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After almost a month in Pediatrics, I finally managed to break an important psychological barrier. I managed to draw blood from a 2 months old. I was mostly lucky, the boy had a single visible vein. Which I attacked like a hungry leopard. With no fear I poked the needle in it. When the blood started oozing from the needle it was a great relief, I felt self confidence running through my veins. No more hesitation and avoiding venipunture for those underweight malnourished sick kids.
I was glad I didn't have to scream, shake or cry like Dr. Karl.
I experienced the two most tiring consecutive night shifts ever. I am jet lagged and feel terrible.
BTW, Today I collected my cachectic 154 EGP monthly salary.