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. jeff Avatar

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

  2. Andy Avatar

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