Life isn't easy in the hospital ER of a major city but it suits Cecilia just fine. She's used to creating order out of mass chaos.
"I'm the oldest of five brothers and sisters. Also the oldest of all my cousins."
How many cousins?
"Twenty-eight last count. And those are the first cousins." She smirked at my gaping mouth. "Yeah, I'm used to bossing people around. You think this is bad? Check out my house in Christmas when the last bienmesabe is up for grabs."
Even though most of her relatives are nurses, she became a doctor after hearing her family's frustration about hospital hierarchy.
"Some of the doctors are still old school, you know, expect everyone to follow them around unquestioningly. Me and all the new people, we like team work. We know if we don't treat the nurses and the technicians right, nothing gets done. They're our hands and eyes; sometimes when the shifts been way too long, they become our brains and mouths, too. You gotta be like that 'cause the action just doesn't stop around here. I love this place. I love the people I work with."
Then she bolted off because three people came in from a multiple