I tried to answer your question the best I could, but again you ask it. “Will my dad suffer? What happens when he chokes and he’s unable to breathe?” We stand at your father’s bedside as I fumble my way through an answer, failing to name your emotion – fear. You tug at your baseball cap again as I step back, make some excuse to get back to rounds.

Year Created: 2020

A PGY3 in Internal Medicine.