August 31, 2015

good part III

After being transfered to the ICU, the patient never regained consciousness and he passed away. Others on the team were surprised by his passing. They thought he'd regain consciousness. I knew better from the moment I admitted him. You just don't recover from that. And I'm not sure my silent prayer for peace and a good death came to fruition. It's not my first death. Most docs don't forget their first death. But you NEVER forget it when it's your brother as the patient. But I still feel the loss of this patient, nonetheless.

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