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It's not all blood and guts

I think I did a good thing this week. I was seeing a five year old for a pre-op eval prior to dental work under anesthesia. He's a super cute little guy, but he's had a rough go. He was exposed to drugs and alcohol in utero and was born very small. He was adopted as a baby and sees many specialists for developmental issues and other complications. He is super sweet and a very cooperative patient. He felt fine but his "Baby," a little stuffed dog/blanket had an injury. Evidently, he's had this toy since he was an infant and it goes with him everywhere. Baby had a little chunk of his ear missing off the top where little guy had bitten it. He told me that Baby needed to see the doctor and get stitches. So, I got some suture and sewed the ear up. Mom said that he'd wanted to send Baby to see Doc McStuffins, but I think I got him patched up pretty good. Little guy seemed pretty pleased, even though Baby's got a scar now. I don't know about them, but it pretty much made my day. Sometimes, I really love my job. (And thank God for Doc McStuffins! I've never seen it, but it really helps kids not be afraid of the doctor, which makes my job easier.)

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dodger_sister
Feb. 2nd, 2015 03:52 am (UTC)
That is so cute! Good on you for making that kid's day and fixing Baby up! My two year old niece loves Doc McStuffins! I keep her band aids in my bathroom cupboard for when niece gets a booboo then Doc McStuffins can fix her up!
antesqueluz
Feb. 3rd, 2015 04:53 am (UTC)
Well, it surely made my day. :-)
hazeltea
Feb. 2nd, 2015 05:22 am (UTC)
awww. You're a good doc.
antesqueluz
Feb. 3rd, 2015 04:53 am (UTC)
If only all my patients were so easy to treat! :-)
owensheart
Feb. 2nd, 2015 12:59 pm (UTC)
Aww that is so sweet you are a wonderful person.
antesqueluz
Feb. 3rd, 2015 04:54 am (UTC)
Aww, shucks. Thanks, dear.
beesandbrews
Feb. 2nd, 2015 01:45 pm (UTC)
Aw, that's sweet!
antesqueluz
Feb. 3rd, 2015 04:56 am (UTC)
:-) It was fun.
hardboiledbaby
Feb. 4th, 2015 07:29 am (UTC)
Treating the whole patient :) My hat's off to you, that's good work \o/
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