As you may have inferred from the content of this blog, I am a doctor currently training in paediatrics. I started blogging as a medical student as a way of coping with the ugliness of the hospital environment, and the emotional fallout from being empathetic for hours on end. I may be young in chronological age, but I feel old inside, like I have lived some particularly horrid lives hundreds of times over, but at second hand. Writing about it makes me feel a bit better.
All names and initials, some genders, some family relationships, and some diagnoses and co-morbidities have been altered to protect patient (and colleague) identity.