Shockingly Humbled - page 2

"She's crashing!" yells the second year anesthesiology resident. His high pitched voice slices through the alarms that pierce the green tiled operating room. His forehead creases, and his eyes are... Read More

  1. by   canesdukegirl
    Unfortunately, yes. This really happened. Shocker of my career!
  2. by   emtb2rn
    Quote from Susan1012
    Next chapter please!
    Seriously. So very well done. Had me riveted.
  3. by   MassED
    Quote from dansamy
    It does read like fiction.
    but it's good!
  4. by   DoeRN
    Quote from canesdukegirl
    Unfortunately, yes. This really happened. Shocker of my career!
    Wow! Wow! I can't imagine what the doctor, you and everyone else went through when he relayed this information. This is very well written and I'm still wiping away tears. You should try if you aren't already to get published!

    Sent from my iPhone using allnurses.com
  5. by   Bubbly26
    Very good story!
  6. by   dansamy
    We still wanna know what happened to the patient!
  7. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from Mulan
    This is fiction, right?

    The surgeon really wouldn't know that it was the other surgeon's mother?
    Singh is an extremely common Indian last name, so the last name (if they were even the same) wouldn't have been a giveaway. Further, it's fairly common in the culture of medicine and in Indian culture to keep work and personal life separate. It sounds from the story like this may have been meant to be a fairly minor surgery gone bad, so Dr. Singh might not have thought it worth it to tell the surgeon it was his mother, thus adding undue stress, or to tell anyone overall what his family was going through. Obviously just speculation, but I don't find this that far fetched.
  8. by   NurseDirtyBird
    Please write a book. You very clearly have the ability to write a suspenseful medical thriller. You have the knowledge and experience to create accurate and believable scenes and characters. I'd love to read it!
  9. by   LadyFree28
    Wow...I want to know what happens...but I think it's great where it is. Another good post.
  10. by   tokebi
    Wow... I knew something big was coming but never expected THAT. It truly teaches us to never assume.
    What an amazing writing and heart-breaking story!
  11. by   Rose_Queen
    Quote from Mulan
    This is fiction, right?

    The surgeon really wouldn't know that it was the other surgeon's mother?
    You might be surprised by how surgeons and OR staff don't advertise that a patient is a relative. I was quite shocked one day to go pick up my patient in preop, and sitting next to the bedside was one of the neurosurgeons. At first, I thought I'd walked into the wrong preop bay. Turned out the patient was his sister. Another time, I was working with one of the surgeon's mothers. We didn't know until afterwards because he thought everyone might be more stressed if we knew who the patient was related to.
  12. by   skoolrn
    WOW! You had me all the way!
  13. by   BloomNurseRN
    Quote from blondy2061h

    Singh is an extremely common Indian last name, so the last name (if they were even the same) wouldn't have been a giveaway. Further, it's fairly common in the culture of medicine and in Indian culture to keep work and personal life separate. It sounds from the story like this may have been meant to be a fairly minor surgery gone bad, so Dr. Singh might not have thought it worth it to tell the surgeon it was his mother, thus adding undue stress, or to tell anyone overall what his family was going through. Obviously just speculation, but I don't find this that far fetched.
    Completely agree with this. I know of two Dr. Singh's in my town (and we're not huge) and have worked for Indian physicians, who have definitely been more private than some of the American physicians I've worked for.

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