Last Battle

…Slumped in a kitchen chair is our patient, an 89-year-old veteran named Joe. Engine 11 has arrived first, and an IV is already established, vital signs taken and high-flow oxygen is being delivered through a nonrebreather. Joe had tried to take a sip of his morning coffee, felt sudden weakness and spilled it all over his crisp white t-shirt. There is obvious facial droop and no strength on his left side when he squeezes my hands…


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *