When I went to the clinic this morning, I knew we were going to have a talk from the BAHA representative. He was kind and was interested in answering any questions. After that we all had lunch and then we learned how to suture pieces of chicken. I thought I had the hang of it and was excited I was improving. Then we had a dog come in. Real life experience is difference from experimental chicken. I held some organs and looked at some insides. Next I was now suturing a dogs incision. A dogs skin is a lot tougher than a piece of raw chicken. A student started suturing before me, I tried to give her words of encouragement but it seemed mundane. She was nervous, like all of us were. Then I went, I was trying to be calm but I didn’t do the suture right. Next another student, she seemed calm too. After what seemed like forever, someone came to check the sutures, they were almost all bad. I redid one of mine and the other person fixed the rest. I was proud of myself for keeping my cool but disappointed that I couldn’t deliver the first time. Not only that but injecting whatever I gave to that dog was so thick. It was so hard to push down. I was surprised at how much pressure I would have to use. Now that I know, I am looking forward to trying again. I know this time will be much different. I just have to remember to keep confident and believe in myself. Also, the place we are staying has an AC and a bathroom in the same area you are sleeping yay!
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