My 1st true difficult airway…. something I hope to never see again, but who am I kidding? It’s my job to be an airway expert… therefore, that only means I will be challenging my skills and will someday encounter that dreaded unintubateable airway. The patient was a friendly, easy-going gal who was an anesthesiologist’s nightmare.
People who have witnessed and/or survived crazy forces of Mother Nature often state that there’s a “calm before the storm”. I have experienced this with tornados growing up in west Texas. But on OB? Yep. The OB anesthesia team was enjoying the fruits of the night team’s labor. All epidurals were in…. most of the