A Study On A Doctor 's Mistake Essay
It started off as a normal year, I had just finished my residency and now I could practice medicine on my own without someone looking over my shoulder at all times. Everything was completely normal until she was carted into the ER room with a low heart and respiratory rate.
I didn 't know it at the time, but I was about to have the year of my life. I knew she was trouble from the moment I saw her carted through the door; however, she needed my help, and I was bound by law to give it to her.
When I first met her I told myself that I wouldn 't get attached, she would have to be just another patient if I wanted to be able to treat her. As I approached her, I told myself over and over that she was just another patient. If I was going to make this work she would have to stay a complete stranger to me. I would have to limit my contact with her as much as possible. I knew it was going to be difficult, but I couldn 't let my emotions cloud my judgment. She was my daughter, I knew it from the moment I saw her come through that door. A father never forgets the sparkle that he sees in his daughter 's eyes. I was forgetting already, no contact, and definitely don 't look into her pale, blue eyes. I could get lost in those eyes, lost just like I had 16 years ago when she was born. I was young and dumb when it all happened. When I found out that my girlfriend was pregnant everything changed. I went from the top of my class at Stanford medical to the soon to be dad.…