After The Flood (Nothing angers a PICU team like child abuse)

Chapter 22 At Raquel’s house, I sat on the sofa listening to The Cowboy Junkies with a blanket wrapped around my shoulders. Raquel brought me another mug of cardamom-spiced tea. Upstairs, Maddie played with her cousins. Raquel sat on the sofa next to me, and put her head on my shoulder like she used to […]

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Beer for Breakfast (The night shift goes out for breakfast)

Chapter 11 Fortunately, the next two shifts are uneventful, which actually feels weird after a traumatic shift like the last one. There’s not enough time in between to process what happens to our patients, and the role nurses play. Every so often, someone in hospital administration suggests holding “debriefing” meetings for the nurses after a […]

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