Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Lessons Learned

I don't really have much to share or report, but I wanted to bump the post with Jack's not-so-pleasant-to-look-at x-ray. I thought I'd share a really neat article I recently read. It's written by a PICU Intensivist and is titled "Lessons learned in the life of a pediatric intensivist". We should all be so lucky to have physicians like this care for our kids (for those of us whose kids tend to spend more time around doctors than the "typical" kid). I'll admit that I'm a little weird because I like to read medical journals, website, articles, etc. This article was recently posted on the PedsCCM website (the same website where my "Dear Future Physician" letter is posted. I have connections -- the webmaster is one of Jack's former docs).

Here is a link to the article: Lessons Learned (it's short and a very easy read)

There are lessons in this article that can be applied to anyone's life, not just physicians. I especially like Lesson No. 5.

Jack is doing fine. He tolerated sitting in his chair the last two days. We are giving him Motrin at the start of the day, which seems to be helping. Just knowing he doesn't have a fracture takes the fear factor out of moving him.

Until next time, always remember that . . .

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.


worthy said...

Glad to hear that Jack is doing ok, its so hard when our children cannot tell us about the pain they are in.
I'd love to read the article, but the link isn't working for me - maybe thney don't want 'them folks on the other side of the pond' getting a glimpse of their ideas! ;)

Ann said...

Julie - not sure whey the link isn't working. If you really do want to read the article, go to and about half way down the page in the middle you'll see the Featured full-text article from the March 2009 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and a link to the article.

Anonymous said...

So glad Jack is feeling better. I worry about him when he is not feeling well--such a sweet little boy!

Hope said...

I'm happy Jack is feeling better. I did read the article and I agree that #5 is good. I liked # 4 as well. All of them were great points.

Dana said...

Thank goodness you got some peace of mind. I hate not knowing if something is wrong. Hope the pain goes away soon. Enjoying the posts.