Saturday, October 23, 2010

Step 2

I passed. Woot woot. This means no more boards for almost 1.5 years. Suweet!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Post partum hemorrhage

Consider this a warning: this gave me the heebie jeebies, so if you don't like reading about kind of gross things, you probably shouldn't read this.

I have seen post partum hemorrhages before, and watched the dr explore the uterus, but last night I had the privilege of doing this. Basically, you put on a sleeve and a sterile glove and put your hand into the vagina up into the top of the uterus to scrape out the clots of blood.  And we are talking grapefruit and larger sized clots. It was a little creepy to know that I had my entire arm inside her and that I could see her belly moving from the outside as I was moving it from the inside. As I removed the clots of blood, her uterus and cervix started to clamp down and then I couldn't get back in.

So that was the exciting part of my night!