We have about 10 or 12 a day, and at least half of those result in twins, so I'm guessing Dr. Ro and Dr. Ree are delivering about 15 or 18 babies a day. And then they have a few open-heart surgeries thrown in there, too. No wonder surgeons are always exhausted.
Our medical personnel are now properly garbed, thanks to the coolest surprise box that showed up in the mail. TubaDad's folks sent the girls real monogrammed scrubs and actual working stethoscopes—can you imagine the squealing when that box was opened? (I was talking about myself, but I think the girls might have squealed too, it was hard to hear over the din I made.)
Right after the scrubs arrived, the girls' new Erwin the Little Patient dolls arrived and were immediately subjected to all sorts of lengthy and complicated operations. (Thanks to Salsa reader Lynn for the awesome recommendation!):
Phew, the Erwins pulled through, although those organs don't look like they're in quite the same place. Would that be cause for alarm at a real hospital?:
Calling the patients' families to tell them "Your kid is done, um, can you come drive him home?":
I've tried to tell Ro that it really isn't standard operating procedure to shove the patient in your doctor's kit after surgery, but this is what she does every time:
In addition to their busy schedule of cutting the Erwins open, the girls still find time to operate on each other. In this video, Ro (who is apparently playing Dr. Grey today) performs an emergency c-section on little Ree. (Ro's red scrubs were in the laundry, so she's wearing Ree's, in case that threw anyone):
If you've got a budding doctor on your hands, this awesome Erwin the Little Patient doll can be ordered from Wild and Wooly (they're an intl company, but do ship to the U.S.). Erwin comes with soft, removable heart, liver, spleen, lungs, kidneys/bladder, and esophagus/stomach/intestines, which can all be secured back in place according to a color-coded velcro system. We LOVE him.
PS: Many, many thanks to the folks at Grown in My Heart for including us on their 101 Best Adoption, Loss, and Infertility Blogs. What an honor. I can't wait to read all of the blogs they called out and add new ones to my bloglines.