"What are we going to dress up like for Halloween?"
When Samantha asked her new friend, Ashley, this question, she didn't expect Ashley's weird response. The two friends were walking side by side down the hallway toward the lunch room. Ashley stopped and almost got plowed down by a line of fifth graders rushing into the cafeteria. If they kept standing there with Ashley staring at her, they were going to end up at the end of the lunch line. Which wouldn't be such a big deal if it wasn't pizza day. The cafeteria always ran out of pizza and those at the end of the line got reheated leftovers from the day before. If Ashley didn't get moving, they were going to be eating mushy corndogs.
Are you a highly energetic person who hops out of bed ready to save the world? Do you really enjoy helping people? Are you not even a little grossed out by oozing green snot or wounds gushing blood? Then being a doctor might be the right career for you!
Today, we interview Dr. Kim Milhoan about her career as an anesthesiologist.
What's your career?
I am a pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist. That means I take care of children who have heart disease when they need anesthesia for heart surgery or any other type of procedure.
A few years ago, my daughters and I were in a play where it wasn’t all applause. At least, not for her. Because one of the adults was mad at me, she took out her anger on Beth.
Yeah, not a real adult way to handle frustration, but we’re all messed up in some way, right? Every rehearsal, she belittled and hurt her, until my teenager hated being in a show she had been excited about.
Something had to change.
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