New Year Blues

Well, I’m sad to report that the new year ended up ringing in the death of a dear friend’s mother.
I just happened to be in the ED when I noticed the staff unsuccessfully attempting to resuscitate her. I did the best thing I could think of and just stood next to her husband.
Unfortunately she was preceded in death by her son, Henry, my friend, a little more than 7 years to the week.

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  1. sorry to hear about this. it must have not been easy.

  2. It’s never easy. It’s just part of life. Regrettably, as a trauma surgeon, one gets somewhat inured to tragedy.

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