Tuesday, January 18, 2005

12 hours. I was at the hospital for 12 hours today, not bad by Rochester standards, but this being my HIV elective (supposedly a cushy month), I was surprised.

"It's cushy, I was home by 4pm most days."
That's what Tony had said. 4-5 patients, tops.

Yea right. Sh*t hit the fan today. Started with 9 patients and 2 new ones. Complicated. Stuff I had never seen before in Rochester.

Kaposi's Sarcoma. Disseminated histoplasmosis. Cryptococcal meningitis. Way over my head. CD4 counts of 14 in one patient (bad enough). And then I had another in the ICU with a CD4 of 1.

Still, it was a lot of good learning. And there was this *really* cute Caucasian medical student working there. Didn't mind working till 730pm.