Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Dr. Claire Nielson

 Last week I checked my girls out of school to
 join me at my check-up with Dr. Jensen.
Mr. Nielson "tagged" along because he had a few skin tags (get it?) 
that he needed removed.  
He said it was OK to use "skin tag" in this post because usually
 "skin tag" is kind of embarrassing to admit to having.
Anyway, Claire has always been especially fascinated with medicine.  
She plans to take herself into the medical world after high school.
Dr. Jensen asked Claire to assist her in removing her fathers skin tags.
First he showed her how to administer the lidocaine, 
where she successfully numbed
several spots on her own. It was impressive.  
Next Dr. J helped Claire gear up in sterile gloves.
Jane was sitting in the corner of the room white as a ghost, but helpful
nonetheless like reminding Claire she was left-handed and other helpful tips.
Claire snipped and dabbed and snipped some more and the tags were gone.
There was very minimal bleeding and Mr. Nielson is recovering nicely.
Claire was taught the surgeons celebratory glove-removal too. 
This is when a Doctor finishes a procedure and 
takes his/her gloves off and slings the gloves in the garbage can.
I've seen it done hundreds of times by George Clooney in ER.
 Then Dr. J put Claire to work by cleaning up some tools before 
being sent off to be sterilized.
Today was one for the books, and Claire was so excited she
 didn't stop smiling for hours.
Proud of you girl, your future is bright!

And, Dr. Mark Jensen is the best.