Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Life and Death

The past 7 days have been pretty busy for us.  I am on day 9 of 12 in a row days working and am getting pretty tired.  I am waking up by 4:30 or 5:00 everyday and into work by 5:45 at the latest.  My days consist in seeing my patients (some of whom are actually recognizing me as their doctor!), writing orders, re-writing orders when pharmacy tells me to, talking to nurses, talking to families, running around and getting a lot of paperwork done. 

The new niece and nephew have kept us busy keeping in touch with family.  I went out to Jesse and Lindsey's house tonight to check on Lucas.  He's a cutie-patootie even if he's still a little bit yellow.  He had his first photo shoot in an attempt to get a birth announcement made.  He's pretty photogenic for a boy.  The whole 2 hours I was there he was wide awake and looking around - good head control too.  He is also very content and only had a few weak protests at the camera.....secretly I think he enjoys the attention.  I'm going to see him tomorrow too when Lindsey has a date with SUSHI that has been 9 months coming!  I'm going to get her (and myself) a HUGE selection of sushi and we'll pig out while Bry takes care of Lucas and eats his rice with a fork.

This week also marked the first death of one of my patients as a physician.  While it wasn't my first time performing CPR, it is still quite an experience when it is necessary.   We truly "tried everything" for this patient but there was literally nothing more to do.  It was a pretty stressful event and while I learned a lot I recognized how hard these times are going to be for me.

There is a lot of learning going on.  I've been able to perform a couple of procedures - something I really enjoy. 

Finally I have some Knitting Knews updates.  Since I got my camera back I was able to take some photos of some of the projects I've finished.  Here goes:
 This is Kyle's Christmas Hat.  I love the color combinations!  It's another pattern from Itty Bitty Hats.
 This is a yellow hat that I knitted while at work.  I tried to knit a star for it but it turned out more like a flower.  So this one is for Liza.

This is Lucas's Halloween hat.  I LOVE it.  It is all my own pattern - of which I am really proud.  (Like the grammar, Emily?)
 I am still debating about adding some eyes and a tuft of hair.  I will play around with it before October.

So that is the long awaited update from us this week.  We're heading to Minnesota to meet Liza this weekend and be at her Baptism.  We are blessed and honored to be 2 of her Godparents.  This evens out the boy and girl Godchildren that I have. (2 and 2!)  I believe this is Bry's first time as a Godparent.  I'm going to have to run to Northwestern Publishing House to get a gift before Thursday. 

I'd also like to thank Jesse and Lindsey for leaving a comment.  They were pretty proud of that fact tonight.  I'd also like to thank them for letting me partially blind Lucas with my flash......and there's more of that to come!


  1. I am impressed by your grammar, but I would be more impressed if you had knitted an elephant hat for me, like I had requested.

    Anyway, thanks for the updates on all the kids and keeping the pictures of Lucas coming. I'm still trying to get my act together and call you or send you a proper e-mail this week. Don't hold your breath.

    Have a great time in Minnesota, Auntie Abi.

  2. I love Kyle's hat! He is going to love the ball at the end! Good job!! I love all your pictures of your new niece and nephew! We need to catch up soon!