I’m totally sore from my 2 days of 21 Day Fix. Oh well. I’ve also had an open cut on my left (dominant) hand, because I fell running about a week ago. This wouldn’t be such a big deal, except that there is obviously a LOT of handwashing going on right now. It is annoying and needs to heal.
(Though I just searched and there ARE waterproof bandaids! Why didn’t I think of that before?)
Anyway. Yesterday was mostly okay. Work has been very busy from a GME perspective — mostly just trying to figure out best how to handle all the changes without completely obliterating my residents’ educational experience. We are transitioning our didactics to online. The clinical part is trickier. A lot of electives aren’t really happening as they normally would. Their development training site just closed. I need to come up with alternatives. For the most part, the residents themselves seem to be handling things in stride so far.
The situation is pediatrics is interesting. There isn’t a lot of testing because there isn’t a lot of severe illness going on, but at the same time . . . when ISN’T there a plentiful stream of children with cough / fever / URI symptoms? The hospital and gen peds offices are trying very hard to keep these ‘routine URI’ kids out with telemedicine and screening. I don’t know; every day we are getting different instructions. I guess that’s just the nature of it all. And there will still be things like asthma flares that need in-person evaluation and treatment.
My coughing/postnasal drip feels nearly resolved this morning, so I may go into the office in person tomorrow, though I am loathe to add my microbial contributions to an enclosed public space (especially a health care one!) if there is no legitimate reason to. So maybe not. Now just does not seem like the time for “face time.” At the same time, I have not been instructed to do my non-face-time-requiring work from home. (And to be honest, I’m a little afraid to ask).
Everything is different now and so many uncertainties.
The kids are okay. Annabel wrote letters to her grandparents, which was sweet! They are generally following the schedule. There was one meltdown (kid will remain anonymous) and a 30-minute docking of today’s screen time. I have ordered:
- 2 lego sets
- play doh for G
- sidewalk chalk
- cross stitch starter kit for A (she is particularly excited about this)
- Perler beads (those little plastic beads that you iron)
- shrinky dink plastic to color & shrink
- a new pack of colored pencils
I have not ordered:
- any educational materials
This is mostly because FL would have had a short week anyway this week and spring break next week, and I am anticipating they may have instructions for what they want the kids to do online soon. I’m having the kids continue the online programs they were already using at school, write a journal entry (sentence w/ a picture for C), and read 2 chapters (A) or 2 picture books (C, who either reads easy things with help or is read to). That’s it for now.
I had one terrible moment when I looked up from an email haze to find the dining room floor AND Genevieve adorned in Sharpie. Luckily, it came out.
Okay. Hopefully I have time for 21DF Day 3 before everyone wakes up!