i was on call on that sunday morning.. it already started as badly from the start.
most ho was not around that day.i had to cover 2 cubicles..carrying out plans of the 2 cubicles while u’re on call at the same time is tiring..i told myself to be patient..
Starting from 9.30am til 10.45pm…the admissions to ward was flowing like tap water..i dont mind attending to patient who really needs hospital admissions..but the cases that were admitted that day was simple cases that could be managed outpatient..
viral pharyngitis…viral fever..pharynogotonsilitis..phewwhh..
Nurses working on that afternoon shift were not helping at all..Some of them didnt took any vital signs monitoring since 10am..oh my god..when i asked regarding the patient’s Blood pressure, she dare to say to me. “BP machine ada kat situ,dr buat lah sendiri” Oh,i think i can have high blood pressure today..Im so tired that day n agitated,i told her “kalau ini pun saya buat, akak buat kerja apa?” Sabar je lah..
By 6pm,i counted dengue cases,they were rising in ward…from only 5 cases in the morning,it went up to 13 cases..with the blood taking every 6 hours, me n qina worked continuously from 9.30am til 10pm something..we had our bath at 11pm..
my day was not over yet..3 more admissions at midnight..with few chairs and extension..the SISTER on call couldnt stand it, and asked us to place some patients up in the female ward.at 1.30 am,i had to send patient to hospital serdang for ct brain..
the patient was vomitting in the ambulance..at 2am,im so hungry n nauseated..i feel like vomitting too..teringat mcd kat pantry ward..huhu
as i arrived at serdang…the radiographer has that one kind of unpleasant , menyampah look at me..i was thinking, “what’s wrong with her..” She talked to me in a rough way,”Urgent sangat ke CT brain ni kena hantar sekarang?? GCS full..” She was agitated because we send a patient for an urgent ct brain at this time of the day..But u think i want to send patient at this hour and sacrifice my sleep?? i had to coz it’s urgent…im soooo dissapointed with that radiographer..
im a human being,i have feelings..i was telling myself,sabar je lah..im so tired til i cant be bothered..we finally finished everything + wardwork at 4am..i slept at 4am and was called again to check blood products for patients..interuppted sleep..i received another call at 5.30am,saying patient’s BP dropping..the anaesth was angry coz i didnt do anything about the BP since 12midnight..BUT i was not noted by nurses the BP drop until this morning..
I refresh myself by taking bath and a hot cup of coffee..and continue my morning rounds.come to think of it,i could have break down n cry..but i didnt..
my hubby was giving me strength ..he msg me every few hours..with sweet inspiring msg..even with msg as short as,
:) syg bz ke? hope u dpt rest nanti. remember ur hubby always love u.
But to anyone who thinks doctors are robots…we are not..we’re human being..we have feelings and we also feel tired..we also get sick..