I woke up at Dark O’Clock and downed some coffee before shuffling off dejectedly to the OR. And I stood politely off to the side for about an hour while Events Unfolded and the decision was finally made to cancel the case.
I can’t even begin to describe how I felt walking home.
The best part is that cancelling the case was the best possible outcome for the patient, so I don’t even have to feel guilty.
Now I just have ED call tonight and tomorrow – and then Nightmare Week is over!
This is the best day ever.