I'm telling you, this was an exciting day! After the Attending got in my face (ok, not really IN my face, but close to it!) during rounds when I was presenting, asking "Are you a scientist?? ARE. YOU. A. SCIENTIST?" this warrented my rock star attitude. I wanted to answer "Uh, No way!! I'm a nurse!"....but I knew that would not go over well, so instead I said "Yes!"
Adios PICU...hola Infectious Disease. Doesn't that just sound appealing!! Ha! So my next 4 weeks will be spent looking at different "bugs" and figuring out which antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, etc. will be appropriate for the kids. This is definitely not something I'd want to specialize in, but it's a big portion of boards, so I'm excited to have the experience.
So 2 of 4 clinical quarters are done....and 2 was the hardest, most stressful, probably most time consuming! Yeah, sigh of relief! Next week I'm on "spring break"- and while we're not going anywhere spring break-y like Miami, or some other party place in Florida, it'll still be nice to have 4 days off. Yes, 4 DAYS OFF!!!
I don't know what the remaining 2 quarters will hold, but I do know if they go as quickly as the last 2, I'll be a graduate before I know it! And then there will be a whole new set of adventures to embark on. But I think I'll stick to the adventure at hand. Because for now, I love my job in the PICU... and I'm not willing to give that up just yet!