This happened last night in the NICU…
Me: Hey (co-worker’s name), can you come here? I think my (tiny, premature) patient has a 3rd nipple. Can you come assess it with me please?
Co-worker makes her way over, we both stare at my tiny patient’s chest through the incubator.
Me (as I gently poke and scratch at 3rd nipple): Oh wait! Nope! Never mind! It’s not a nipple, it’s a booger. All’s good!
It’s all in the perspective when you have tiny patients!
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