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Monday, December 19, 2011
The Holiday Happiness Marathon Begins!: A Pediatric Anesthesiologist Loves Being a Doctor & Is Grateful for Patients' Parent's Trust!!
The HOLIDAY HAPPINESS MARATHON Begins!!!!!
Welcome All My Guest Bloggers--Doctors, Nurses & Patients whose stories warm our hearts....Here is Our FIRST Story!
Why I Am Honored To Be A Doctor: ~Dr. I, Pediatric Anesthesiologist , Dallas, TX~
(with the permission of her mom)
I love being a physician. As I finish my training to become a pediatric anesthesiologist, I am honored that parents entrust their children’s safety to me every day.
Each time I walk into a new patient’s room, I try to earn first the child’s and then the parents’ trust. As a parent to two little boys, I don’t even want to imagine how hard it must be to separate from your baby before their heart surgery, or their brain surgery, or even just before they have tubes placed in their ears for chronic ear infections.
For me, my favorite part of being a doctor is playing with the kids and distracting them from what could be a terrifying situation. If I can keep a child calm and happy as they breathe my anesthetic gases until they fall asleep, they usually wake up calm and happy. I am not perfect, and every child doesn’t wake up calmly, but the challenge of accomplishing that goal and giving my patients a positive experience keeps me going.
There are a lot of frustrations in medicine, but doctors became physicians because we love what we do.
Thank you Doc for sharing your story with us!!Readers--lets send a little love back to Dr. I in the comments!! Write away!! :-))