So, today was a sad day — I learned that my absolute favorite patient, a 3 year-old to whom I had become more of a brother/friend than a doctor, died overnight. He had leukemia, had received a stem-cell transplant nearly a year ago, and had been struggling with numerous complications since; he had spent only about three or four weeks at home since his transplant. It’s not hard to see the death-isn’t-always-the-worst-option perspective in this, but I’m going to miss him immensely.


There’s not much to say, here, Jason —which would explain the dearth of comments — except a prayer for the family, and my sincerest hopes that (somehow) you’ll be better at what you do for having gone through this.

• Posted by: Vis10n on Sep 10, 2001, 11:35 AM
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