TIME TO WAKE UP
Sleep while the baby sleeps. This is what Lt. Col. Jackson used to say during our long weekend shifts together. The baby, in our case, was the hospital—Wilford Hall Medical Center—the largest U.S. Air Force hospital in the world and a Level 1 Trauma Center for the city of San Antonio. When its halls were dark and still, when the trauma pager stayed silent, we settled into the quiet corners of our own domain, the operating room, and rested our bodies until the baby woke again.