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5 parents you’ll meet in pedes

Family with ChildI’m done 3 of my 4 overnight call shifts for inpatient pediatrics as of 7:30 this morning, and in my slightly deranged, sleep-deprived mind, I started to categorize the parents I’d seen in hospital so far.  Don’t ask me why.  Stuff happens to your brain on call.

And it’s true what the ever-omniscent “they” say – on pediatrics, you treat the kid and the family.  Especially when they’re young, they just go together.  And while the kids often need some reassurance about what you’re going to stick in their ear next, it’s the parents that really need the good talking-to.

So let me introduce the 5 parents you’re sure to meet:

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The Woman in the Wheelchair

Looking back over the past few months, the blog’s been pretty saturated with rants, opinions, commentaries, and whatnot.  So I figured I’d give my loyal readers a break from all that.  I imagine one can only take so much whining on topics romantic and medical.

So instead, I’d like to tell you a story.

I’m not entirely sure of the point of this story, I’d just like to get it down on paper, so to speak.  Get it out of my brain and off my chest.  I suppose you can take from it what you will.

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