Thursday, January 28, 2010


Yesterday I had a 34 day old patient. The problem with babies is, they're adorable, and make great patients. I was SO spoiled. Her mother changed her, cuddled her, and all I had to do was assess her, take her vital signs, and do actual LEARNING. It was wonderful. The poor little thing had mastitis. Yes, an infected BREAST. This is highly unusual, was 34 DAYS old, not 34 YEARS, and breast infections are really really rare in people who don't even know where their feet are yet.

A little clindomycin seemed to clear it right up.

I'm still unsure if i want any of my own, but babies make delightful patients.

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