Thursday, June 01, 2006

Busy, Busy, Busy

May was a busy month. I was out overnight at least once every week. Driving all over God's creation, too. Not to mention cars breaking down, teenage drama and still unpacking the last of our boxes. And the Laughing Baby is starting to crawl, God help us. Since I can't crate train the little scamp, I'll guess we'll be buying a baby gate.

My last 3 cases were a little disappointing. In 2, the family said, "take whatever you can, they won't need it anymore," but for various reasons we were only able to recover a liver from one and kidneys from the other. Other organs no good and not suitable for tissue.

The 3rd case was a youngster, in the wrong place at the wrong time. Perfectly healthy, except for the bullet in his head. Mom would only donate kidneys, I don't know why. I should be glad that two more people are off the kidney list, but it's frustrating. His liver was perfect! (not to mention his heart and lungs.) I guess I can see why people say no, but why the stipulations? Maybe she knew someone who needed a kidney. I'll never know.

Anyway, back on call for 72 hours. I spent my days off getting reacquainted with the family, playing with the delicious baby and some chores. And I STILL have boxes to unpack. Ugh.


Robin said...

OK, I'm totally stealing that poster for my own blog. But it's all in the name of promoting organ donation, so that's good, right?? ;)

TC said...

Steal away! Hell, I stole it from somewhere. Besides, anyone's who's given up a kidney sort of has a right to that sort of thing, no?