Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Conversations with a man trying to save lives

The following is a conversation (not word-for-word, but very close) that I had with my hubba while he was at work the other day. I just wanted to show you the kinda craziness that my man has to deal with on a regular basis because I think that the sun, moon and stars revolve around me.

(ring-ring-ring)

Lovey: Hello
Me: Hey, what are you doing?
Lovey: Drowning with too many patients and not enough time.
Me: Oh, well I have some things that I have been thinking about. I think...
(beep, beep, beep)
Me: Is that your pager?
Lovey: Yeah, hold on a sec...

(In the back ground I hear, "This is Dr. Mad. Did someone page me? Uh, huh. Okay, I'll be there in a few.)

Lovey: Sorry about that.
Me: That's fine. Anyway I was thinking that we should really consider paying for Caleb to take the bus next year. I mean, I just...
(beep, beep, beep)
Me: Is that your pager again?
Lovey: Yeah. It's crazy around here.
Me: Anyway, I was saying that I know it's a lot of money for him to...
Lovey: I've been saying we should have him ride the bus from the beginning. Hold on a sec.

(In the back ground I hear, "This is Dr. Mad. Did someone page me? Okay, just give him ____ cc's of ____ and I will be there in a few.)

Lovey: Sorry about that. Babes, I trust you. Do whatever you think is best.
Me: Well, I don't want to be wasteful with our money...
(beep, beep, beep)
Lovey: I'm sorry Babes, I'm a little busy right now..
Me: That's okay, do you think that he should ride one way or both ways? I was thinking that I...
(beep, beep, beep) ...could take him in the am and the bus...
Lovey: Seriously, Babes, I've gotta go. Can I call you later and we can talk about this then?
Me: I just had a couple more thoughts.

(In the background I hear him talking to Nurse Betty)

Me: Are you there? Are you ignoring me?
Lovey: No Babes. Does this decision have to be made tonight?
Me: No.
Lovey: When does it have to be made?
Me: In a couple of weeks. But I thought we should start... (beep, beep, beep) ...thinking about it now.
Lovey: Alright, I will think about it as I walk to my patient's room and give you a call in a few.
Me: Hmmm. I've heard that line before. Alright. I love you.
Lovey: I love you (beep, beep, beep) too.

2 comments:

Michele said...

I've had this identical conversation more times than I can count. God is definitely in the business of changing ME through Ben's medical career. The best part is that when he gets home 36 hrs later and I try to resume the conversation just where we left off and he doesn't even remember that we had it!
mc

boys4us said...

How sweet that he tries so hard to carry on a conversation with you while so busy...what a gift! I have one of those too and am so thankful for him! :0)