If you walk onto A ward this week and take a right at the nurses station, you will find what I have designated as "abscess aisle." There are about six kiddos ages 3-6 along this row who have infections of various sorts: abscess, pyomyositis, osteomyelitis, etc.
My cousin uncle Sonny and his granddaughter Addie recently sent me a care package that contained some match box cars. So today I had a little fun during rounds. Cars were soon zooming along beds, across the floor, up IV poles, and down bandaged extremities. The kids were just tooooo cute, playing with their new toys and posing for pictures! For once the doctor brought smiles instead of tears :).