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Gratitude: Fodder for Stories by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Halloween is arguably the most kid-centric holiday in existence (Christmas is fun for everyone, New Years is for adults, Easter is... not really that "fun" in the classic se ... Read on »
Roses Persist by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc There are two rose bushes that live on the east side of my house that were there when I moved in. They are beautiful and strong, they live on and grow high despite their neg ... Read on »
Gray by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc When I was younger I loved to dye my hair, but my hair never really took to the color. I tried to go blonde, but it turned out just slightly lighter brown. I went red and ke ... Read on »
Moving on Up by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Shortly after I wrote my last post, I started on my nights rotation, a six week block of time during which I worked 14 hour shifts five days a week overnight. It was an incr ... Read on »
Cancer by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Disclosing someone's diagnosis of cancer is a morbid privledge. There is tension that hangs in the air as you sit with the patient and their family, all gathered to hear wha ... Read on »
A Tongue and Standing Photo Essay by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I now present: Caroline's tongue: And now, Standing! There aren't many good photos of Colin these days, because all I ever see of him looks li ... Read on »
Update from the Front by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Caroline crawls now. She pulls herself along with the strength of a woman with a mission and gets herself into fabulously perplexing situations. Nothing makes her happier th ... Read on »
Morning Drama by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I had to go in to work this morning to round and, while I was glad to have the rest of the day off, it is still unhappy to wake up before dawn, pry yourself out of your warm ... Read on »
Dear Colin by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Dear Colin, Your life has been completely turned upside down the last six months and while I'm not going to apologize for it, I do want to applaud you and tell you that you ... Read on »
New Year by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Happy New Year! Guess what one of my resolutions is this year? Residency is trucking along relentlessly and so does everything else. The kids are getting older by the secon ... Read on »
Bad Mommy by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc We've been told by Colin's teachers that he is an exceptionally bright boy, eager to learn and quick to master new challenges. He demonstrates, we are further informed, a l ... Read on »
Distance by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc About a week ago, I got home while it was still daylight and got out of my car to find the kids at my neighbor's house. Colin was running joyfully around the backyard, in a ... Read on »
My Loves by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Every night, usually between dinner and bath time, we have the following exchange. COLIN Okay! It's time for me to go to work! KATIE!Colin, we just finished dinner! Let ... Read on »
Trainable Idiot by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Today, I started residency. I put on my long white coat, walked into several patients' rooms, and said, "Hi, there! I'm a doctor, as you can see by the length of my coat. Yo ... Read on »
A Lovely Drink by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc In trying to do what I thought best for her, I may have done Caroline a disservice. Colin had a bottle of formula very early in his life, in the hospital on his second ni ... Read on »
Growing by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc How has it been a MONTH since I wrote to you last? You will not believe what has happened in that time: Caroline has turned into a little person. She is awake and smiling at ... Read on »
Learning by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc On the whole, things continue to go swimmingly around here, largely due to the fact that Colin is a good kid and is taking this whole thing like a champ, as well as the fact ... Read on »
Dramatic Improvements by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Things, really, couldn’t be better around here. Yes, getting up every hour and a half to feed the baby can be trying and yes, Colin’s adamant refusal to p ... Read on »
Caroline by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc Caroline Eva McHugh Born on Friday, June 24 at 6:07 in the evening. She is perfect and we are smitten (especially Colin). Read on »
Tomorrow by Katie! Medical Student Posted in: Blog Posts in Life as a Doc I'm being induced tomorrow. I am to arrive at the hospital no later than 7am, at which point I will be admitted to the hospital, given an IV, and started on medicine to i ... Read on »