Thursday, June 05, 2008

Wedding and pediatrics

So, we booked our wedding venue today! We went with the smaller venue that Ben and I really liked. It was funny, we found out that one of the weekends we were considering was booked and we both got sad... I guess that was our litmus test. So, we will be getting married on September 12th, 2009. My bridesmaids/men will be my sister, brother and cousin and Ben will have his two sisters and his best man. He hasn't asked him yet, so I'm not going to mention it here just in case I let the cat out of the bag. Anyhoo, I'm excited to get this part of the planning done and upwards and onwards to trying on wedding dresses!

Pediatrics so far has been good. I was on call for the NICU last night and did a few well-baby exams and other than that there wasn't much to do. Didn't get called for any deliveries and had bad dreams all night about my pager malfunctioning... Haven't heard that I missed anything so I guess it was working. PICU is interesting. We have one patient who is critically ill and one patient who lives in the hospital full time and has for the past 3 years since his birth. The critically ill patient has been a huge learning experience about brain injury. This review supplement to pediatric critical care has really helped me understand what is going on.

The case is taking a big emotional toll on me. I feel very attached to this patient and the patient's family who are just the nicest people. I'm crossing my fingers and toes for this kid.


Milk & Two Sugars said...

On the wedding venue front: well done, hooray for you both!

On the sick child front: all I can say is that it's probably meant to be hard. Will be thinking of you.

Calavera said...

Wedding talk... gah! ;)

You know, I'm sort of dreading my peds placement because of tales like this - I really hope that things work out. Will be praying for the child.

Liana said...

Oh... you're making me feel bad. Way ahead of us. We can't even decide on ceremony venue... and the wedding is going to be Sept 20 2008!

Dragonfly said...

It does get like that (with the sick child).
Well done on the wedding venue (though I must agree with calavera).