‘I don’t know when I’ll be home, taking a patient to the OR’

I got this text yesterday around 5:30. And of course my response was ‘okay, good luck, I love you’! When what I was really thinking was ‘Awww really? It’s your birthday! We’ve been waiting for you to come home!’

The featured image was actually from last night’s late surgery. He had to do a surgical debridment of a right thigh for necrotizing fasciitis (the flesh eating bacteria!) so it sounds pretty cool, but… ☹️ he didn’t get home until around 9. He ate dinner, went to shower and went to bed as he needed to be there again the next day at 5:30… such a life of a surgery resident…

He was at the University of Maryland Medical Center for about a month for shock trauma, and he said it is a lot busier than Sinai! After all, it is located down town Baltimore and is a level one trauma center. He did quite a few 24 hours call, about every 3 days or so, and he said one night, he rounded on 90 patients! 90!!!

This will be the last month of his second year in residency. In July, he will be a third year, so he is considered a ‘senior’! I’m not sure what the major difference is. All I know is that he has to do a lot more surgeries in third year and this would be the time where he would perfect his skills. Sounds exciting, yet daunting at the same time.

July 8th is Jax’s first birthday and he has the whole following week off! And my family is coming to visit. I’m sure he will enjoy a week of vacation as the last time he had a vacation was around Thanksgiving time. So he has been working for 6 months straight, every day, just like that.

That’s all for now friends. Thank you for reading! ❤️❤️

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