hang in there, He does have a mighty plan for you.

Blessings to Anne, Koby & you :)