February 08, 2010

Checkin' In...

Hi Gang!  Thank you all so much for your words of support over the past few days. They mean so much to me.

Mom is doing well.  Really well. Like "holy crap" well.  Surgery went off without a hitch on Thursday and she woke up from anesthesia talking.  Friday morning we discovered that her drain had a leak.  That sucker got fixed quickly!

Saturday morning she came home, and is resting comfortable.

Now, let me share something with you that struck me funny.  Our hospital is a teaching hospital.  It's not uncommon that you get asked the same question by 5 or 6 different people (nurse, surgical nurse, nurse anesthesiologist, head anesthesiologis, surgeon & surgical resident).  Mom's fabulous surgeon - Dr. Nimkar has a new surgical resident.  She's so new that she didn't remember what Dr. Nimkar looked like, took the chart out of Dr. Nimkar's hands (presuming that she was the nurse; not that it makes it right!!) and proceeded to ask if we had seen Dr. Nimkar yet.  Dumbass!!


  1. It is a little odd, for sure. I guess it was good that you could find something humorous in it all!

  2. Oh that is too funny! Glad to hear your mom is doing well!

  3. SO glad to hear she's doing well! Sending a {hug}!

  4. I'm glad she's doing well!

  5. Wonderful news! I'm so glad that your Mom is home and doing well. I will continue to pray for a speedy recovery.

  6. I'm glad your mom is doing well, but I had to laugh at that story. That stuff happens a lot, in terms of doctors just butting in or taking things out of a nurse's hand. I wonder how that surgeon felt, having it happen to her! And that's pretty bad that the resident did that - yikes!

  7. Oh wow, what did the doctor say to the surgical resident? Usually, they will be polite in front of the patient but away from the patient...different story.

    On that note, I'm glad that your mom is doing so well. Is she in good spirits? I'm so glad that the surgery was a success.

  8. THAT is funny bol.......

    your mum will be happy to have you around her as you will definitely lift her spirits....glad your mum is doing well.

    take care and chikisses

  9. That is absolutely hilarious and totally something I would do! In fact, I fell out of my chair today in the middle of an ENT exam in front of 3 residents and an attending because I apparently haven't mastered the art of sitting in rolly chairs. Crap!

    And, I'm really glad your Mom is doing good too!

  10. Oh my... that is funny, so glad to hear your mom is doing better.

  11. I am so glad your mum is doing well! Keep us posted :)
    And the trainee story cracked me up. I'm thinking that trainee is never really going to have a perfect beside manner!


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