Jan 102013

“Well, it just seemed like the right thing to do at the time.” –  OB to mother when she thanked the OB for saving her life after the vaginal delivery of twins, loss of 3100 CCs of blood, and heart failure due to peripartum cardiomyopathy.

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  6 Responses to “Thoughtful Thursday! “Well, It Just Seemed Like The Right Thing To Do At The Time.””

  1. I think this is great. It shows the humorous relationship the two had. I would laugh if my midwife ever told me something like that.

  2. I know the mother’s situation was serious, but I still think the doctor’s comment was really funny and understated. :-) Bravo!

  3. When I read this it makes me think this OB is showing true humility, basically saying “I didn’t do anything extraordinary, I just did my job.” This is such a sweet and refreshing comment. A lot of OBs on here have clearly let pride get to them.

  4. This is the right kind of joke for an doctor to share with his patient. With all the “humor” on this site that is in such poor taste, this is very refreshing!

  5. And THIS is why we have doctors, for these kinds of skills. Yay, doc, good going. And thank you for your modest comeback! Nicely handled.

  6. Fabulous.

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