Moments like this have a way of waking us up from our daily routine. The daily hustle we all perform everyday can make our mind numb. We just start going through the actions. As Americans, we have a hard time learning to live in the moment. Have you checked to see if you are fizzlin’ or sizzlin’ recently?
As I wash my hands right after I hang up the phone, the overhead call rang out: “Attention. Your attention, please. A Level 1 trauma code has been activated in the adult emergency department.” It was a gun shot wound to the right chest. I rinse my hands off, and head down to the ED… just another night in A Doctor’s Life. Ready. Rinse. Repeat.