Was charting at the computer at work the other day. One of the residents was talking about how she had abrupted her placenta & when her daughter was born her apgar was 1 and her blood gas ph was 6.9 (that is really bad btw). She then perked up and was a apgar 9 at five minutes. She was saying how lucky she is & at 4 months the baby is meeting all of her milestones, etc. She then said "I am so thankful, I didn't want to have to become one of those mothers". WTF does that mean?
I just sat there, trying to finish my charting through my tears. It has been such a rough week I couldn't respond like I normally would.
Some people just don't get it, do they?
Edited to add that this resident has no idea about my life @ home. It is just interesting to hear how people really feel when you are a fly on the wall.
6 years ago