I was standing in triage at Grady at four o'clock this morning when a car pulled up with three men inside who had been shot multiple times each. One of the patients being triaged for a car accident (obviously a tourist) dropped her wad and started screaming, "Where the _____ am I? Where have you taken me? What the ______ kind of city is this?" Her paramedic looked over at her and smiled.
There is a guy on the roof checking out a leak that has been giving us some trouble for the last few days during our torrential rain in Atlanta. A small leak developed, then another. the small leak was patched, while the other got progressively worse, the house got humid, a tree fell across the roadway blocking off traffic from one direction, and snarling what is usually a pretty busy cut thru between major roadways. Thankfully we missed being cut off in the other direction by Peachtree Creek which flooded many of our neighbors houses, even some close enough that I could hit them with a baseball.
Thank God for living on a hill.
I've been listening to the roofer work for a while now, and Jack, during his nap, has tolerated it well. Not even a stir, which is a miracle considering how light he has been sleeping during this last week of storms. There have been alot of nights where he has been woken up by peals of thunder, needing to be held. it takes me back over a year, though he is much older and won't sleep as well on my chest as he used to. That was a good fix back then. Now, it would be play time, and he would be off looking for his train.
I've been enjoying the week that I have off between quarters at school.Cardiology 2, Trauma and Medical Emergencies awaits me this quarter along with Peds in the following. I've been getting caught up and even starting to thrive on the podcasts available for the class. given the quality of instruction, I think that it may be the podcasts and studying on my own that get me through this class.