Praise be to [whatever almighty you believe in] — I’m done with the neonatal ICU, at least until April. Today, I started four weeks in the emergency room, and while it’s busy as hell and frustrating at times, it’s far more interesting and rewarding. I was on the acute side today, and that meant fifteen patients with whom I got to play, from a little girl who fell down a flight of steps at school to an even littler girl with hypopyon and corneal ulcer. I learned today! (Oh, and to set you at ease: the girl who fell down the stairs is fine, at home after a negative cervical spine series and head CT scan, and the girl with the eye infection will be fine, after she gets a whole heaping load of antibiotics.)