Dr Fragen in the operating room

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.


2 responses to “New Year Blues”

  1. Andy Avatar

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