“Tol, lumaban ka, kaya mo yan. Wag mo kaming iwan” she was whispering to his ear and holding his hand so tight I could see her veins bulge from her very young hand. I know, I’ve seen a lot of these before, as in a lot! I’ve already lost track of my own census and I believe I have come to a point that it seems like I have become “professionally numb” with these antics….and so my mind raced with all the possible differentials, I have to be logical, pushing and pulling all the humanely possible way to manage the case.
What else can I do to help?(plus! how else can I impart knowledge to the interns)..Ano pa bang pwede kong magawa? But then…I can’t help but think of their child, for crying out loud and the fact that this couple are so young.
The 7th epi and 3 defibs came by but he was pronounced dead as I wipe my sweat off my forehead from all that early morning triceps workout. All of a sudden, I realized that I am not as numb as I thought, not that I’m getting melodramatic with it but I’m so thankful for what I’ve seen. I’m still human pala, I still have heart. Kala ko, after a decade, bato na. Yun pala, I need a lot of it for this profession. I guess it’s the only thing nobody can learn in school, and after getting the license it’ll be the only thing that will push you despite of a slim paycheck.
I’m thankful I can still drive home after that duty and drive my son to school, see him make silly faces before he waves goodbye and get into his classroom. Thank you so much whoever or whatever you are! =) You have never stopped teaching me. – VAJ MSN RN
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