This is one of the best perk in being a doctor - when you get a thank you note from one of your patients. And when the thank you note is attached to a large pineapple cream cake, the joy is enormous. Ananthara came to us more than a year ago for a simple check up when I found out she also had delayed developmental milestones and a squint. Since then she has made immense progress and the mother has been faithfully bringing her for therapy and they have made a couple of visits to CMC.
Today was her second birthday and she came and gave us this beautiful (and delicious) cake.
Incidents like these really encourage me to continue to be more thoughtful and wise when treating the many children I see. And at the end of a tired day its just the perfect way to put a smile on my face!