I am currently experiencing visual and auditory hallucinations. My pupils are dilated and my cognitive function is impaired. No, there is no need to worry. There is a very good explanation for my current state. I just got home from a 28 hour call. I have slept approximately 5 hours in the last 48 hours. I am sleep deprived, to put it mildly. This was my first call during pediatrics and I actually had a blast. I’ve seen enough gastroenteritises (sp?!), asthma exacerbations, syncopes, seizures, URIs, fevers of unexplained origin, and pneumonias to last me quite a while (or at least until my next shift). I know that I’m crawling with kiddy germs right now, and I’m very much looking forward to a bath in a few minutes.
In short, I love peds, but the call was long and tiring. My email inbox has grown to a preposterous level due to my preoccupation with all things small, so if I owe you an email, please accept my apologies and know that I will email you back very soon.
Since I signed my pre-match offer 2 days ago, I have slept only a few hours, and I think the reality (good reality!) of it all has not completely set in. I have a feeling that it will all hit me like a ton of bricks (honey coated bricks?!) when I wake up later today. I’d share more great thoughts, but my thoughts feel like a boiling pot of goo at that moment, and I’d rather not have all you readers out there asking “why am I dripping with goo?!” (Bonus points to anyone who gets that reference.)
This is Kendra signing off.