Friday, March 09, 2007


This is how I felt last night. It’s been a long week although, to be honest, I’ve had busier weeks. This week was just a bit more chaotic. I guess some of that was because our lab tech was sick yesterday. That meant that I had to simultaneously run clinic and do lab work. Mind you- I requested much less lab work than usual and treated some cases empirically instead. However, in some cases you do really want to do some tests.

There was a 2 year old boy that came in with fever and vomiting. He looked pale enough to need a transfusion, so I wanted to double check his hemoglobin before sending him to the referral center. I took him to the lab, did a finger stick, ran his blood through the hemocue and set up a rapid malaria test. 15 minutes later I had my diagnosis; anemia and malaria. His Hb was 3.0g/dl, so off he went in a chartered taxi to Emergency. I have to admit it was a cool feeling to be the doctor and lab tech at the same time…but it also added to the workload. I finished with my last patient at about 630pm.

Needless to say I was quite tired. When I woke up this morning I was happy it was Friday and already looking forward to being able to sleep in on Sat and Sun! So, here I am. Friday evening. Relaxing. Emailing. Watching a movie. Doing house laundry (yeah, that’s my chore). But I’m sitting here knowing that I can sleep in tomorrow morning.

I love weekends.

1 comment:

Jacqueline said...

SAndra, ik ben onder de indruk van je!Geniet van je heerlijke weekend:)Luv jac

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